Drug-induced deaths are another reason to frequently check in on your adolescent’s mental health.
Among adolescents, boys are more likely to die of an overdose than girls, and using combinations of drugs substantially raises the risk of an overdose.
Could teenagers get on with older people and vice versa? Turned out, they could. And both flourished.
Children experience grief much more commonly than most of us think. This is what they want to know.
Understanding how and why conflicts around devices and screen time are unfolding will help families foster healthy relationships with each other and with digital technologies.
Navigating disagreements about screens can provide parents with valuable opportunities to foster quality relationships and raise children who can manage themselves responsibly.
Today, nearly all U.S. teens have a smartphone.
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Up to 50% of US teens feel they are addicted to their devices. But help is out there.
Grumbling children and teenagers can be so annoying. But it is important to try and decode their complaints.
When teens can’t sleep, they often scroll online well into the night, which only exacerbates the problem.
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Exposure to screens before bedtime can contribute to chronic sleep deprivation, which raises the risk for anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts.
Yumi Stynes and Melissa Kang’s sex education guide for teens is a topic of hot debate for its frankness. It also provides comprehensive, inclusive sex education that combats misinformation.
Do your best to keep blame out of the conversation.
It’s not always easy to foster connection when the teenager in your life says they want you to go away. But they likely want to be closer than you think.
The decision-making capacity of people under 18 would be assessed on a case-by-case basis by medical practitioners.
It’s not easy talking to kids about the cost-of-living crunch. Many fear landing their kids with a lifelong ‘scarcity mindset’, where a person is cursed with a feeling spending money is always wrong.
School holidays become a very different challenge when kids leave primary school.
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Lots of young teens and first-time tampon users are intimidated by tampons. But they’re easy once you get the hang of it.
Moms get about 25 minutes less sleep each weeknight when their kids’ school is in session.
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Parents spend more time actively engaged with their kids – such as helping with homework or reading together – during the school year than during summer. But the difference is almost three times greater for moms than for dads.
If we want to see improvements in the lives of girls in Canada and beyond, we need to first think critically about why we tend to dismiss and invalidate their concerns.
In Canada, over 50 per cent of female students in Ontario have reported moderate to severe psychological distress. One in four girls has been sexually abused by the time they turn 18.
The milk crate challenge went viral in the summer of 2021. ER doctors weren’t amused.
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Adolescent brains are especially vulnerable to risk-taking and social pressure. But there are steps parents can take to steer their teen away from dangerous social media stunts.
Listen carefully to what your teenager has to say.
Self-expression and storytelling are among the primary objectives that young aspiring activists seek to achieve online.
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For some teens on social media, TikTok and Twitter aren’t all about selfies or the latest craze in online “challenges.” Some teens are using social media to advocate for social justice.
Criticism and lecturing won’t help. This will.