You already know there are many great reasons to exercise—from improving energy, mood, sleep, and health to reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. And detailed exercise instructions and workout plans are just ...
To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and ...
People who have never been abused often wonder why a person wouldn’t just leave an abusive relationship. They don’t understand that breaking up can be more complicated than it seems. There ...
Many people get nervous or self-conscious on occasion, like when giving a speech or interviewing for a new job. But social anxiety, or social phobia, is more than just shyness or ...
Most teens use some form of social media and have a profile on a social networking site. Many visit these sites every day. There are plenty of good things about social ...
In today’s world, the pressures of being a teenager can be overwhelming. Not only are teens pressured to do well academically and excel in extracurricular activities, they also face pressure to ...
The short- and long-term consequences that arise from underage alcohol consumption are astonishing in their range and magnitude, affecting adolescents, the people around them, and society as a whole. Adolescence is ...
Controlling people seek power over others by reducing their partners’ confidence and stature. Here are the 10 most toxic forms of control in relationships, with examples of each behavior: 1) Coercing ...
Many parents can see their teens floundering, but aren’t sure what to do about it. They might overdo and become intrusive (which causes their children to want to push them away) ...
Your teenager has confided in you this week. She told you that she can’t stop thinking that she’ll fail her next set of exams. The thoughts won’t leave her and the ...
Opiates are among the most abused drugs in the United States as they’re easy to get hold of, readily prescribed, and very addictive–a dangerous combination. Opiates include numerous substances such as ...
Being the friend or family member of an abused person is never easy. Staying connected with the victim despite your view that she or he should “just leave” takes an even ...
Myths About Sexual Assault Each year, Vera House helps more than 700 people who have been sexually assaulted. More than half of these victims are children younger than 18. Yet most ...
For a word that didn’t even exist a decade ago, ‘selfies’ have made their way into our everyday, as though a selfie shaped space has been reserved all this time, just ...
Shortly after President Trump declared the opioid overdose crisis a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that from 2014 to 2015 the drug overdose rate increased 19 ...
Body image is about how you feel about your body, not about how your body looks. We all have a body image and we all have to work towards feeling good ...
Lucy talks about the importance of putting your mental health first through times of university stress. – Lucy If you are a University student, you will probably be able to relate ...
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 ...