Harriet shares personal experience and tips for applying to University with a pre-existing mental health condition. -Harriet Among the inevitable worry about remembering to pack the right things, successfully finding your ...
A Whole New World Beckons Teens A whole new and enchanting world opens up to teens as sexuality and romance loom large during the adolescent years. Biological and social drives catapult ...
This site is primarily a resource for people who are shy and socially awkward themselves. This article is one of a handful on how to help someone else in your life ...
One evening my sons came home with the same exclamation, “It’s amazing how many kids hate their parents!” We talked for an hour or so about why, and I’ve interviewed several ...
JEFFERSON CITY — Dorinda Padgett doesn’t want Missourians to go through what happened to her and her husband. Padgett, a 72-year-old retired administrative assistant from Lee’s Summit, lost her husband, Larry, ...
That’s almost $2,300 a year that you could be saving or spending on other things like clothes, a car, or something fun! Nicotine Makes Tobacco Use Addictive Nicotine in tobacco causes ...
When kids are electronically (cyber) bullied, it can be hard for parents to detect, until it becomes an overwhelming issue. A cyberbully can be a close friend or a faceless entity, ...
Kids who seemed confident throughout childhood struggle to maintain self-assurance during the teen years. For many, adolescence is filled with self-doubt, a questionable body-image, and insecurity. The good news is, you ...
The data come from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey of 12- to 17-year-olds from all 50 states that is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and ...
I am the father of four very patient teenagers, two still living at home. They indulge my stream of dad jokes with a wry, sympathetic smile. My unfavorable comparison of their ...
Teens are usually under a lot of pressure and it’s easy for their peers, teachers, parents and siblings to erode their self-confidence. They often have to deal with unrealistic expectations set ...
Parents often think teenagers are overly obsessed with their best friends. They should let them be. New research published in the journal Child Development shows that teens aged 15 and 16 ...
In their younger years, they were inseparable. They begged for playdates, planned out sleepovers, coordinated afterschool activities, and just seemed to find genuine joy in each other’s company. It was a ...
Low self-esteem is common in teens, but it can be difficult to determine whether low self-esteem is a symptom of something more. Luckily, you can have a positive influence on your ...
Many teenagers I work with feel hurt or sad about being excluded from friendship groups. Usually one or more of their “friends” has done or said something to leave them feeling ...
There are reasons why teen girls struggle to communicate with confidence. Teen girls today are faced with more pressure than ever before. Not only do they have to juggle academic pressures, ...
Friendship—that close connection with another person which allows us to feel valued and cared for—is vital at any stage of life. The need for love and belonging has long been established ...
We’re starting to prefer our faces with filters on them to the point that we can hardly bear our real appearances. Most of us have had the experience of running our ...
Woe the teenager smoking weed. That’s the view of many policymakers, social observers and others frowning upon efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use in New Jersey. They worry in a weed-legal ...
What began as a method of emergency contact has evolved into a 24/7 distraction, spurring what many would classify as a digital addiction for adults and teens alike. According to a ...
New data from the US Department of Education brings some really good news: fewer teens are being bullied. In 2007, 31.7% of students ages 12 to 18 reported being bullied. In ...
You might think that the younger we are, the more active we are. But a new study turns that belief on its head: The results show that physical activity is lower ...
One in five teens in the United States suffers from a mental health condition, often by the time they reach the age of 14. Half of them don’t get the help ...
KIDS GET SAD OFTEN. They cry, cling and act out when they’re unhappy. It’s perfectly normal for kids to experience emotional ups and downs, and some kids even go through phases ...
Parents who urge their kids to diet may not only be condemning their own children to be overweight or to have eating disorders; they may also be dooming their grandchildren, a ...
Experts on alcohol abuse have found one demographic group that’s drinking at an alarming rate. Not teenagers. Not college-age people. It’s baby boomers. For reasons not well understood, teenage and college-age ...
WHITE BEAR LAKE — It might not be a good idea to take every advanced placement class. High-achieving students are those youth that parents and teachers worry may burn out before ...
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 — ...
Smoking e-cigarettes deliver cancer-causing chemicals that get into the body — and popular fruity flavors appear to be the worst, researchers reported Monday. They said teenagers who try vaping may be ...
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 ...