Nearly 1 in 5 US teenagers battle depression. But parents can help by communicating openly, creating a behavior contract and finding low-pressure opportunities to interact with their teen.
New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
Teachers unions and gun-control advocates who decry the use of fake blood and simulated shootings have cause for concern. But getting students ready does take training and practice.
Being ready takes training and practice. But it might not require fake blood and simulated shootings.
Young people have reason to protest today and call for action on climate change. But they risk anxiety if they feel they are not heard and nothing is done.
Children are more receptive to the climate crisis than adults realise. We must listen to them.
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.
An education psychologist offers tips for parents of new high school kids on everything from navigation to time management.
School can always be stressful, but starting high school for the first time comes with its own fears and anxieties. Here’s some simple advice for parents to help their freshmen navigate the new year.
The number of children calling Childline with anxiety is rising – but kids do learn to cope.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
Many adolescent pressures are age old, others newer, such as having followers on social media.