Tag Archive for adolescence

Get Inside Your Adolescent’s Brain To...

on October 20, 2017 by

To effectively counsel teens about dangers associated with substance use, think in developmental terms

New Book By Timothy Eldred Alone Sucks

on October 10, 2017 by

Tells the story of aloneness and untangles the many lies of life..

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

STDs At An All Time High… Again

on October 8, 2017 by

Last Tuesday the CDC announced “the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported”

One In Four girls is depressed at age 14

on October 4, 2017 by

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14

Teens Moods, But Not Depression, Found...

on September 30, 2017 by

Friends’ moods can affect an individual suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t.

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat?

on September 28, 2017 by

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat? 5 Tips for Parents Raising Teens in the Digital Age

Is Snapchat And Snapmaps Safe?

on September 28, 2017 by

It’s the number one app kids use, and it’s the number one app parents ask me about

Teens Postponing Traditional Milestones ...

on September 24, 2017 by

U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations, postponing behaviors such as drinking, having sex, going on dates, holding part-time jobs,…

Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

Smartphones: The New Teen Mental Health...

on September 22, 2017 by

The generation that’s grown up with cellphones are less social and more prone to depression. Psychiatrist Jean Twenge

God In The Gap Year

on September 21, 2017 by

Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?

Is Abstinence-Only Education Really...

on September 17, 2017 by

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence…

Teens and Their Smartphone Habits…...

on September 16, 2017 by

78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total…

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation...

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

Earlier Drinking By Teens Linked To...

on September 13, 2017 by

Teens who start drinking at younger ages are more likely to have their first sexual encounter earlier than others, according to a…

6 Strategies For Engaging The Hurting...

on September 8, 2017 by

What would you tell Courtney? The question of pain and suffering is one we face a lot in youth ministry

Another Argument For Starting School...

on September 8, 2017 by

Teens Sleeping in Would Save the U.S. $9 Billion a Year

Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young...

on September 5, 2017 by

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church

What Do Moms Of Tweens Worry About Most?

on August 28, 2017 by

These days, it seems that our generation of mothers face more challenges than every generation before us

Snapchat vs Instagram

on August 22, 2017 by

46% Of Influencers Say They Would Give Up Snapchat If They Were To Abandon One Platform

Flashback: Instagram Stories Hits 200...

on August 22, 2017 by

Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love

Flashback: At Age 6, Girls Already Feel...

on August 15, 2017 by

Let’s Affirm Girls

4 Essential Aspects Of Addressing...

on August 14, 2017 by

We shouldn’t shy away from teaching what the Bible says about sexuality, but proclaim it with grace and love.

Team, Disqualified For flipping The Bird...

on August 8, 2017 by

The social media post resulting in the disqualification for the softball 2017 world championship

Is Social Media Causing Depression In...

on August 3, 2017 by

The Darkside of social media

Teen Summer Bucket List Goes Viral

on August 1, 2017 by

Go to a party,Have sex, Give two blow jobs, 8 hoe pics for Instagram,Hook up with Jacob again,Get a boob hickey…

Dangerous Ties

on August 1, 2017 by

Are Today’s Troubles Linked to Tomorrow’s Tragedies?

Flashback Statistics: Media Use By...

on July 25, 2017 by

“Young people average 2 hours a day listening to music”

Chronic Depression In Young Teens Tied...

on July 21, 2017 by

Research carried out by scientists investigating depression in early teenage years and the use of marijuana later in life has found a…

Book: A Practical Guide To Culture…...

on July 20, 2017 by

Helping The Next Generation Navigate Today’s World

Teenage Consumer Spending Statistics

on July 19, 2017 by

Statistic Brain Research Institute

Social Media The “Identity Fitting...

on July 15, 2017 by

Perhaps one of the greatest battles we and our kids face each and every day of our lives is the battle over…

When Teens Regret What They Post

on June 27, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

Most U.S. Teens Aren’t “Doing It”

on June 24, 2017 by

Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today’s teens are always looking to “hook-up.” But new…

Teens Are Getting As Little Exercise As...

on June 20, 2017 by

A significant majority of teenagers don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day,

How To Use Your Head To Guard Your Heart

on June 19, 2017 by

A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack

Killer Girlfriend Revealed…

on June 15, 2017 by

Girlfriend sent texts encouraging him to kill himself left a suicide note thanking her for her support

Teens And Adult Beverages

on June 13, 2017 by

The Good News and Bad News in Today’s Alcohol Trends

Night Phone Use A Danger For Adolescent...

on June 11, 2017 by

Adolescents’ late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor quality sleep, which subsequently led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping,…

New Teen Drivers Face Triple The Risk Of...

on June 11, 2017 by

Newly minted teen drivers in the United States have almost triple the risk of being involved in a deadly crash than adults,…

Gen Z Power List: Meet The Brands,...

on June 7, 2017 by

From AwesomenessTV to Zendaya, these are the names to know

Meet 16-Year-Old Baby Ariel, Musical.ly&...

on June 6, 2017 by

How a Florida Teen Became Queen of Gen Z’s Favorite Video Platform—and a Top Brand Influencer

Link Between Adolescent Lying And Early...

on June 4, 2017 by

Adolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier…

5 Days of Snapchat Discover – Safe...

on June 1, 2017 by

32% of all teens in US at the age 13 to 17 years old use Snapchat

Why Is The Teenage Brain So...

on May 30, 2017 by

A neurobiologist explains

The Secret Online World Of British Teens

on May 30, 2017 by

How streaks, deep likes and ghosting define young lives

Teens And Anxiety A Helpful Infographic

on May 27, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

How This Teen Fell Into A World Of...

on May 22, 2017 by

How she managed to recover from her attachment to her phone and social media

Gaming Addiction: “I Just Can’t...

on May 22, 2017 by

Teen who skipped school to play video games goes through treatment in the wilderness

?..Social Network Ranks As The Worst For...

on May 20, 2017 by

Posting constant updates on the social network could reveal emotional stress

More Than The Sex Talk….4 Ways To...

on May 10, 2017 by

Many things aren’t the way they used to be and yet some things are as they have always been.
So it is…

Infographic: Marijuana And The Teen...

on May 10, 2017 by

With legalization of marijuana happening in a growing number of states, it’s easy for kids to buy the lie that marijuana…

Adolescent Suicidality, Self-harm...

on May 9, 2017 by

From 2008 to 2015, suicidality and serious self-harm nearly doubled among children aged 15 to 17 years presenting to a hospital

Why 13 Reasons Why

on May 8, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

Most Teens Have Taken Social Media Break

on May 6, 2017 by

Nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have taken a break from social media, the bulk of them even voluntarily, a…

Youth Ministry’s Deadliest...

on May 5, 2017 by

Suicide is the #3 killer for kids ages 10-14, and #2 for ages 15-24. Chances are,…

Cannabis Use In Adolescence Linked to...

on May 1, 2017 by

Cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in individuals already susceptible to the disorder

Colorado Teen Sexting law Unanimously...

on April 27, 2017 by

Dozens of states have amended child-pornography statutes in recent years in response to teen sexting

Alone

on April 26, 2017 by

Teens need mentors

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on April 24, 2017 by

This book has been the most useful in understanding how to incorporate faith into the nitty-gritty everyday moments of life within the…

What American Teens Want To Be When They...

on April 23, 2017 by

When it comes to careers, young people have stars in their eyes, hoping to one day be athletes, artists, or entertainers

Alone…..

on April 19, 2017 by

Making Sure No Kid Lives That Way

13 Reasons…..Why Looking For True...

on April 18, 2017 by

Walt Mueller: Since watching “13 Reasons Why,” I’ve been thinking about how to best respond

Teens Can’t Get Enough of Mobile Video

on April 16, 2017 by

Seven in 10 teen smartphone users spend at least three hours per day watching video on their phones

How To Respond To Teenager Attitude...

on April 12, 2017 by

So based on the research with 3,000 teens and pre-teens…here are 3 actions to take whenever you see or hear an attitude

Flashbach: SCREENAGERS (Official Trailer...

on April 8, 2017 by

A film by physician Delaney Ruston, explores the affect of extended teen cell phone use and internet gaming on adolescent …

Flashback: Digital Cold Turkey

on April 8, 2017 by

Students Give Up Phones as Part of Today Show Television Episode

How Will Canadian Marijuana Legalization...

on April 5, 2017 by

They believe that it will keep marijuana out of the hands of minors. What do you think?

Pope Warns Against ‘False’...

on April 4, 2017 by

Don’t let yourselves be led astray by this false image of reality! Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future

Book: This Changes Everything

on March 24, 2017 by

How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

Book: Meet Gen Z

on March 24, 2017 by

How Should the Church Approach Us?

The Search To Belong: Rethinking...

on March 20, 2017 by

by Joseph R. Myers

Teenagers Do Dumb Things, But There Are...

on March 18, 2017 by

NYTimes.com

The Spirituality Of Peer Pressure

on March 15, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

Teens Rule The Web

on March 14, 2017 by

Infographic

Bad Diet In Youth Might Raise Risk Of...

on March 13, 2017 by

A poor diet while young may do more than just make it tough to fit into a pair of jeans: New research…

Online Risks For Teens – But They...

on March 5, 2017 by

1 out of 4 times that a teen encountered a risky online situation did they tell their parents about it

Who Are Generation Z And How To Reach...

on February 28, 2017 by

79% are addicted to their devices. We are becoming what we behold. We desire significance and we are trying to find…

How Teens Media Consumption Has Changed ...

on February 28, 2017 by

True Facts About Teens And Media: Now & Then

Sleepy Teens 4.5X More Likely To Commit...

on February 27, 2017 by

“It’s the first study to our knowledge to show that daytime sleepiness during teenage years are associated with criminal offending 14 years…

Botox Is Booming Among Teens

on January 30, 2017 by

Selfie culture…youngest patients are after a Photoshopped look (“It’s almost like auto correct,” he said) $382 per treatment

Book: You’re Loved No Matter What

on January 28, 2017 by

Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect

Book: liked….Whose Approval Are...

on January 28, 2017 by

For many girls it starts early. The desire to be perfect. The need for approval. The longing for acceptance and being liked…

Infographic: The Latest On Teen Drug Use

on January 20, 2017 by

Monitoring The Future Study: 2016

SEND NUDES

on January 17, 2017 by

There’s No Subtlety in These Sexy Requests

Flashback: Helping Students Push-Back On...

on January 13, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Helping Parents Reclaim Beauty

on January 13, 2017 by

I never knew how scary the world could be until I became a parent

Who Are Generation Z?

on January 12, 2017 by

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?

Choose To Live Free, Rather Than To Live...

on January 8, 2017 by

Perfectionism leads to two common problems: anxiety and procrastination

The Growing Teen Epidemic: Stress

on January 7, 2017 by

On average, teens reported their stress level was 5.8 on 10-point scale, compared with 5.1 for adults

Teens Whose Parents Let Them Try Alcohol...

on January 7, 2017 by

More likely… to drink, but less likely to binge

Dating In The Digital Culture

on January 5, 2017 by

In this device-driven culture, students are often tempted to pre-judge the character of a person before having really spent any significant time…

The Drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity&...

on January 5, 2017 by

Do you ever think about the ramifications of “constant connectivity” with our devices?
Do your kids?

Book: Screens and Teens

on January 4, 2017 by

Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

Pope Urges The Faithful To Help Youth...

on January 1, 2017 by

Pope: Help young people find purpose in the world, in “a culture that idolizes youth” and yet has made no place for…

Killer Teen Drugs

on December 22, 2016 by

Inside the DEA: A chemist’s quest to identify mystery drugs

Bot Babies Meant to Scare Teens Out of...

on December 22, 2016 by

2 out of 3 U.S. school districts buy infant simulators, but new research shows the automaton newborns simply don’t work

Kids Turn Violent As Parents Battle ...

on December 20, 2016 by

NYPost

Book: Glow Kids

on December 20, 2016 by

How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance