Finding physical pain to help relieve emotional distress
Teens from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit from one best friend
Teen employment has fallen in recent decades
Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes
A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
Study: which screened more than 15,000 Americans and interviewed nearly 3,000, radically challenges the previous scientific consensus
local research finds
Parents’ influence on teens’ drinking varies in girls and boys
75% say it lets them feel like a child again
Older parents face an increased risk of having a child with autism, new research shows
This Neuroscientist Has The Answer
Since 1996, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana
More teens going to emergency rooms with self-inflicted injuries
Are teens partying less?
High-school seniors in the mid-1990s appeared to have more faith in social mobility and less confidence in the power of having money
Black children between the ages of 5 and 11 killed themselves
Searches for ouija boards on Google up 300% since last month…hottest gifts likely to sell out this season
Unruly and aggressive from a young age were found to be more likely to start having sex before age 16
IBM conducted a global study that aimed to separate fact from fiction
While most teens rely on digital resources to learn more about puberty, drugs, sex and depression
1 in 7 married people would consider a divorce because of how their spouses were behaving on popular social media sites
Here are a few things that standout
Generational and Time Period Differences in American Adolescents’
The researchers say the results show rape among young women has reached epidemic levels
Documentary points out that more people visit porn sites in a month than Netflix, Twitter and Amazon combined
British youth ages of 16 and 24 are spending an average of 27 hours, 36 minutes online every week
More research is backing up the idea that sex doesn’t actually sell
1 in 4 surveyed U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. 6 percentage point decline from two years earlier
Half of Americans (48%) say two is the ideal number of children for a family to have
And the decline of the four-child family
University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain
The findings may help explain why heavy-drinking teens decline in school performance
In Canada, freedom to assemble and speak freely about man-woman marriage, family and sexuality are restricted
Disturbing:The children in the second study group were more overweight than the first study group
Fakers who don’t go to church are just giving up the pretense
By Ed Stetzer
Teenagers 15 were also found to be drinking markedly more than they did in 2001
Dangerous Binge Drinking Has Increased Among Teens And Young Adults Around The Globe
…and US Christianity is becoming less white
Recent teen spending report reveals that activewear a is now more popular than denim among these young consumers
Young men’s brains are being ‘digitally rewired’
Nearly 4,000 boys and girls answered questionnaires about their own drinking
“cars are a unique environment and a lot can be revealed when everyone is sitting together in a confined space.”
Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves
Whites, Blacks Split Over Cause of Unrest
Revealed based on Google searches
Changes last into adulthood
400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in U.S. each year…automatically become U.S. citizens
A look at findings of new study
By the age of one, some infants is using devices for at least an hour a day
Study finds solution to prevent catchy lyrics turning into ‘brainworms’
Brains scans showed users have a less active hippocampus area associated with storing/retrieving memories
Sedentary lifestyles are bad for the eyes as well as the waistline
Wages of America’s middle class have dropped below 1970s levels as immigration has surged 325 percent
95% of Americans regularly use screens shortly before going to sleep
Seeing actors drink alcohol in movies seems to…
A look at the science behind it
Teens suck shot glasses to blow up their lips to double their size… with disastrous results
Teenagers who frequently smoke marijuana may be setting themselves up for declines in intelligence and mental function
How sexualised images are fuelling rise in anxiety among pupils aged 11 to 13
E-cigarette use among high school students spiked from 2013 to 2014, according to a new study
“Kids like being with their parents at this age,” he says. “A lot of surveys say they wish their parents would talk…
92% of teens go online every day, and 24 percent say they’re online “almost constantly
Based on examination of 1,691 eligible crashes, distracted driving was the cause of 6/10 accidents.
There is a relationship between long-term exposure to three specific types of family stressors and children becoming obese by the time they…
According to new research, energy drinks pose serious cardiac risks for the adolescents who consume them.
24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones
New research finds following your own path is a turn-on to potential romantic partners of both sexes.
We are living in a world of 24/7 connectivity, accessing our content on our own terms, and we like it that way
Between 1996 and 2010 the number of teenagers aged 13-19 having elective cosmetic surgery has increased by 548%
The number of jobs held by teens between 14 and 18 years old shrank by 33 percent between 2001 and 2014
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