Research shows that holding down a job as a teenager has real benefits later in life.
Instead of trying out for band or the hockey team, adolescents might do better to choose a part-time job as an extracurricular activity. Research shows it pays big dividends later in life.
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?
We’re still not really sure whether puberty is starting earlier.
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
The role of parents and carers in high school students’ learning and achievement is critical.
There are four key styles to parenting high school students, and parents will likely need to move between two of them as their children grow up.
Baby boomers preferred drugs and alcohol, but the younger generation are ruining their health with social media.
Social media use is weakly associated with depressed mood in the young, but it's not clear which way cause and effect runs.
Constant sugar hits in a developing brain can change the reward centres for life, leading to behavioural and mood issues later in life.
Teenage rats that drank sugary beverages were less able than adult rats who drank the same to remember a specific location leading to an escape hatch.
The programs aim to influence teens to think seriously about contraception and the consequences of their sexual choices.
Electronic baby simulators given to schoolgirls as part of a sex education program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant, a new Australian study has found.
It’s important to focus on health, not weight.
Reassuring your child you love and support them unconditionally is crucial for a healthy relationship.
Bursting with life, but can they live the ones they want?
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For too many adolescents in the world's poorest countries, life is like a cliff edge.
A parent surveys the scene of Kenya’s worst school fire, in which 63 students died in 2001. Recent arson attacks have been aimed at disruption.
A shocking wave of school fires set by students across Kenya has elicited a range of counter-measures, none of which appears to get to the root of the problem.
Adolescence has always been hard, but there’s not much evidence to suggest it’s worse for kids these days.
Many adolescent pressures are age old, others newer, such as having followers on social media.