The Distribution of Religion and Nonreligion in England and Wales.
Teens: (along with 25-34s) have the greatest tendency of all online Australians to multi-task
Why it’s popular and what parents need to know
117% increase in the number of unaccompanied children ages 12 and younger caught at the U.S.-Mexico border
Sleep experts close in on the optimal night’s sleep
Declining employment, marrying at later ages and staying in school…
…0 reflects the coldest, most negative possible rating and 100 the warmest
Oddly researchers found that about 20% of students have received a sext, only five % said they’d sent one
by Jim Liebelt
A larger share of young people live in multigenerational arrangements than of Americans 85 and older
That’s not a harsh assessment. It’s just a fair description.
..the collection method was geared to skew the results in favor of same-sex couples.
New parenting study questions politically correct view that kids raised by homosexuals exhibit ‘no differences.’
Young people feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see
Work distracts them from parenting. The lack of part-time jobs for teens = unsupervised time
The one thing that I have done right in the past few years is setting up a texting service
Teens’ Online Behavior Can Get Them in Trouble
Teens with more unstable home environments were found to be more likely to turn to drinking
The truth is, teens overwhelmingly equate tans with attractiveness.”I feel more confident with a tan,”
Study Finds Link Between Alcohol Sponsorship and Hazardous Drinking Among British Athletes
Over 65% of adolescents ages 12-17 who were admitted to treatment had addiction involving marijuana
“Just because it’s in the brain doesn’t mean it’s destiny,”
Painkiller Prescription Rates Vary Widely Among States
Misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is one of the fastest growing drug epidemics in the United States
Children suffering from (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to try and abuse drugs
Women are just more sensitive to relationship-quality issues than are men
Smoking can cause 13 different types of cancer…
A new kind of American tragedy
The study was funded by State Farm Insurance
The immature teenage brain
The expectation is that we send each other text messages, and if you wanted to talk to someone, you’d answer their…
Half of U.S. households already own at least one, and some households use the devices to stream online
Consuming marijuana entails serious health risks, including lung problems and memory impairment
Indoor tanning is most common in the midwest and the south
Our findings suggest that teens and young adults who seek indoor tanning may be especially vulnerable
Indiana ranks number one when it comes to teen driver deaths among licensed teen drivers
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Nearly half of the respondents, 12 and 17, said they were using Facebook more than they were a year ago
“pseudomature” behavior was an even stronger predictor of problems with alcohol and drugs than levels of drug use in early adolescence
Pseudo-mature behaviors in early adolescence predicts “significant difficulties in social functioning” up to 10 years later
Belonging to the cool crowd is associated with higher rates of drinking, drug use, sexual activity
Are more kids having sex than years prior?
Students were largely unaware of potential legal consequences of sexting
Parents should not…
The (YRBSS) monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults
Students in pro-social activities such as giving their money to family members or serving a charity…..
About 73% of children have some kind of caffeine daily
American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less
Stronger father-son relationships curtail youth delinquency
by Jim Liebelt
10 research-based reasons for this ban
1 out of 12 meet the online stranger in real life. 33% feel more accepted online than in real life
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6% of all teenagers in Russia were addicted to computer and Internet
The Centers for Disease Control
“Basically everything that people do very frequently can shape their brain structure and function,”
A once-popular teen retailer is in for some big changes amid dwindling profits
Many clothing stores catering to the teen crowd are suffering as parents tighten the purse strings
Early sex in a relationship was also associated with living together sooner and less satisfying marriages
Boys were more likely to use energy drinks than girls
315 first-year college students and found that 44% of the men had driven while stoned in the previous month
Car crashes are the No. 1 cause of teenage deaths
January 20, 2012 -Boko Haram attacked and killed more than 200, including Christians
Are students leaving the church in droves? What can we do to stop the bleeding?
With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television, you would think there would be room
Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood
The biggest drop in happiness is at age 11. Girls continue to get more unhappy until about 16
“The difference between family lives in 1965, let’s say, and in today is enormous,”
People who come of age during a recession are less likely to be narcissists later in life
Is there actually a connection between using social media and being lonely?
Active participation on Facebook was key in producing a sense of belonging among social media users
New Mexico had the highest teen pregnancy rate of 80 per 1,000 followed by Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas
I always thought it would be much better to be dead than in jail
Step back, try to stay calm and try to listen to your kids. What are they trying to achieve?
“It should be encouragement to people who have been working on this problem,”
40% of parents say their child has been involved in a near-miss while walking or cycling to or from school
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Children in foster care had, by far, the worst outcomes
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