December 11, 2017

With Christmas approaching quickly, I am sure your child/teen is asking for a phone if they don't have one already.  Even if they do have a phone, this a great article to read.

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Parent Cue.

By far, the number-on...

November 20, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral.

A new study suggests that greater screen time — whether in the form of computers, cell phones, or tablets — may have contributed to a spike in depression and suicide-related behaviors and thought...

November 14, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Psychology Today

 I recently had a conversation with a parent about why our teens are so anxious and depressed.  Many of the points addressed in this article were points we addressed. 

I would highly...

November 6, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral.

A new study has found that when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the kids have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic...

October 23, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.

Teen girls are much more likely to self-harm than boys, and the dangerous practice is on the rise.

That’s the conclusion of a new British study that also found a strong link between self-harm — pract...

October 3, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. 

New research suggests that when a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen.

Iowa State University investigators discovered bedroom access to TV or video ga...

September 26, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article, “Are Today’s Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?” posted on HealthDay.

Parents may still marvel at how fast their kids grow up, but a new study finds that U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generation...

September 18, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.

American high school students with poor grades are much more likely to have unhealthy behaviors — including illegal drug use — than teens at the top of the class, federal health officials say.

There’...

August 21, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.

There’s good and bad news from a new study on the noise blasted in American teenagers’ ears — more kids are listening to music via earphones than ever before, but rates of hearing loss have not incr...

July 24, 2017

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on USA Today.

America is experiencing a striking rise in suicide among middle school students.

The suicide rate among 10- to 14-year-olds doubled between 2007 and 2014, for the first time surpassing the death rate...

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