The new year is just a few days away. And many of us are coming up with resolutions. Pediatricians say it’s also a great time to help children focus on forming ...
Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Share on LinkedInEmail to someone The teenage years are filled with many milestones. From entering puberty, learning to drive, getting a first job, ...
You’ve heard it since grade school: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But with a morning of competing priorities, snooze buttons and questionable appetites, it’s easy to skip ...
Eating breakfast every day may be the first step in fighting teen obesity. A new study shows teenagers who eat breakfast regularly eat a healthier diet and are more physically active ...
We are wrapping up the first athletic season of the school year and about to start winter sports. Even after several weeks back at school, some students and families are still ...
Parenting teenagers can be a tricky business. Your babies are growing up, they are forming opinions of their own and they are learning how to make decisions and navigate the world ...
With schools being back in session for another productive and educational year, it is a good time to talk safety and prevention. Just a few weeks ago I wrote an article ...
When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking ...
Your child can’t breathe. She is holding her chest. She is starting to hyperventilate. She wants to go to the hospital. She feels like she is dying. You panic. She panics. ...
Good communication with teens is vital during conflict. When we asked 5,000 adults what they wished their parents had done differently during times of conflict, they gave these three responses most ...
New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics offer a single approach comprised of five simple and sensible strategies. While the eating habits of teens may seem to be one of ...
Day to day ups and downs are a normal part of adolescence, making it difficult to distinguish between normal teenage moodiness and depression. Teens might not always be able to articulate ...
Teenagers can be a notoriously sedentary group. Now a new study showed that school may be a big part of the problem. The study, which used GPS devices to track when ...
The life of today’s teenager is busy and in constant flux. They have increasing responsibilities at school and at home, their social lives are expanding, their independence is growing, and they’re ...
What should I know about eating disorders? Most importantly, you should know that Eating disorders require medical attention! The two best-known types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. ...
You keep your skin clean. You condition your hair. You’re eating right. You’re doing all you can to look and feel great. But are you missing out on an important part ...
Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is ...
Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday that the final school bell rang and students eagerly raced for the door to begin their much awaited break. Fast forward ...
Friendships can be tricky to navigate at any age, but they are especially so during adolescence. For many kids, friendships during middle school are difficult, but high school friendships can also ...
The teenage years can be some of the most exciting time in a child’s life but also some of the most stressful. Here are some tips for promoting social-emotional health among ...
Warmer months are exciting times for high school students. Spring break, proms and graduation parties provide opportunities for young adults to let loose, kick back and celebrate the end of the ...
Building self-esteem is a core component of bullying prevention. With a healthy self-esteem, your teens will not only be more confident, but they also will be able to identify their strengths ...
The Fourth of July is a time for fun and celebration; however, families should follow precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable occasion. Not only do parents need to worry about ...
No teen is doomed to be overweight. A 2010 European study showed that even teenagers with gene-linked obesity are able to overcome it by exercising for 60 minutes a day. For ...
Any type of regular, physical activity can improve your fitness and your health. The most important thing is that you keep moving! Exercise should be a regular part of your day, ...
Teenagers and young adults don’t often think of this one when they consider pushing the limits. But spirituality is a healthy part of living – spiritual people tend to have less ...
If you’re a typical teenager with parents who always nag you about what you eat, how you eat, when you eat or don’t eat, and the amount of junk food you ...
Eating disorders can take a devastating toll on teens — especially girls. To help protect your child, understand the possible causes of teen eating disorders and know how to talk to ...
Being a parent or guardian is hard, especially as children develop into teens. The National Runaway Safeline asked both youth and parents about the challenges of everyday life, and how to ...
School’s finally out, the weather is warm, and many teens don’t have a worry in the world. While Summer is a time to relax and have fun, it is important that ...