In recent years, the notion of a structurally imbalanced teenage brain has been faulted for bad choices. A review of studies suggests that a deficit in brain development is not to blame.
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.
It can be very hard for people to accept that they – or their family member – are not to blame for their mental illness. Seeing the evidence in a scan can make a difference.
Sexting has led to a rise in under-18s reported for sex offences.
Data show parents with daughters are slightly more likely to separate than those with sons, but the risk disappears where the fathers grew up with a sister.
New research shows that families in Japan and the US struggle in very similar ways with how technology is affecting their lives, their relationships and each other.
Digital fitness trackers may look cool, but many teenagers don't want them in PE lessons.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
Parents can help protect their kids from cannabis abuse by openly discussing the health risks, the pleasures and the responsible ways to use the drug.
Teenagers aren't just lazy. Their sleep hormones aren't calibrated to let them get up and go until later in the morning – which has academic and health consequences when school starts too early.
A snapshot of Australian teens shows most doing well, but as a group they are still plagued by suicide risk, self-harm and mental health problems.
Studies suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.
Memories of our carefree youth help form our identity today. But memories are selective. So, were we really as wild as we think we were?
A new version of the HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against nine types of the virus, and is already being used overseas.
Despite progress on LGBT rights, improved psychological well-being of sexual minority young people is yet to be seen.
Apps inviting anonymous comments play upon our desire to know our social standing, but are an open goal for bullies.
Facebook's new video platform, Watch, suggests the social platform may have given up on copying Snapchat.
Teenagers pick up cues about drinking from you and your family. Here's how you can help them develop a healthier relationship with alcohol.
Social media provides many emotional, health and social benefits for young people.
If children and teenagers are comfortable with social media, we should use it as a means to reach them and ensure they understand the do's and dont's.