ICE DANCING WASN’T JUST Krista Weyhing’s passion – it was her refuge from the series of tragedies she endured during the last half of 2016 and early 2017. In that time, ...
By the time Jessica McDonald was 13, she had already started drinking, smoking marijuana and using Adderall — a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — to get high. ...
Just as Americans prepped for July barbecues, scientists at Columbia University dropped a sobering piece of news about the effects of binge drinking. Especially for teens, it can have a lasting ...
Teens are often subject to the same pressures as adults that can greatly disrupt their sleep, so it can be important to follow simple tips to improve teen sleeping. Discover some ...
If you’re a teenager, you are in a very powerful position. Starting good money habits now will put you ahead for the rest of your life. Here are 8 money tips ...
Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to improve sleep for teenagers. Some ...
The medical community once thought depression affected only adults. The risk for the condition can begin in childhood or the early teens, however, and increases steadily through the mid-20s. Around 11 ...
The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. But if you have a teen, you know ...
Teens whose families eat dinner together are more likely to make healthy food choices, even when kids and parents have issues with communicating and connecting emotionally, a new study finds. More ...
Teen obesity has been linked with many health problems later in life, and a large Israeli study suggests increased risk for deadly pancreatic cancer is one of them. Researchers followed nearly ...
Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that young people are “critical participants” of digital health technologies. Teens are able to judge which fitness and wellness apps are right for them, ...
While not everyone experiences anxiety, it’s likely that stress will affect everyone at some point in their lives. In the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual Stress in America report, which was ...
The early weeks of a school year can rattle even the most self-assured kid — the swirl of new classes, teachers and tribes, and the pressure to try out new extracurriculars, ...
High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn. And while teenagers need eight to 10 ...
Although parenthood is filled with many joys, it also has its stressful and difficult moments, too. For many parents, when their children go through puberty, it can be a particularly trying ...
IT’S A FAMILIAR TROPE: We’re feeling blue, so we reach for the ice cream. But research shows that the causality actually runs in the other direction: It’s the ice cream that ...
As a high school junior, Baker Mayfield was the starting quarterback for the Lake Travis Cavaliers football team in Austin, Texas. He led the team to a 25-2 record in two ...
Results of a large study suggest a dose-dependent relationship between getting less than 8 hours of sleep and increased risky behaviors among teens, including risk-taking while driving, use of alcohol and ...
New US research has found that parents who communicate often and openly with their teens about sex could be encouraging them to practice safer sex later in life. Carried out by ...
Adolescence is the time in a child’s life when their body changes physically into an adult. By this time, children will reach their full height potential. It is also the time ...
Cicela Hernandez felt the stab of every cruel word. Harsh comments about the way she dressed or the hair on her legs, which was longer than many of the boys’ in ...
Good exercise and eating habits are vital and are best established at a young age. By teaching your teen effective and enjoyable ways to exercise and stay well, you are setting ...
Dr. Nalin of Paradigm Malibu Treatment Center explains, on Two Way Radio, the connection between the time teens spend online, the activities they do online, and their self-esteem. He also gives ...
Teens are known to be moody. For parents and doctors, it can be tricky to tell the difference between normal adolescent emotions and depression. “I think it’s harder to detect depression ...
I’m 16, and I first got into healthy eating when I was 9, after being mysteriously sick every day for six months. I tried going gluten-free to see if it would ...
Today’s teens face more pressures than any generation before them. In addition to increasing academic demands, navigating physical changes and body image concerns, teenagers in the digital age are also expected ...
As a first grade teacher, Julie Miller is exposed to a horrifying number of germs on a daily basis. “I’ve been thrown up on; they sneeze and cough on me. And ...
The continual evolution of technology makes it easy for teenagers to access new information and communicate with friends and family. Even though having the world at their fingertips offers knowledge and ...
With school season back, parents will once again be confronted with a lot of questions. One concern that continuously comes up, year in, year out, is how to get kids to ...
There’s been a lot of talk about self-care in recent years — in particular, self-care for women and for parents. That’s important, because when parents practice self-care, they have a better ...