All around the nation parents are grappling with the question of what age is too young for a phone? But in reality, it’s not the actual phone that’s the problem — ...
For teens, stress can come from all directions. The pressures of schoolwork, worries about future success, a cramped schedule, relationships at home and with friends and keeping track of social media ...
I relish my five-year-old daughter’s sparkling confidence. When she preens in the mirror in a comically mismatched outfit, she celebrates herself exactly as she is — and not through the lens ...
Talk to any parent of a teen these days and the topic is sure to come up: Is it bad that they’re spending so much time on their phones? This question ...
At a moment when girls enjoy historic opportunity — watching Chloe Kim and Mikaela Shiffrin soar to gold, and Oprah preach girl power from the Golden Globes stage — teen girls ...
In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help ...
Haley Whitmore had a simple idea for her senior Girl Scout project. She’d “start a conversation” among her peers about mental health. “Being a Girl Scout is about who I am ...
“When I was your age, we only had one phone in the house.” “When I was your age, we spent time with our families.” “When I was your age, we didn’t ...
Teens are more stressed and anxious than in the past, yet their parents will send many off to college with little thought about the mental health issues they might face while ...
Talk therapy can be a cost-effective way to treat teens with depression who don’t take or stop using antidepressants, a new study finds. Antidepressants are typically used to treat depression, but ...
Whether it’s a 3-year-old putting a bright, squishy detergent pack into his mouth or a 17-year-old taking part in an internet challenge, one thing remains the same — detergent packs are ...
At the start of the new year, parents may encourage their teens to detox from social media, increase exercise, or begin a volunteer project. While kids may bristle at the thought ...
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 ...