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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

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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!

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

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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

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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

on February 6, 2016 by

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

on February 6, 2016 by

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

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Marijuana May Affect Verbal Memory

on February 2, 2016 by

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

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Teenagers Reveal What They Think Is Cool

on January 30, 2016 by

60 Teenagers reveal what they think is cool — and what isn’t — in 2016

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Barbie’s New Shapes: Tall, Petite And Curvy

on January 29, 2016 by

Dozens of different features to make her look more like the girls who play with her

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Casual Marijuana Use Linked To Brain Abnormalities

on January 26, 2016 by

Young women in pot-themed Instagram memes at risk, experts say

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Millennials Would Rather Pay For Netflix Than News

on January 26, 2016 by

Half of all millennials say they would shell out for “premium entertainment content” Netflix, Spotify or games


The Perfect Breast Shape…For Reconstructive Surgery

on January 25, 2016 by

British researchers surveyed more more than 1,300 men and women…


What’s Hot?

on January 23, 2016 by

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

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Male High School Sports Tied To Binge Drinking

on January 23, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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2015 Saw Most Violent Persecution Of Christians In Modern History

on January 21, 2016 by

“Christians, longing to stay in their home countries, are being forced to flee for their lives and for their children’s lives,”


Plastic Surgery Trends For 2016

on January 19, 2016 by

The reason for all this self-improvement? The selfie

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The ‘Purpose’ Of Sex!

on January 19, 2016 by

Barna: What Americans believe


Millennial Children Would Rather Not Take Care Of Their Sick Relatives

on January 19, 2016 by

If you’re a Boomer parent and hope your millennial kid will take care of you, you might want to think again

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What’s Hot?

on January 17, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Marijuana Poses Serious Consequences For Teens…

on January 14, 2016 by

But Not Adults

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Study: Teens And Substance Abuse

on January 14, 2016 by

Institute for Social Research

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Short Film To Teach Men What Manliness Is All About

on January 13, 2016 by

A boy will spend more time watching TV by 6 yrs old than he will spend talking to his father in his…

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Study: Pornography ‘Harms’

on January 13, 2016 by

A tie between pornography consumption verbal and sexual/physical aggression

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Swedish Police Covered Up Migrant Sex Assaults Of Teenage Girls For YEARS

on January 12, 2016 by

Following the revelation that German police suppressed the news of migrant sex assaults on New Year’s Eve

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U.S. Teens Smoked, Drank,And Used Drugs Less In 2015

on January 10, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt


Religion in 2015: Rise of the ‘nones’

on January 10, 2016 by

Pew poll shows uptick in number of people not affiliated with any religion

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94% Of Teen Girls Admit They Have Been Shamed Because Of Their Physique

on January 5, 2016 by

A mom who was not self-critical of her own weight made them nearly 40% more likely to be body positive

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14% Families Structured Like Traditional Cleaver Family

on December 31, 2015 by

Asian American children were more likely to live in that “traditional” family structure than any other group

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Bullying During Teen Years Linked To Health Problems For Adults

on December 31, 2015 by

Researchers who followed 662 youth for a decade starting when they were between 12 and 19 years old found


Top Tunes Of 2015

on December 29, 2015 by

It’s always intriguing to look back at what young people were listening to

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Top TV In 2015

on December 29, 2015 by

What are the top shows Americans are watching in 2015?