Tag Archive for adolescence

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

Study Finds Sex-Ed Programs Don’t...

on December 18, 2016 by

A new peer-reviewed study of multiple “sexual and reproductive health” educational programs in several countries finds no evidence of improved health outcomes…

Fewer Teens Doing Drugs Than Ever Before

on December 18, 2016 by

American teenagers are the best behaved they’ve ever been — drinking and smoking less and doing fewer drugs than their predecessors in…

Kids, Christmas, And Materialism…...

on December 14, 2016 by

True success in life is faithfulness to God and obedience to his commands, whether your net worth is 10 cents or 10…

What Happened When 9 Teens Gave Up Their...

on December 12, 2016 by

It was painful in the beginning. “I am going insane,” Yet, within days, there were significant changes…

Parents Should Not Put Too Much Pressure...

on December 10, 2016 by

There is more to helping kids become successful than pushing them to be involved in a multitude of activities and to score…

New Book: “Never Mind My Thigh Gap...

on December 7, 2016 by

by Sarah Newton

Teens Tell All: Your Guide To Teen Slang...

on December 5, 2016 by

As part of TODAY’s “Teens Tell All” series, we asked adolescents to enlighten the older crowd about all those mysterious terms they…

New Smutty “One Finger Challenge”...

on December 3, 2016 by

The “one finger challenge” is an emerging, risqué social media fad where people are taking naked selfies of themselves in front of…

CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are...

on November 30, 2016 by

Teen Virgins rate significantly and consistently better in nearly all health-related behaviors and measures than their sexually active peers

Adolescent Suicides Rising At Alarming...

on November 30, 2016 by

Children and teens suffering from a variety of mental health issues are increasingly resorting to suicide

Adolescent Binge Drinking Can Affect...

on November 25, 2016 by

“Adolescent binge drinking not only is dangerous to the brain development of teenagers, but also may impact the brains of their children,”

5 Ways To Save A Girl

on November 25, 2016 by

The kind of (youthgroup) girl who draws you in and makes you actually glad to work more hours for less pay than…

4 Ways YouthCulture Has Changed And What...

on November 23, 2016 by

“A generation ago the latchkey kid was the poster child for neglect; nowadays it might be the overscheduled kid who never…

Is This The Most Stressed Out Generation...

on November 21, 2016 by

by Jeremy Zach

What Parents Need To Say To Their Kids...

on November 20, 2016 by

Based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as perform are

Depression On The Rise; Teen Girls Most...

on November 15, 2016 by

This Might Be Why Depression Is Rising Among Teen Girls

Teens Often Ignore Online Risks

on November 12, 2016 by

New research finds that adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved

Ministering To The Fringe Kids

on November 7, 2016 by

Let’s categorize the basic needs of the teenager into three areas: IDENTITY, PURPOSE, and COMMUNITY

More US Middle Schoolers Die Of Suicide...

on November 7, 2016 by

The suicide rate among U.S. middle school students doubled from 2007 to 2014, surpassing for the first time the incidence of youngsters…

Melania Trump: We Must Teach Our...

on November 4, 2016 by

“We need to teach our youth kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity, understanding,” Melania said. “Our culture has gotten too mean.”

Flashback…Marriage: America’s...

on November 4, 2016 by

Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware that its principal cause is the absence of married fathers in…

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What...

on October 31, 2016 by

And, for the teenage perspective on mental health, check out this short film

Understanding Social Media and Teenagers

on October 29, 2016 by

Adam McLane: My new online course!

Marketing, Cool, And Role Models Who...

on October 28, 2016 by

By Walt Mueller

The Pressure From This Performance...

on October 26, 2016 by

Chap Clark

A Look At Today’s Youth Culture &...

on October 26, 2016 by

Sermon “Opening Up the Doors of Dialogue In Your Home” by Jonathan McKee

Values: 10 Effective Responses To Youth...

on October 13, 2016 by

Youth culture is a force to be reckoned with. It can be really intimidating. Parents and Youth workers sometimes get overwhelmed

How America Outlawed Adolescence

on October 9, 2016 by

At least 22 states make it a crime to disturb school in ways that teenagers are wired to do. Why did this…

Multitasking Teens Behind Steering...

on October 6, 2016 by

Compared with older drivers, teens are more likely to..

Snapchat In Privacy Storm Over ...

on September 26, 2016 by

Critics fear controversial device will be used to snap people without their consent

Lawyer: After School Satan Club Must Be...

on September 24, 2016 by

A so-called “After School Satan Club” proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be held at Centennial Elementary School should be…

How Can Teens Use SnapChat, Instagram ...

on September 18, 2016 by

by Greg Stier

Style Trend: Crop Tops Now Show More...

on September 17, 2016 by

I think everyone is trying 2 out-do the next person 2 stand out anyway they can, even if that means starting trends…

Students: Sex Education Is Negative And...

on September 14, 2016 by

“If young people aren’t engaged with their sex and relationship education then valuable opportunities…are lost.”

Flashback: Study Linking Sexual Behavior...

on September 14, 2016 by

Sexual Media Exposure, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Violence Victimization in Adolescence

Teen Gives Shoes Away to Homeless Man,...

on September 10, 2016 by

His plan was to help pass out food to homeless people, but one encounter led him, to give his shoes away to…

Pediatric Group Says Doctors Should...

on September 8, 2016 by

Medical Schools Are Expanding Their Training To Help Future Dr’s Fight Opioid Abuse

Factors That Predict Adolescent Alcohol...

on September 6, 2016 by

Alcohol consumption accounts for more than 5,000 adolescent deaths each year in the U.S

Red Hot Chili Challenge

on September 5, 2016 by

US teens hospitalized after consuming world’s hottest peppers

Adding A Cultural Descriptor…...

on September 4, 2016 by

Marko

“Cutting”….The Scream On The...

on September 4, 2016 by

Walt Mueller

Digital Disconnect Exists Between...

on September 3, 2016 by

a gap exists over their understanding of family rules about being online. Teens social media accounts parents know nothing about

Parents Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking

on September 3, 2016 by

Parents can help prevent their underage kids from drinking by employing a relatively simple strategy: setting clear rules that prohibit drinking, new…

52 Ways To Connect With Your Smartphone...

on September 1, 2016 by

Youtube interview: Jonathan McKee offers just the help you need to have meaningful interaction with your Smartphone Obsessed kids

Flashback: “Moralistic Therapeutic...

on August 31, 2016 by

More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians

Going To Pot? New York Proposal Calls...

on August 30, 2016 by

25 States currently have medical marijuana, but this is the first year that any states will allow the drug in schools.

American Teens Still Respect the Bible

on August 27, 2016 by

Despite increasing secularization in American culture, a new study found that a majority of teens still have both “respect for and interest…

More U.S. Teens Experiencing Depression

on August 27, 2016 by

According to new research, from 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode,…

Teen Pregnancy: School Bans Romantic...

on August 20, 2016 by

“Love affair will surely destroy the life of a young lady student therefore this institution prohibit intimate relationship between a male &…

Values: “Tips For A Healthy Digital...

on August 19, 2016 by

The Digital Diet Of American Teens…. A helpful Infographic

10 p.m. Weeknight Curfew For Teenagers...

on August 18, 2016 by

(Video) Sheriff Clarke: Police shootings don’t create riots…The social order, tribal behavior and rule of law of the jungle

The “Gender Unicorn”…Charlotte...

on August 17, 2016 by

The gender unicorn…purple, has a tattoo on its crotch, and it wants to talk to your kids about sex. It’s truly the…

RIP Joel Stigale: Youth Ministry Legend

on August 16, 2016 by

Well done, good and faithful servant!

It was an honor to work with Joel for so many years with Miami…

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

on August 12, 2016 by

As adolescents navigate the stormiest years in their development, they need coaching, support, good examples and most of all understanding

Helping Kids Navigate Through Crisis

on August 10, 2016 by

How to identify the signs your child is struggling and how to respond in an appropriate way

“App and Drive” Is The New Danger...

on August 7, 2016 by

27% of teens today still report texting and driving, a bigger concern is that two out of three teens (68%) admit to…

Living in the Online Village

on August 6, 2016 by

Helping Teens Manage Social Media

Study: Popular Kids In Danger In Their...

on August 4, 2016 by

Had a 45 percent greater rate of problems due to substance abuse by age 22

Middle School: The New High School For...

on July 29, 2016 by

Teens’ social secrets go deeper than parents think

Teens And Anonymous apps Infographic:...

on July 24, 2016 by

What’s the ten appeal?

Internet Savvy Teens Worse At Romantic...

on July 23, 2016 by

Teens who spent more time communicating with their boyfriends or girlfriends through texting or social media were less adept at managing conflicts…

Screen Violence Harmful To Kids

on July 23, 2016 by

American Academy of Pediatrics, screen violence — which includes violence in video games, news programming, and entertainment can be traumatic for children

‘Invasive’ Snapchat of Teen...

on July 22, 2016 by

“youths may not understand the power of the technology that most are carrying in their pockets”

New Study Suggests Teens Love Chatbots?

on July 21, 2016 by

Together, the top four messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber — have more registered users

Teens Are Changing The Shape Of Retail...

on July 21, 2016 by

56.36% said “style” mattered most. “Price” came in second, with 30.91%. Only 4.55% said that “brand” mattered most

Values: Kids And Screen Time

on July 19, 2016 by

A helpful-infographic

Raised In A Day Of Social Media

on July 14, 2016 by

Tim Elmore

5 Conversations You Must Have With Grads...

on July 13, 2016 by

Don’t miss this opportunity before they leave

Depression Strikes Millions Of Teens...

on July 13, 2016 by

Nearly 3 million American teens a year experience major depression

CHILDREN AT RISK? Lawsuit Says Snapchat...

on July 8, 2016 by

Lawsuit: Snapchat doesn’t do enough to warn its young Users/Parents about the sexual content on its app

How To Talk To Your Daughters About Porn...

on July 7, 2016 by

Tanith Carey is author of ‘Girls Uninterrupted: Steps for Building Stronger Girls in a Challenging World.’

5 Reasons Why Teenagers Need Theology

on July 4, 2016 by

Secular society throws its own answers our way, but they’re never compatible with a Christian worldview

Overusing Social Media As An Adolescent...

on July 4, 2016 by

Predominant use of social media may limit the opportunity to practice in-person conversations that are crucial for adolescents, particularly boys

Understanding Risk Factors Involved In...

on July 4, 2016 by

A new study has found that demographic factors, cognitive functioning, and brain features during the early-adolescence ages of 12 to 14 years…

Pediatricians Urged To Screen For...

on July 2, 2016 by

Family doctors should screen teens for suicide risks in the wake of new information that shows suicide is the second leading cause…

States Shifting Premiums For Teen...

on July 2, 2016 by

The average car insurance premium increase…For male teen drivers the increase was 91%, while female teen drivers saw an increase of 67%

How To Help Teens Belong

on June 30, 2016 by

“Most teens feel out of place in this world.”

Pediatricians: Abstinence On The Rise&...

on June 29, 2016 by

Nearly 60 percent of high school students today have never had sex