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Millennials Lack Basic Survival Skills

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Increased reliance on technology might be to blame for the lack of knowledge, the results suggest


Cost Of Raising A Child In The U.S. Rises To $233K

on January 14, 2017 by

The estimated average costs of raising a child born in 2015 through age 17 has risen to $233,610, a 3-percent increase from…

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Are Teens Replacing Drugs With Social Media?

on January 11, 2017 by

Fewer teenagers are using drugs and alcohol than ever before, but extreme screen time usage may be their preferred vice


Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Impacts Teen Drug Perception And Use

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Marijuana use increased and the drug’s perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use…

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Smartphones, Tablets And Weight Gain In Teens

on January 10, 2017 by

Teens who used screen devices for five or more hours daily were twice as likely to drink more sugary beverages and engage…


Overdose Fatalities From Opioids Hit New Peaks

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Fentanyl remains chief culprit in early 2016 data in several cities, states


Moms Play Vital Role In Rehabilitating Teen Offenders

on January 8, 2017 by

Teens who face the juvenile justice system for the first time are more likely to re-offend if their mothers don’t participate in…


Teens Whose Parents Let Them Try Alcohol As Kids More Likely…

on January 7, 2017 by

More likely… to drink, but less likely to binge

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Family Dinners And Their Impact Teen Substance Use

on January 7, 2017 by

Insights family engagement expert

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Just One Hour A Day On Social Media Makes Teens Miserable

on January 7, 2017 by

Social media sites help us stay connected, but for younger teens, the cost of online connectivity can be steep


Army Warns Of New Threat: Energy Drinks

on January 2, 2017 by

…more likely to report sleep disruption related to stress and illness and were more likely to fall asleep during briefings or on…

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Flashback: Why Teen Girls May Wait Longer To Have Sex?

on January 2, 2017 by

Teen girls who reported higher-quality relationships with their mothers experienced a protective factor against early sexual initiation,

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Parents Put Your Phone Away: An Addict’s Guide To Unplugging

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Why Do We Get Addicted?

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Mysterious Illness Tied To Marijuana Use On The Rise…

on December 29, 2016 by

In states with legal weed

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Killer Teen Drugs

on December 22, 2016 by

Inside the DEA: A chemist’s quest to identify mystery drugs


Bot Babies Meant to Scare Teens Out of Having Kids Aren’t Working…

on December 22, 2016 by

2 out of 3 U.S. school districts buy infant simulators, but new research shows the automaton newborns simply don’t work

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Oxford Dictionary: “Word Of The Year”

on December 21, 2016 by

The definition is basically this: who cares what’s….

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Study Finds Sex-Ed Programs Don’t Reduce STIs, Teen Pregnancy, HIV

on December 18, 2016 by

A new peer-reviewed study of multiple “sexual and reproductive health” educational programs in several countries finds no evidence of improved health outcomes…

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Fewer Teens Doing Drugs Than Ever Before

on December 18, 2016 by

American teenagers are the best behaved they’ve ever been — drinking and smoking less and doing fewer drugs than their predecessors in…

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Sexual Harassment Prevalent Among Adolescent Students

on December 18, 2016 by

43% of middle school students surveyed for the study reported they had been the victims of verbal sexual harassment such as sexual…

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Flashback: Why STDs Are At An Unprecedented High

on December 13, 2016 by

Hmmmmmm. Could it be that some people are actually noticing sex matters?

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Distracted Teen Drivers…

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What Happened When 9 Teens Gave Up Their Cellphones For A Week

on December 12, 2016 by

It was painful in the beginning. “I am going insane,” Yet, within days, there were significant changes…

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Parents Should Not Put Too Much Pressure On Kids

on December 10, 2016 by

There is more to helping kids become successful than pushing them to be involved in a multitude of activities and to score…

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Flashback: Teenage Binge Drinking Can Affect Future Children

on December 10, 2016 by

May affect the brain function of their future children, potentially putting them at risk of developing mood disorders such as anxiety or…


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UK: “YouTube Generation”

on December 7, 2016 by

Vast majority of children and teens watch YouTube weekly


New Smutty “One Finger Challenge” Going Viral

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The “one finger challenge” is an emerging, risqué social media fad where people are taking naked selfies of themselves in front of…

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Kids And Their Parents Are Streaming More Than Ever

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Study: 78% of under-12s are tuning into SVODs

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Teens And Online Safety: Infographic

on December 1, 2016 by

The bane of the internet: cyber bullying, cyber stalking, sexting, inappropriate content, social media addiction


CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are Healthier

on November 30, 2016 by

Teen Virgins rate significantly and consistently better in nearly all health-related behaviors and measures than their sexually active peers

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Teen “Choking Game” Played Solo Points To Suicide Risks

on November 27, 2016 by

Kids who tried the “choking game” alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves

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Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens To Smoke

on November 27, 2016 by

Fruit- or candy-flavored electronic cigarettes may entice American teens to start smoking tobacco

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E-Cigs Tied To Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use

on November 27, 2016 by

Teens who regularly “vape” e-cigarettes are more likely to become frequent and heavy cigarette smokers

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Adolescent Binge Drinking Can Affect Brain Functions Of Future Offspring

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“Adolescent binge drinking not only is dangerous to the brain development of teenagers, but also may impact the brains of their children,”


Kids…..Ice Cream For Breakfast Makes You Smarter

on November 24, 2016 by

SAT Prep?….ice cream for breakfast improves a person’s alertness and mental performance

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Flashback: Marijuana Impacts Teens Brain Development Differently

on November 22, 2016 by

Study shows that the age at which an adolescent starts using marijuana affects which parts of the brain will be affected


Researchers Have Figured Out What Millennials Really Want In A Church

on November 20, 2016 by

Hint: It has less to do with programs…


Few States Have Plans For Kids Returning To Class After Concussion

on November 19, 2016 by

All U.S. states have “return-to-play” laws designed to protect young athletes who’ve suffered a concussion. But only a handful have regulations on…

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Problem Behaviors Spread Between Siblings

on November 19, 2016 by

Investigators determined siblings play a key role in the escalation of problem behaviors over time, over and above the contributions of genes,…


Why Is The Teen Birth Rate So Much Higher In Rural Areas?

on November 18, 2016 by

Fewer teens are giving birth nationwide, but new government data reveals that teen births are much higher in rural areas than urban…

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Depression On The Rise; Teen Girls Most At Risk

on November 15, 2016 by

This Might Be Why Depression Is Rising Among Teen Girls

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Teens Often Ignore Online Risks

on November 12, 2016 by

New research finds that adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved

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Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School

on November 12, 2016 by

Students who go to bed late tend to be both sleepier during the day and have more trouble with self-regulation, regardless of….


Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ‘Epidemic’ For Colorado Kids

on November 10, 2016 by

over 11% of Colorado’s (teens) use pot. 40% increase in drug-related suspensions and expulsions — the vast majority from marijuana


Teen Use Of Opioids Linked To Marijuana

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Teens who take opioid painkillers without a prescription also often use cannabis, according to a new study


MS-13 Surging With Influx Of Youths Crossing Border, 92% Arrested Illegal

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Census: Record 42.4M Immigrants, 23% of School Kids, Muslims Biggest Jump


More US Middle Schoolers Die Of Suicide Than Car Crashes

on November 7, 2016 by

The suicide rate among U.S. middle school students doubled from 2007 to 2014, surpassing for the first time the incidence of youngsters…


Millennials aren’t wearing condoms anymore

on November 4, 2016 by

The CDC says that almost 20 million new STIs occur every year, over half of them afflicting people between the ages of…

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How Welfare Undermines Marriage And What To Do About It

on November 4, 2016 by

The collapse of marriage in America began with the War on Poverty and the welfare programs that penalizes low-income parents who do…

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Flashback…Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

on November 4, 2016 by

Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware that its principal cause is the absence of married fathers in…


Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too

on October 29, 2016 by

People who predict death for a living have some bad news

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Obsessive Viewing of Online Selfies Can Damage Self-Esteem

on October 28, 2016 by

Surprising new research finds that frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life…

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New Screen Time Rules For Kids, By Doctors

on October 25, 2016 by

Digital media exposure for children of all ages should be limited


Impulsivity, Sensation-Seeking May Raise Teens’ Risk of Substance Abuse

on October 24, 2016 by

A new study found that youths with increased impulsivity and sensation-seeking may be at greater risk of substance abuse

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Boys From Loving Families May Have More Secure Marriages in Old Age

on October 24, 2016 by

Boys who are raised in a warm family environment are more likely to feel secure in romantic relationships in their 80s


What’s Hot?

on October 24, 2016 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

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Smartphone Use Results In Distracted Parenting

on October 23, 2016 by

According to new research, parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, and as a result, the interactions with their…


58,586,256: Number of Abortions In US Since Roe v. Wade

on October 18, 2016 by

If we took one golf ball for every one of those babies, it would tightly pack nearly 28 53-foot tractor trailers


US Kids Among Least Fit In The World

on October 13, 2016 by

Top 5, Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway and Japan. The least fit country: Mexico

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Leisure Time At Home May Be Best Path To Happy Family

on October 8, 2016 by

“The best predictor of happiness for families may be spending quality time together in familiar activities inside the home. And that’s great…

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Why Teens Are Fat?

on October 6, 2016 by

Children’s metabolism temporarily slows during puberty — a pattern that might help explain the current teen obesity problem


Book: Under Our Skin

on September 28, 2016 by

Getting real about race and getting free from the fears and frustrations that divide us


Keys To Unlocking The Millennial Mindset

on September 27, 2016 by

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Nomophobia: Infographic

on September 23, 2016 by

The fear of beingwithourt a cell phone


Millennials Aren’t Spending Money Like Their Parents Did

on September 21, 2016 by

Millennials spend a lot more on “experiences” — things like travel, entertainment, and dining

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Internet Addiction May Signal Other Mental Health Issues Among College Students

on September 20, 2016 by

Canadian researchers say their findings could affect how psychiatrists approach people who spend a significant amount of time online​

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Wounds From Childhood Bullying May Persist Into College Years

on September 17, 2016 by

Experiencing bullying was the strongest predictor of PTSD symptoms among the college students who participated in the survey

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UK: Music Videos May Encourage Teen Drinking

on September 17, 2016 by

Alcohol was also associated with sexualized imagery or lyrics, objectification of women, and linked to personal image, lifestyle, and sociability


Style Trend: Crop Tops Now Show More Than Just The Midriff

on September 17, 2016 by

I think everyone is trying 2 out-do the next person 2 stand out anyway they can, even if that means starting trends…


Flashback: Study Linking Sexual Behavior & Violence To Sexual Media Exposure

on September 14, 2016 by

Sexual Media Exposure, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Violence Victimization in Adolescence

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Pediatric Group Says Doctors Should Treat Teen Opioid Addicts With Medicine

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Medical Schools Are Expanding Their Training To Help Future Dr’s Fight Opioid Abuse

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Drug Addiction In Middle-aged White American Women

on September 8, 2016 by

Rise in deaths of middle-aged white American women attributed to opioid, anti-anxiety drug overdoses

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Factors That Predict Adolescent Alcohol Use…Values

on September 6, 2016 by

Alcohol consumption accounts for more than 5,000 adolescent deaths each year in the U.S

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How An Early Bedtime Can Have Lasting Effects On Kids

on September 6, 2016 by

More sleep can boost mood in babies, children and teens

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Flashback: Students With Chronic Lack Of Sleep Have…

on September 6, 2016 by

Poorer Focus, Lower Grades


Red Hot Chili Challenge

on September 5, 2016 by

US teens hospitalized after consuming world’s hottest peppers

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Digital Disconnect Exists Between Parents And Teens

on September 3, 2016 by

a gap exists over their understanding of family rules about being online. Teens social media accounts parents know nothing about


Flashback: “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.”

on August 31, 2016 by

More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians


More Millennials Are Giving Back To The ‘Bank Of Mom And Dad’

on August 29, 2016 by

19% of millennials are a “financial supporter” of a parent, an average $18,250 annually, according to a 2015 TD Ameritrade report

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American Teens Still Respect the Bible

on August 27, 2016 by

Despite increasing secularization in American culture, a new study found that a majority of teens still have both “respect for and interest…

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Beloit College Mindset List For The Class Of 2020

on August 27, 2016 by

We have had the NOW generation…get ready for the RIGHT NOW generation, entering college this fall


Kids in the Mist

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How Is Vaping’s Growing Popularity Impacting Teens?

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Despite Expectations Of Privacy, 1 In 4 Share Sexts

on August 22, 2016 by

The study examined sexting attitudes and behaviors..a national sample of 5,805 single adults between the ages of 21 and 75


Low Cost, Flavors, Convenience Turn Teens on to Vaping

on August 21, 2016 by

Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza

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A Record 60.6 Million Americans Live In Multigenerational Households

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In 2014, a record 60.6 million people, or 19% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof

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Values: “Tips For A Healthy Digital Diet”

on August 19, 2016 by

The Digital Diet Of American Teens…. A helpful Infographic


Millennial Men Today Are Weaker Than Their Dads

on August 18, 2016 by

Study shows millennial men today are weaker than their dads 30-years ago


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World’s Highest-Paid DJs

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What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

on August 12, 2016 by

As adolescents navigate the stormiest years in their development, they need coaching, support, good examples and most of all understanding

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Most Nighttime Crashes With Teen Drivers Happen Before Midnight

on August 7, 2016 by

Study suggests, and expanding restrictions on their nighttime driving to include the hours before midnight could save lives.

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Teens’ Home Access to Drugs & Alcohol May Fuel Use As Adults

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Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their…


UK: Move Over Youth Culture As PENSIONERS…Happiest People In Britain

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38% of men said they wish they had spent more time with family or keeping in contact with friends, compared to only…


Female Genital Mutilation In U.S. Up More Than 200 Percent Since 1990

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Women and girls in the US who are “at risk of or may have been subjected” to female genital mutilation/cutting increased 3-fold…


Study Shows Teens Have Little Interest in Traditional Radio

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Millennials aren’t listening to radio nearly as much as older generations, and the drop off in usage and change in behavior is…

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Teen Female Athletes Who Don’t Eat Enough Risk Reproductive, Bone Problems

on July 30, 2016 by

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Consider Virtual Reality Church Livestream And Informational Video

on July 26, 2016 by

New Study Says People Are More Likely to Buy From Brands That Use Virtual Reality

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Internet Savvy Teens Worse At Romantic Relationships In Real Life

on July 23, 2016 by

Teens who spent more time communicating with their boyfriends or girlfriends through texting or social media were less adept at managing conflicts…


Screen Violence Harmful To Kids

on July 23, 2016 by

American Academy of Pediatrics, screen violence — which includes violence in video games, news programming, and entertainment can be traumatic for children


Teens Are Ditching Texting For Snapchat Because It’s More Casual

on July 23, 2016 by

More appealing:The quick back and forth nature of Snapchat and the ability to use photos, messages, and even real-time video in a…