Teen drama is all-consuming; jealousy and conflicts with friends can make adolescents feel the whole world is against them. Now, new research from the University of Virginia has found ramifications from ...
New research about the intense pressure young women face to share nude photos of themselves is raising questions about how we address some of the norms that have taken hold among ...
Finally, some good news: A new study finds that delinquent behavior among teens is down sharply in the last decade. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, using drugs, smoking or taking part ...
When you hear the word dehydration (not enough water in the body), there’s a good chance that you automatically think of the heat; however, properly maintaining fluid balance in your body ...
There are several variables that influence academic achievement. Some are the parents’ level of education (college educated parents tend to be better equipped to help children with academic concepts), the amount ...
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 ...
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. A 2013 survey by the APA found that stress is extremely common among teenagers. Teenagers who responded to the survey report they’re experiencing what they think ...
The educational landscape is an ever-changing one — just ask any teacher. Yearly initiatives are introduced at the national, state, and local levels with the aim of better accommodating the changing ...
The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released its Stress in AmericaTM report (the full report can be located here). This year the report highlighted the stress experienced by American youth (teens ...
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 ...
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 ...
Prom is a night that almost all teens look forward to, and yet it can end in disaster for some with consequences that are far-reaching. Staying safe on prom night isn’t ...
Whether you are finishing your first year of middle school or your last year of high school, the end of the school year is always the most difficult. Students contract “summer ...
Spring break is practically universal for “let loose and go wild.” But while you’ve earned your right to have a fun, relaxing, and exciting week off from school, it’s important not ...
Every day is a challenge. I wake up with a nervous stomachache. I get dressed and put on my mascara, trying to hold the brush tightly with shaky hands. I try ...
If you don’t have a date this Valentine’s Day, don’t stay at home and pout. This holiday can be just as fun for singles as it is for couples. On February ...
Bullying can happen to anyone—and it’s not always so simple to recognize. Check out some of these questions to determine what your next steps may be in your specific case. Read ...
Feeling like there are too many pressures and demands on you? Losing sleep worrying about tests and schoolwork? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? You’re not ...
While delayed sleep phase syndrome is found in those with depression, many teens are at risk, too, if they can’t fall asleep at night and have trouble waking up at 6 ...
In the fight against obesity in teens, we’ve considered a number of different strategies — taxing sugary drinks, rewriting food labels and encouraging young people to cut down on screen time. ...
When Monique Mastrobattista fell down the stairs one afternoon at her school, Albert Park College in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, she was left with a badly bruised face. The 13-year-old posted a ...
It’s getting more dangerous for school-age children and teens to walk to school. Safe Kids Worldwide president and CEO Kate Carr joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero and discusses dangerous behavior ...
The Tyler Clementi Foundation was founded by Jane and Joseph Clementi in 2011, one year after they lost their son Tyler to suicide, who had been harassed and bullied by his ...
There are a lot of things that are contagious, and they aren’t all just sicknesses. Whether it’s someone’s mood, opinion or look, we tend to pick up what the people around ...
A Naperville teen’s anti-bullying app was purchased by two investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Friday night. 16-year-old Trisha Prabhu’s ReThink sends users an alert when they write a message that could ...
Shortly after my now-husband proposed to me, he broached a delicate subject. After dinner one night, he sheepishly looked at me and asked me to reveal a part of myself that ...
You know when you’re at a cafeteria and you’ve got your lunch, and then you just don’t know where to sit? You don’t want to sit alone, but you also don’t ...
As communities nationwide battle a growing opioid and heroin use epidemic, researchers and public health officials are scrambling to identify how abuse may begin. One of those sources, research suggests, could ...
Congratulations on your teenage son or daughter’s decision (whether voluntary or “highly encouraged” by Mom and Dad) to apply for a job. But now what? US News Money has some helpful ...