Tag Archive for adolescence

The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage...

on August 26, 2019 by

We found that many girls spend their Saturday nights home alone, watching  Netflix and surfing social media

Leading Adolescents Through Their...

on August 9, 2019 by

The paradox is—they are pulled toward both individualism and interdependence.

Teenagers Hiring A Life Coach

on August 4, 2019 by

a 280% year-on-year surge in life coach bookings on its site, with 54% made by those aged 18 to 22. In its…

All School And No Work…New Norm...

on July 8, 2019 by

Teenagers (16–19-year-olds) have shifted away from working or seeking work, with a total decline in teen labor force participation of 15.9 percentage…

Neuroscience: Why Instagram Is So Bad...

on July 7, 2019 by

In the age of smartphones, social media, followers, and likes, reward-seeking behaviors in teens is increasingly associated with approval online. Instagram has…

A Call To Teenagers To Be Free

on July 3, 2019 by

John Piper

Teen Sexting, Risky Behavior And Mental...

on June 24, 2019 by

Teen sexting is associated with mental health issues and risky behavior, according to a new study

Phone Use Linked To Teen Anxiety?

on June 12, 2019 by

The journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem

Book 4 Guys Topics: Fortnite, Weed, Porn...

on May 11, 2019 by

The four biggest distractions today’s guys face: SCREENS, SUBSTANCES,SEXUAL TEMPTATION,STRUGGLES WITH SELF

DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By...

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

Teens Not Socializing In The Real World....

on March 21, 2019 by

The percent of high school seniors who said they often felt lonely increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 39 percent in 2017

Study: Teens Anxiety And Depression A...

on March 21, 2019 by

Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peer

Binge Drinking in Teens Increase Risk...

on March 16, 2019 by

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that alcohol exposure early in life has lasting effects on the brain and increases…

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use

on February 20, 2019 by

And parents need to know

Pot Altered The Brain After One Time Use

on January 17, 2019 by

More teens are vaping pot because it seems safer

Teen Popularity

on January 17, 2019 by

How to help teens handle popularity and social media

Screen Time Study Shows Differences In...

on December 28, 2018 by

Some children who spent more time on smartphones and other devices exhibited a different brain pattern than kids with less screen time

Study: The Effects Of Screen Times On...

on December 25, 2018 by

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent…

What is Tumblr?

on December 8, 2018 by

Parent and Teacher Guide (Video)

Beyond Her Selfie

on November 23, 2018 by

Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed

Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or...

on November 13, 2018 by

How to host a social media detox for your teen or tween

Alarming Number Of Teens Using Sleep...

on November 12, 2018 by

Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

Navigating Emotional Teenagers

on November 5, 2018 by

If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.

Book: Sex Matters……By...

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

The Ugly Sides Of Instagram

on October 22, 2018 by

Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

Don’t You Walk Away

on October 11, 2018 by

“an essential guide to preventing and stopping bullying behaviors.”

4 Ways To Respond To Pornography

on October 11, 2018 by

The average age a child is exposed to pornography is 8

Crazy Girlfriend’s ‘...

on October 10, 2018 by

Woman lists 22 things her boyfriend is banned from doing

Helping Teens Navigate The Drama

on October 4, 2018 by

The way a preteen values those friendships may be one of the greatest transitions of this phase.

Link Between Violent Video Games &...

on October 2, 2018 by

An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

on September 27, 2018 by

PART I

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

on September 27, 2018 by

PART II

Teen Sex: STDs At A Record High… Again

on September 25, 2018 by

Your response to 4-years-in-a-row of STD’s at a record high

Navigating Screen Time And Device...

on September 21, 2018 by

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s…

Value: Teens with religious upbringing

on September 20, 2018 by

Study: teens raised in a religious or spiritual environment may be less likely to do drugs and engage in risky sexual behaviors.

Raising Kids With Religion Protects...

on September 18, 2018 by

Kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age.

Movie: ‘Eighth Grade’ And The Horror...

on September 13, 2018 by

For anyone seeking to understand and disciple today’s youth, Eighth Grade provides an insightful glimpse into their world

Internet Safety: Should I Spy On My Kids...

on September 12, 2018 by

but I’ve noticed these filters and monitoring software solutions also tend to build an “over-confidence” with parents who use them

Infographic: Teens Social Media Life

on September 12, 2018 by

Teens with low social emotional well being experience more of the negative effects of social media and kids with high social emotional…

In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love...

on September 10, 2018 by

A new study finds teens with similar levels of anxiety and depression are more likely to remain friends.

Navigating Screen Time

on September 2, 2018 by

Amid roiling debates about the impact of screen time on teenagers, roughly half of those ages 13 to 17 are themselves worried…

A Love-Hate Relationship Teenagers And...

on September 2, 2018 by

Feelings of pressure to respond immediately to notifications, to a sense of being overwhelmed by the flow of messages and information they…

Taking Away Phones Won’t Solve...

on August 14, 2018 by

Just blaming the machines is a cop-out, a way to avoid the much more difficult task of improving young people’s lives

Your Teen Spends Too Much Time Alone In...

on August 11, 2018 by

5 Parenting Questions To Ask

Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety

on July 29, 2018 by

Ways to identify signs of anxiety and how to help your kids through their experience with it

Guarding Teens Through The Dangers Of...

on July 29, 2018 by

13 Reasons Why We Need to Have Conversations With Our Kids

1 In 4 Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm...

on July 29, 2018 by

Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves

Hot Cheetos And Takis Under Fire After...

on July 27, 2018 by

Hot Cheetos and Takis under fire after snacking teen needs gallbladder removal

Average Child Spends Seven Hours A Week...

on July 27, 2018 by

Survey shows that 40% of parents have to force their video-gamer children to leave the house

Self-Harm Up Among U.S. High School...

on July 15, 2018 by

This year 1 in 4 high school girls will deliberately injure themselves by methods as extreme as cutting themselves or burning their…

Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

How Teens Choose To Communicate via...

on July 4, 2018 by

Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

The CDC, Teen Risks, And Who Is...

on June 23, 2018 by

Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex and using drugs… but still “leaves room for concern.”

For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To Less...

on June 17, 2018 by

Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

Flashback: Teens On Edge

on June 12, 2018 by

The Causes of Growing Anxiety in Today’s Kids

Study: Depression Striking More Young...

on June 12, 2018 by

There’s been a sharp spike in cases of major depression among teens and millennials

Teens Exposed To More Junk Food Ads Eat...

on May 29, 2018 by

The largest study of its kind found teens who were exposed to more junk food advertising consumed more unhealthy foods every week.

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen...

on May 25, 2018 by

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm

Teens Are Choosing Marijuana As Their...

on May 25, 2018 by

Youth aged 12-21 dramatically increased first-time consumption of marijuana a over alcohol and tobacco.

Why Teens Are Exhausted And Burnt Out

on May 24, 2018 by

“And we wonder why our young adults are currently being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at staggering and unheard-of rates.”

13 And Depressed: Why Young Teen Girls...

on May 2, 2018 by

Why girls are more at risk for depression than boys and how to help them cope.

Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety,...

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents...

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

Flashback: 9 Ways Your Kid Will Be Able...

on April 10, 2018 by

By default, every device that connects kids to the internet also connects kids to porn

On Netflix And Teenagers

on April 8, 2018 by

On Netflix, a Growing Wave of Shows for and About Teenagers

uK: Children In School Uniforms Arrive...

on April 7, 2018 by

In  a decade London hospitals have gone from treating men in their twenties for knife and gun wounds to children still in their…

Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting...

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online...

on March 16, 2018 by

…porn was their primary source for information about sex.  Adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know

Teens Fake Accounts Relieve The Pressure...

on March 10, 2018 by

How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection

Sexting increasing among teenagers, new...

on March 3, 2018 by

Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

Start Talking To Your Tweens About The...

on March 1, 2018 by

Teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore”

UK: Responsible Drinking By Earlier...

on March 1, 2018 by

When parents supply the drinks, teens are more than twice as likely to binge-drink or show symptoms of alcohol use disorder as…

Pediatricians Call For Depression...

on February 26, 2018 by

During the teenage years, there’s about a 20% of having depression or anxiety

Many Teens Take Great Care In Posting...

on February 26, 2018 by

Prticularly girls, may go to great lengths to create a favorable post…even to ask friends to like their posts

What’s Wrong With Dressing Immodestly...

on February 23, 2018 by

John Piper: “The guy you’re attracting by showing more skin is not the guy you want to marry.”

Snapchat Is Stealing Younger Users Away...

on February 14, 2018 by

Facebook’s 12 to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million users

Who Are The iGen And What Does Research...

on February 12, 2018 by

By Eric Geiger

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow...

on February 9, 2018 by

New 2018 Barna Group Research Reveals Troubling Trends In Gen Z

The A,B,C’s Of Reaching Generation...

on February 5, 2018 by

The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on January 30, 2018 by

The influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Gen Z: they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.

Why Adolescence Is Twice As Long As It...

on January 23, 2018 by

Adolescence is three times as long as it was in the 19th Century and it’s twice as long as it was in…

A Theology Of Masturbation

on January 22, 2018 by

Here’s what David writes about the struggle with masturbation. . .

Helping Strangers May Help Teens’...

on January 22, 2018 by

When teens step out of their comfort zone to help people they don’t know, they feel confident

Stop Overindulging Your Children

on January 19, 2018 by

“Dealing with Adult Children.” One of the biggest problems with today’s young…

American Kids Are 70% Likely To Die...

on January 10, 2018 by

BuzzFeed

Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

on January 5, 2018 by

As declines in risky behaviors continue

Teenagers, Stop Asking For Nude Photo

on January 3, 2018 by

That our focus has been so preponderantly on the sending, not requesting, of sexts underscores the exact problem we need to address

Helping Strangers Tied To Higher Self...

on December 31, 2017 by

Teens who exhibit prosocial behavior — such as helping, comforting and sharing with strangers — have higher self-esteem a year later.

Teen Drug Use Stable, But Marijuana Use...

on December 31, 2017 by

Nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year

Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Helping Adolescents Work Through Anxiety

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance...

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media...

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do

The worrisome effects of teenage...

on November 10, 2017 by

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids

10 Reasons Teenagers Are More Anxious...

on November 9, 2017 by

We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience.

Ditching Smartphones

on November 8, 2017 by

‘Dumbphones’ With Basic Functions Appealing To Some