Tag Archive for trends and studies

Are Athletic Girls Eating Enough?

on August 11, 2019 by

Young females who eat too little risk menstrual irregularity, weak bones and eating disorders

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…

suspending students from school can....

on July 21, 2019 by

May do more harm than good and could result in more crime in schools, neighborhoods, and communities

Nationwide study: teen ‘sexting&...

on July 21, 2019 by

The good news is that adolescent “sexting” is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines

 

The Future Of The City Is Childless

on July 20, 2019 by

Young families have found staying put with school-age children more difficult

How Faith Heritage Relates To Faith...

on July 19, 2019 by

The idea of beliefs that transcend generations is beautiful, but is it also beneficial?

Early, Regular Cannabis Use Seen To...

on July 8, 2019 by

Early and regular cannabis use by youth and alterations in brain circuits that support aspects of executive functioning

Pot Use By U.S. Teens Has Jumped 10-fold...

on July 8, 2019 by

As society relaxes its rules around marijuana, U.S. teens seem to be responding by using the drug in much bigger numbers than…

Tuning Into Emotions Can Prevent ...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are less likely to experience depressive symptoms after stressful life…

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…

Teens With Strong Connections At Home&...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

Let’s Hear It For The Average Child

on July 3, 2019 by

To the student who does all the homework in his hardest subject and turns it in promptly…But

Sexting can ruin a relationship

on June 25, 2019 by

There are some surprising consequences of hitting send on that sexy picture

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

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year...

on June 23, 2019 by

Suicide rates among teens and young adults have reached their highest point in nearly two decades

States That Legalized Pot Now Facing...

on June 23, 2019 by

“Underage kids have unbelievable access to nuclear-strength weed,” Poses serious risks to adolescents’ physical and mental health

1 In 10 Young Protestants Have Left A...

on June 17, 2019 by

Younger Christians are more keen to recognize sexual abuse—and less likely to put up with it

Breakfast Cereals Still Contaminated By...

on June 14, 2019 by

Cheerios and Nature Valley products, test positive for herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer

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

The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

Many Anorexia Patients Recover Over Time

on June 1, 2019 by

A long-term Swedish study of around 50 people who struggled with anorexia nervosa in their teens shows that the majority were healthy…

Bad News For ADHD Teen Drivers

on May 23, 2019 by

Teens with ADHD are significantly more likely to get into a car crash than their peers.

Helping Teens Sleep

on May 23, 2019 by

Teens’ Sleep Problems Can Be Corrected by Limiting Screen Use for 1 Week

75 US Colleges Have Black-Only...

on May 23, 2019 by

Neo-segregation: 43% of colleges surveyed offer segregated residential halls

Teens Are Using Burner Phones To Stay...

on May 17, 2019 by

56% of teens feel anxious, upset or lonely without their phones

The Powerful Influence Of Christian Moms

on May 8, 2019 by

Moms are a big influence and children’s faith formation

Fatal Drug ODs Surging Among Young...

on May 6, 2019 by

Overdose deaths among teens and young adults are soaring, having risen from eight in every 100,000 people aged 15 to 24 in…

Americans More Inactive, Computers...

on April 24, 2019 by

Kids aged 6 through 17 need 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. Regular activity is even recommended for kids as young…

A ‘Million Word Gap’ For Kids Who...

on April 21, 2019 by

Children who are read 5 books a day from birth will begin kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids…

The Link Between Fun & Faith in Our...

on April 11, 2019 by

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Book: Within Reach

on April 8, 2019 by

The power of small changes in keeping students connected

America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

on April 3, 2019 by

It surveyed over 600,000 Americans. Recent trends are startling.

Arts-Learning Experiences Reduces...

on April 1, 2019 by

It increase students’ compassion for others and engagement, and improve writing skills and college aspirations

Breakfast With Parents Tied To Better...

on March 29, 2019 by

Consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents.

Protecting A Teen Girl From Sexual...

on March 26, 2019 by

Women passengers rally to protect teenage girl from airplane ‘creep’

Religious ‘Nones’ Now As Big...

on March 25, 2019 by

The number of religious “nones” in the United States are now statistically equal than the number of evangelicals, according to a political…

The Way U.S. Teens Spend Their Time Is...

on March 24, 2019 by

Teens today are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago. They’re devoting more time to sleep and homework, and…

More Young People Don’t Have A...

on March 24, 2019 by

Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 – 51 percent of them – said they do not…

Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

How Much Time Should Kids Spend On Smart...

on March 23, 2019 by

Happiness and mental health are highest at a half-hour to two hours of extracurricular digital media use a day; well-being then steadily…

5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth

on March 22, 2019 by

Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

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

Easy Spiritual Assessment Tools For Your...

on March 21, 2019 by

A realistic insight into how your youth view their faith

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…

Being in Nature Can Boost Kids’...

on March 16, 2019 by

Spending time in nature boosts children’s academic achievement and healthy development in a variety of ways

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?

on March 12, 2019 by

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a…

Gen Z Is Stressed, Depressed And Exam...

on March 12, 2019 by

Most youngsters getting good grades is a bigger worry than drinking or unplanned pregnancies

It’s Time To Get To Know Generation Z.

on March 12, 2019 by

How are we at reaching students today where they are at, on their digital devices?

Study: Churches Exclude Children with...

on March 10, 2019 by

Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

Where Marijuana Is Legal, Many Teens...

on March 3, 2019 by

Where pot is legal, teens smoking pot and then getting behind the wheel of a car is common

Teen Pot Use Linked To Depression,...

on March 3, 2019 by

Were also more than three times as likely to attempt suicide between the ages of 18 and 32.

Evangelism: Generation Why?

on February 18, 2019 by

Churches worry  they can’t reach millennials and Gen Z with questions

Parents who study with kids promote...

on February 6, 2019 by

This means that student success isn’t determined by genetics, but by parenting

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

Obesity-Related Cancers Rising Fastest...

on February 5, 2019 by

If the obesity epidemic continues, fat-sensitive cancers will explode in the years to come

Same-Gender Friendships Key To Romantic...

on February 2, 2019 by

Skills such as stability, assertiveness, intimacy, and social competence–that correspond most closely to the skills needed for success in adult romantic relationships.

Screen Time Inhibits Toddler Development

on February 2, 2019 by

kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests

Millennials’ Depression Rise With...

on January 26, 2019 by

Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of  social media

Movie Violence Doesn’t Make Kids...

on January 26, 2019 by

PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.

Parents Often Unaware Of Kids’...

on January 19, 2019 by

When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows.

Teen Birth Control Use Up, MoreUnwanted...

on January 19, 2019 by

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research…

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 17, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

 

Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going...

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

Pot Altered The Brain After One Time Use

on January 17, 2019 by

More teens are vaping pot because it seems safer

Pot Problems

on January 6, 2019 by

Pot’s increasing potency could make it more likely that toking will interfere with users’ lives

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact...

on December 28, 2018 by

“avoid digital media use—except video chatting—in children younger than 18 to 24 months”

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

Benefits Of High School Later Start...

on December 28, 2018 by

A new study finds that children not only log healthier levels of sleep, they also perform at a higher level in the…

Parents Warned Of Teen Online Sextortion...

on December 26, 2018 by

A FBI report concluded that sextortion is a major, if not underlying, factor for child victims committing suicide

Depression In Adolescents And Young...

on December 25, 2018 by

Are phones and social media to blame?

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…

The Presence Of God In Our Anxiety

on December 24, 2018 by

“Studies indicate that when we suffer mental illness alone, the results can be tragic, even horrific. When we suffer inside

From The Gen Z Perspective

on December 24, 2018 by

Conversations between my peers are often peppered with jokes of self-harm, anorexia, and suicide

Why Are Young People Having So Little...

on December 24, 2018 by

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

Belong: Religious Upbringing Better For...

on December 22, 2018 by

Children who had a religious upbringing are likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood than…

Sleep Study: How Can We Improve A Teen...

on December 22, 2018 by

One sleep study may have a simple answer…

Soaring Suicides And Toxic Social...

on December 19, 2018 by

Soaring suicides are another sign of our toxic social disconnect

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But….

on December 18, 2018 by

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

More Teens Try Pot Before Booze,...

on December 18, 2018 by

Rebellious teens used to reach for cigarettes or alcohol. Now, marijuana is increasingly their first choice, a new study reveals.

What is Tumblr?

on December 8, 2018 by

Parent and Teacher Guide (Video)

Family Meals Make For Teens Who Eat...

on December 7, 2018 by

Teens and young adults who ate with their family more tended to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fast or takeout…

How High School Football Changes Teen...

on December 7, 2018 by

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause structural changes to a teen’s brain

Manufacturers Lack Of Labors Are Turning...

on December 5, 2018 by

I’m 17 years old I have more training than most 30-year-olds. When I graduate, I’ll have a job. “It feels like I’m actually…

Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With Fear

on December 5, 2018 by

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I…

Flashback: How God’s Word Spread...

on December 5, 2018 by

The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

What Kids Brag About On Social Media?

on December 3, 2018 by

We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

Teens’ Social Media Habits and...

on December 3, 2018 by

Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

Teens: Leave Us Alone Social Media Is Ok

on November 30, 2018 by

Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families

What Is Silent Disco All About Anyway?

on November 28, 2018 by

Noise restrictions? Amplified sound ordinances? These are things of the past. Take back your musical freedom and throw an event anywhere your…

Silent Disco Makes Social Separation...

on November 28, 2018 by

Dancing alone together is a ‘perfect metaphor’ for modern society

Are Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Addictive?

on November 26, 2018 by

According to a new study involving teen participants, sugar-sweetened beverages may be quite addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms when a…

Parents Should Have Ongoing Talks With...

on November 26, 2018 by

When it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.

Cohabitation On The Rise In U.S

on November 18, 2018 by

Living together is becoming more popular than marriage for young American couples

Social Media Linked To Mental Health...

on November 17, 2018 by

The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased…

Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on November 17, 2018 by

Higher levels of gratitude are associated with lower levels of materialism in adolescents across a wide range of demographic groups,

68% Have Quit/Taken A Break From Social...

on November 15, 2018 by

She Decided To Quit Instagram This Year. Had Also Helped Create It

Digital Media Is ‘Like Cocaine&...

on November 13, 2018 by

Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.”

Alarming Number Of Teens Using Sleep...

on November 12, 2018 by

Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

What’s Lost When Only Rich Kids...

on November 8, 2018 by

The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood