Rather than conflict, seek togetherness.
Older relatives often object to younger people using their smartphones and tablets during family gatherings. But digital devices can connect distant relatives year-round.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
The amount of time teens have spent working and participating in extracurricular activities has held steady in recent years. There has, however, been one big change in their lives: smartphones.
In the past, kids couldn’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Now? Not so much.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp relief.
Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
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The "Xennials" are supposedly a group born between the late 1970s and early 1980s, who were born analogue and became digital adults. But the evidence for their existence isn't as clear-cut as we might hope.
In Sir Thomas Malory’s ‘Le Morte d'Arthur,’ a character complains that young people are too sexually promiscuous.
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The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
It was supposed to bring us all together.
How has the first generation of kids to grow up with the iPhone been affected?
It's become fashionable to suggest that generational designations are arbitrary or a 'myth.' But social scientists can pinpoint generational and cultural changes with a surprising degree of accuracy.
Research has shed new light on whether we prefer policies that would benefit ourselves or our descendants.
Generations have differences but it’s the inequality within a generation that deserves more debate.
The debate about different generations' economic status misses the inequality within generations, especially younger Australians.
The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home overlooks the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.
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The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.
Millennials at work just want to be treated as professionals.
There is very little empirical evidence to substantiate most claims about generational differences.
Much like the latest Zack Snyder film, the inter-generational war being played out in the press seems largely unnecessary.
Mothers will often distance themselves from their adult children for the same set of reasons.
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The severing of what many consider an everlasting bond is more common than you'd think.
Only 3% of elderly people know how to access health-related information.
With more health information going online, it has never been easier to proactively manage our health. Problem is, the people who would benefit the most are using it the least.
Australia’s children and grandchildren will not enjoy the fruits of the country’s prosperity as much as their parents.
Having enjoyed continuously increasing prosperity since the Second World War, Australians have come to expect that each generation will live a better life than the last. But this steady progress may be…
Young doctors are being judged based in their age, not their ability.
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A medical colleague was shaking his head in disgust. “What is wrong with these medical students today?” he asked. “They just don’t have the same work ethic they used to. In our day, we didn’t have to be…
Can the concept of a generation cover all the diverse people of a certain age cohort in an intellectually useful way?
Making sense of what is happening in our own time requires sharp thinking. Today, however, catch-phrases and clichés abound. More specifically we rely on cliches about generations. Journalists, bestselling…
Students from the next generation are heading to university, how should we teach them?
Narcissistic, lazy, and overly confident – this is the way some see the new generation of young people starting to go to our universities. According to teacher Lynn Van Der Wagan, who sparked an online…