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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

Pablo Vega, a former video-game tester for Electronic Arts Inc. who is forced to live at home because of his job situation, reads a book in his bedroom in Madrid, Spain, on Monday, May 28, 2012. More than half of all workers under age 24 are jobless and 37 percent of Spaniards between 18 and 34 live with their parents. Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Pablo Vega Gonzalez

A Record 60.6 Million Americans Live In Multigenerational Households

on August 21, 2016 by

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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on August 17, 2016 by

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

on July 30, 2016 by

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

Jim Liebelt

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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…

This photo taken on August 4, 2010 shows newly-born babies inside the nursery room of a government-run maternity hospital in Manila.  The Philippine government will provide contraceptives to poor couples who request it despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic church, President Benigno Aquino said September 27, 2010. Speaking in a satellite television interview from the United States where he is on a seven-day visit, Aquino stressed that the number of children a couple had was a matter of personal choice.    AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Are So Many Millennials Having Children Out of Wedlock?

on July 21, 2016 by

A new study shows that access to jobs and income inequality are shaping this generation’s decisions to start a family


New Study Suggests Teens Love Chatbots?

on July 21, 2016 by

Together, the top four messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber — have more registered users


Teens Are Changing The Shape Of Retail As We Know It

on July 21, 2016 by

56.36% said “style” mattered most. “Price” came in second, with 30.91%. Only 4.55% said that “brand” mattered most

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Values: Kids And Screen Time

on July 19, 2016 by

A helpful-infographic

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Pokémon Go Becomes Biggest Mobile Game In U.S. History

on July 18, 2016 by

Just under 21 million active smartphone users across U.S. besting previous record holder Candy Crush, 20 million users in the U.S.

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New Concerns Raised Over Teen e-Cigarette Use

on July 17, 2016 by

As e-cigarette use among teens rapidly increases, a national health report suggests adolescents who would not have otherwise used tobacco products are…

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Teen Ownership Of Smartphones Has Surged

on July 17, 2016 by

Smartphone ownership among 12- to 17-year-olds is estimated to reach 75% this year, up sharply from 2013 when just under half of…

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Harvard Study: No Racial Differences In Police Shootings

on July 15, 2016 by

Blacks were actually slightly less likely to be shot at by police officers, though they did face a higher amount of non-lethal…

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Depression Strikes Millions Of Teens Each Year

on July 13, 2016 by

Nearly 3 million American teens a year experience major depression

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Pokémon Go Is Collecting Players’ Data?

on July 12, 2016 by

You Should Probably Check Your Pokémon Go Privacy Settings

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Overusing Social Media As An Adolescent May Hurt Your Love Life Later On

on July 4, 2016 by

Predominant use of social media may limit the opportunity to practice in-person conversations that are crucial for adolescents, particularly boys

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Understanding Risk Factors Involved In Initiation of Adolescent Alcohol Use

on July 4, 2016 by

A new study has found that demographic factors, cognitive functioning, and brain features during the early-adolescence ages of 12 to 14 years…

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Exercise Found to Boost Youth Academic Performance

on July 3, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Helicopter Parenting Can Hinder College-Age Kids

on July 3, 2016 by

A new study finds that parents who are too involved with their college-age kids could indirectly lead to issues such as depression…

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Pediatricians Urged To Screen For Suicide Risks Among Teens

on July 2, 2016 by

Family doctors should screen teens for suicide risks in the wake of new information that shows suicide is the second leading cause…

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States Shifting Premiums For Teen Drivers Into Overdrive

on July 2, 2016 by

The average car insurance premium increase…For male teen drivers the increase was 91%, while female teen drivers saw an increase of 67%

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Study Says Kids Understand Smartphones Better Then Real Life

on June 30, 2016 by

Children are more proficient in operating a smartphone than in completing basic everyday tasks

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Pediatricians: Abstinence On The Rise…Values

on June 29, 2016 by

Nearly 60 percent of high school students today have never had sex

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Today’s Teen Troubles: Sex, drugs And texting On The Go…Values

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Majority of Americans Now Believe in Cohabitation

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Teen Boys Think Porn is ‘Realistic’

on June 25, 2016 by

We need to ensure that we are not creating a narrative for young people that viewing and emulating online pornography is normal

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Teen Alcohol, Pot Use Linked to Poor Academic Performance, Health Problems

on June 25, 2016 by

Teens who use both pot and alcohol during middle and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental…

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Teen Drinking May Damage Ability to Cope with Stress

on June 25, 2016 by

Teenagers often are tempted to try some alcohol. Many give in when they are just 12 to 16 years old

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Here’s What Happens When Schools Let Transgender Students Use The Bathroom They Want

on June 21, 2016 by

Around the nation


Flashback: Teen Girls More Stressed Than Boys

on June 18, 2016 by

…causes such as college prep tests and poor body image…


Teen Suicide Rates Up, Especially Among Young Girls #

on June 15, 2016 by

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people 10-24 years old, according to CDC and Prevention

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Are Today’s Teens Taking Less Risks? Values…

on June 15, 2016 by

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) just released their brand new Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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Values: The Importance Of Mom And Dad

on June 14, 2016 by

Parents Have Unparalleled Influence on Their Kids


Stay-At-Home Moms With 4 Or More Kids Are “Very” Or “Extremely” Happy

on June 14, 2016 by

For the first-of-its-kind survey, entitled, The Gig, the magazine asked 558 women who self-identify as stay-at-home moms various questions


Moms By The Numbers

on June 14, 2016 by

The Four Types of Modern Moms

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Teen Girls Tend To Choose Male Friends High In Empathy

on June 12, 2016 by

Boys with strong empathy skills attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than boys with lower levels of empathy

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Study Finds Parents Should Avoid Comments On Daughter’s Weight

on June 12, 2016 by

“Commenting on a woman’s weight is never a good idea, even when they are young girls,”

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Increase In Living With Parents Driven By 25-34 Yr-Olds, Non-College Grads

on June 10, 2016 by

For the first time in more than 130 years, 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. were more likely to be living in…

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The Decline Of The Manly Man

on June 6, 2016 by

Younger American men are noticeably less likely than older men to say that they are ‘completely masculine’


Social Media Likes Activate Reward Response in Teen Brain

on June 4, 2016 by

The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teens see “likes” on their own…

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Alcohol Exposure During Adolescence Leads To Chronic Stress Vulnerability

on June 4, 2016 by

I think what these studies are showing is that there are long-lasting effects from adolescent alcohol exposure, and it is not innocuou

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SummerTime: These Are The 100 Deadliest Days For Teens

on June 2, 2016 by

Memorial Day through Labor Day is the deadliest time for teen drivers

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Heavy Internet Use Leads to School Burnout in Teens

on May 29, 2016 by

Researchers have found that excessive Internet use — essentially bordering on addiction — leads to school burnout in teens

Unemployment Forces Spanish Youth To Live At Home

For Millennials, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements

on May 28, 2016 by

For the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in…

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Growth Spurts Explain Why Tall Teen Boys Are So Clumsy

on May 28, 2016 by

Boys, growth spurts can dramatically affect teens’ coordination, and new research has discovered why


Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

on May 28, 2016 by

Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts…


Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

on May 25, 2016 by

Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens

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Children, Youth Take Longer To Fully Recover From Concussion

on May 23, 2016 by

8 and 16 are not only vulnerable to concussions, but because their brain is still developing, they are neurologically more fragile than…

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on May 22, 2016 by

Life-threatening social media challenges have taken the internet by storm and prompted warnings from public health officials

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More Evidence That For Teens, Multitasking Results in Poorer School Performance

on May 21, 2016 by

The more time teenagers spend splitting their attention between various devices, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to…

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Teen Social Media Users More Likely to “Pick-and-Choose” Faith Beliefs…Values

on May 21, 2016 by

This attitude runs counter to most religious traditions and, according to researchers, shows a level of non-commitment.

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Heavy Social Media Use Ups Risk of Body Image Worries

on May 21, 2016 by

Habitual and prolonged use of social media is linked to a greater risk of younger adults developing eating and body image concerns,

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Parental Depression Linked To Brain Changes, Risk-taking In Adolescents

on May 15, 2016 by

“This is the first empirical evidence to show that parental depression influences children’s behavior through the change in the adolescent’s brain,”


Jump In STDs Could Be Due To Unknown Online Dating Partners

on May 12, 2016 by

CDC: Most reported chlamydia and gonorrhea infections occur in people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old

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Why Are Girls Starting Puberty Earlier?

on May 11, 2016 by

23% of black girls, 15% of Hispanic girls and 10% of white girls have started to develop breasts by the age of…

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Moms Have Toughest Time When Kids Are In Middle School

on May 10, 2016 by

It is not enough simply to educate the mothers about the teen years, they must be refueled themselves…


Values: COPPA’s Amended Rules And Your Kids

on May 8, 2016 by

The Federal Trade Commission amended rules rules to better protect children. Here’s what you need to know.


Study Linking Sexual Behavior & Violence To Sexual Media Exposure In Adolescence: Values

on May 8, 2016 by

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

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Teens Know They’re Addicted To Phones

on May 7, 2016 by

Report from Common Sense Media that involved 1,240 interviews with parents and their 12- to 18-year-old children


How social media can make us question our moral values

on May 6, 2016 by

…reported being more concerned with things like their appearance or having fun rather than helping others or being honest

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Half Of Teens Think They’re Addicted To Their Smartphones

on May 6, 2016 by

50% of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices

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Teen Girls More Stressed Than Boys

on May 6, 2016 by

…causes such as college prep tests and poor body image, a WebMD survey show

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Breast And Body Changes Are Driving Teen Girls Out Of Sports

on May 3, 2016 by

In a survey of 2,089 English schoolgirls ages 11 to 18, nearly three-quarters listed at least one breast-related concern regarding exercise and…

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What’s Hot?

on May 1, 2016 by

by Jim Liebelt

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Young Teen Girls’ Suicide Rate Has Recently Tripled

on May 1, 2016 by

The suicide rate for girls between 10 and 14 increased by 200 percent since 1999

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Sleep-Deprived Teens Take More Risks Behind The Wheel

on May 1, 2016 by

Sleep-deprived teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including vehicle-related risks, than those who get enough rest


Porn In The Digital Age

on April 27, 2016 by

New Research Reveals 10 Trends

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Church Planters And The Cost Of Starting A Church

on April 27, 2016 by

Barna Research Releases in Leaders & Pastors

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What’s Hot?

on April 23, 2016 by

Prince Trending Today….


3 Million Teens Used E-Cigs In 2015

on April 23, 2016 by

Teen tobacco use hasn’t declined at all since 2011 — and it looks like the rising popularity of e-cigarettes is to blame


From ’80s Latchkey Kid To Helicopter Parent Today

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Teen Girls’ Friendships: Sugar And Spice And Scars For Life

on April 20, 2016 by

If they can deal with the cruelty of a teenage girl then they can deal with almost anything


ADHD Drugs Can Lead To Long-Term Changes In The Brain

on April 20, 2016 by

Adolescents who are repeatedly exposed to large amounts of the stimulant amphetamine might be at risk


Lip Implants The 2nd-Fastest Growing Facial Surgery In The U.S

on April 19, 2016 by

Selfie Age, We see images of ourselves constantly on social media, we’re much more aware of how our lips look

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Why Do People Lose Their Virginity Early?

on April 19, 2016 by

The study examined nearly 400,000 people located in the United Kingdom, United States, and iceland

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Teenage Girls Now Try Alcohol Before Boys Do

on April 16, 2016 by

For the study, Cheng and her colleagues collected data on about 390,000 U.S. teens and young adults aged 12 to 24

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Gender Ideology Harms Children

on April 16, 2016 by

The move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse

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Fatigue A Contributor To Injuries In Adolescent Baseball Players

on April 16, 2016 by

Fatigue increased the risk of shoulder and elbow injury

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Texting Driving And A Great Video To Show Your Kids

on April 15, 2016 by

25% of teens respond to at least one text while driving, every single time

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Snapchat Is Stealing Instagram’s Teen Users Away

on April 14, 2016 by

Twitter continued its slow decline, while Facebook saw a slight bump


Rewarding Children With Food Can Trigger Emotional Eating As They Get Older

on April 14, 2016 by

Treating your child with junk food when they behave ‘can lead to emotional binge eating and weight gain’

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Younger Viewers Watch 2.5 Times More Internet Video Than TV

on April 10, 2016 by

Teens and young adults still tune in to TV — but they watch considerably more Internet sources

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High Doses of ADHD Drugs Can Lead to Long-Term Changes in Teen Brain

on April 10, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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iPhone 6 Challenge To Test If You’re “Skinny Enough”

on April 8, 2016 by

This pointless and unhealthy trend is another in a line of similar viral “challenges” that shame women

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“Casual Sex” Is In Fact A Myth!

on April 5, 2016 by

Sex Expert: “There Is No Such Thing As Casual Sex”

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Teen Emotional Problems Linked To Future Unemployment

on April 2, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt


Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime

on April 2, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt