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 ...
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 ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Children in need of an organ transplant often wait longer than adults for available organs, as in many cases, they require organ donations from another child of ...