Tag Archive for adolescence

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

Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In...

on November 2, 2017 by

And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

Drinking And Drugs Down…Fighting...

on October 28, 2017 by

Big Declines in Substance Abuse, Delinquency Among U.S. Teens

The Rise of Anxiety and Depression in...

on October 26, 2017 by

We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive,…

Why American Teenagers Suffering From...

on October 26, 2017 by

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…

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?