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 ...
Experts are worried that impressionable teenagers may be influenced by social media or TV shows that ‘romanticise’ the act of suicide. THE grieving families of two California teenagers who committed suicide ...
Kevin and I sit down at two desks just outside his third period class at a high school in northern San Diego. He is 17 years old and Asian American, with ...
If you know someone who has thought about ending their life by suicide, you realize how hard it is to know what to say or do about it. Are they just ...
Do you have a close friend who is quitting smoking? Are you wondering how to support them? You’ve made an important first step by seeking out information about how to help ...
Teens who can’t put away their phones aren’t just entranced: Their brains actually have a chemical imbalance, a small new study has found. When researchers in South Korea used spectroscopy — ...
With so many fad diets and fitness trends on the market, it can be daunting for teens to figure out the best ways to stay fit. The good news? Being healthy ...
Adolescence can be a challenging time. Teens confront pressures from all directions: parents, siblings, friends, enemies, frenemies, crushes, teachers, and most of all, themselves. The good news is, in order to ...
Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If ...
Although Stranger Things is rated TV-14, upon binge-watching season two I think I’d personally give season one a PG-13 rating and the second season closer to an R rating, simply because ...
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 ...
An alarmingly large number of social media accounts are celebrating extreme thinness by uploading pictures of skeletal women, a new study has found. Research conducted by the University of Exeter has ...
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing and football is in full swing. That means Halloween is just around the corner. Trick-or-treating is a great experience for your ...
Think about your Facebook page, or Instagram, or LinkedIn or other social media you find yourself on most often. Perhaps you don’t use social media, but do you have a spouse, ...
The words “me too” are trending on social media after women were asked to share if they had ever been sexually assaulted or harassed. In light of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, ...
Experts in teenage mental health say social media is a significant factor in a rising tide of anxiety among teenagers and adolescents. Some victims are so seized with anxiety they can’t ...
The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s ...
Nina Langton had no right to be depressed. At least, that’s how she saw it. She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and was close with ...
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 ...
It’s totally normal to look at the world through rose-colored glasses in the early stages of a relationship. But for some people, those rose-colored glasses turn into blinders that keep them ...
In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation’s 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week. Last ...
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 ...
Kids today: they just don’t drink and have sex like they used to. According to a new study, young people are defying the expectations of adults yet again by failing to ...
According to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers are engaging in fewer risky behaviors than their Gen X parents did. ...
Dating violence is intimate partner violence that occurs between two people in a close relationship. The abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and it’s a growing concern among teens. The ...
Did you know that gender stereotyping has a lasting impact on children? In a new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers found a link between gender-specific expectations and ...
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 ...
I don’t mind doing favors for my friends, but I have one friend that seems to take advantage of me. She wants me to babysit all the time, introduce her to ...
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 ...
Lots of teRead Moreens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At the last “Drug Facts ...