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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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Gen Z Changing Tech World

on March 19, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Video Games May Have Positive Effects On Kids

on March 19, 2016 by

Results were based on data from the School Children Mental Health Europe project for children ages six to 11


Gen Z Thinks Their Peers Are Completely Insane About the Reality of Girls and Boys

on March 18, 2016 by

Youngsters who claim to be confused about the difference b/w boys n girls generally snap out of the progressives’ fever by their…

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Police Struggle To Keep Lid On Rowdy Spring Breakers

on March 18, 2016 by

CBS News


Abortion Clinic Closings Are Happening at Never-Before-Seen Rates

on March 13, 2016 by

In most states in America, at least one abortion provider closes every two weeks


Snapchat Users Now Watch Eight Billion Videos Per Day

on March 12, 2016 by

Snapchat was at two billion daily video views last May

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Adolescents Drink Too Much Caffeine

on March 12, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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How Teens Media Consumption Has Changed [infographic]

on March 10, 2016 by

Youth Ministry Media


Gen Y: You Will Take Over 25,000 Selfies In Your Lifetime

on March 10, 2016 by

The survey also revealed that a pupil take about seven minutes to take a selfie

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Late School Start Times Improves Teen Behavior

on March 6, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt


How Much Teen Fashion Has Changed In The Past Decade

on March 4, 2016 by

Teen retail has changed a lot in the past decade..”Their entire life, if it’s not shareable, it didn’t happen,”

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Survivors Emerge From Teen Retail Tantrum

on March 4, 2016 by

Abercrombie and American Eagle continue to lose market share to the rapidly emerging fast-fashion brands like


Book: American Girls

on March 4, 2016 by

Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

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E-cigarettes 1 Million Times More Harmful Than Polluted Air

on March 1, 2016 by

One million times more than roadside air in Hong Kong,”

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Victimized Adolescents More At Risk Of Suicidal Ideation At Age 15

on February 28, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Why Teenage Girls Roll Their Eyes

on February 26, 2016 by

Adolescents usually hate being told what to do, and will reflexively resist even suggestions with which they agree

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How social media is disrupting the lives of American girls

on February 24, 2016 by

Ninety-two percent of American children have an online presence before the age of 2

Unemployment Forces Spanish Youth To Live At Home

Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

on February 24, 2016 by

Reading anything serious has become a chore, like doing the laundry or prepping a meal for a kid brother

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Age When Teens Start Using Marijuana Impacts Brain Development Differently

on February 22, 2016 by

A new study shows that the age at which an adolescent starts using marijuana affects which parts of the brain will be…

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Biggest Adolescent Drinkers Linked To Lowest Levels Of Parental Control

on February 18, 2016 by

Is not the quality of the relationship between parent and child, but the level of control exercised by parents

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Today’s Teens Are Better Than You, And We Can Prove It

on February 16, 2016 by

Comparative data about risk-taking behavior among teenagers in every year back to 1972

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Many Depressed Teens Don’t Get Follow-Up Care

on February 15, 2016 by

Prompt treatment is crucial because failure to relieve depression increases the risk of recurrent depression


The Crazy way Teens Are Hiding Their Imperfctions Online: Finstagram

on February 11, 2016 by

Young women are creating second portals for their shared images…


Instagram Supports ‘Fake’ Accounts…Teens Hiding Their Real Lives

on February 11, 2016 by

Starting this week, you can now switch between multiple accounts on Instagram, on one device

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Ten Fascinating Facts About Pastor And Church Staff Compensation

on February 11, 2016 by

From the work of Richard Hammer, statistical tome: 2016-2017 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff


Trend Indicates Over Half Of Emerging Adults Will Identify As Non-Christian By 2020

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The percentage of emerging adult “nones” was now up to 33% of the population

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CDC: Young Women Should Avoid Alcohol Unless Using Birth Control

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“Alcohol can permanently harm a developing baby before a woman knows she is pregnant,”

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Marijuana May Affect Verbal Memory

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Years of smoking pot may have an effect on a person’s verbal memory

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Flashback: A New Way To Get High Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

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Marijuana ‘Dabbing’ Is ‘Exploding Onto The Drug-Use Scene’

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Legal US Pot Sales Soar To $5.4B In 2015

on February 2, 2016 by

“You won’t find another industry growing at that kind of clip”: ArcView Group CEO

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ReligionIn America

on February 2, 2016 by

An Interview With Greg Smith of the Pew Research Center by Ed Stetzer

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New Documentary Looks At America’s Legal Drug Abuse Problem

on February 1, 2016 by

US makes up about 5% of the world’s population, yet consumes more than 75% of the world’s prescription drugs

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The Demographics Of Smartphone Ownership

on February 1, 2016 by

Cellphone ownership is common across all major demographic groups, though older adults tend to lag behind their younger counterparts

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Selfie Obsession Could Be Ruining Your Relationship

on February 1, 2016 by

Study: People who were more satisfied with their body images posted more selfies to their Instagram

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What’s Hot?

on January 31, 2016 by


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Teens With Sleep Problems More Reactive To Stress

on January 31, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt