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.
Although teen perfectionists often appear to be doing well on the surface, they are not impervious to hardships. They are young people who are often in need of support.
We found being a night owl increased the risk of having behavioural problems and delayed brain development in later adolescence.
During adolescence the brain experiences two opposing tendencies: its capacity for control is not fully developed but the reward system is very active.
Aging out of the supportive world of pediatric care at a vulnerable time in life can pose risks to teens with chronic health conditions as they enter the resource-strapped adult care system.
Most teens got their vape from their friends. But of those who bought their own, one-third bought it at the servo, tobacconist or convenience store.
Should teens drink alcohol? Ideally, no. But in the real world, here are some tips on how to minimise harm.
Heartbreak High avoids cliche and shows its teen heroes as complicated, messy people the audience can root for – even when they make mistakes.
Young people who experienced violence between other family members, and had been directly subjected to abuse, were 9.2 times more likely to use violence in the home.
Parents and caregivers can support teens with the transition to high school by taking the time to connect and talk, whenever and however you can.
Youth suicides in the US have increased by around 50% over the past decade – gun availability is a big part of that trend.
The unending stream of violence on news and entertainment programming can have a negative impact on kids of all ages.
Anyone who has trawled through an internet forum will have seen how anonymity can change people. What happens when young people are thrown into the mix?
Requiring adult supervision for 16 and 17 year olds is undermining health and community, and a huge overreach from police.
In this new work at Melbourne’s Rising Festival, Anything & Everything lets kids tell us how they see themselves and the world around them.
25 states aren’t expected to ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. But limits on abortion in these places, too, make it an uncertain refuge for people seeking abortions elsewhere.
Data linkage, assessing information from over 113,000 teenagers in South London, addresses important gaps in research on the mental health and socio-economic risk factors for self-harm.
A recent report from Ofcom found children as young as three are watching videos on TikTok.
Representations of girls on screen have become much better over the years but there is still a vocal audience who would rather they be tame and demure.
Teen boys who date adult women tend to experience their relationships differently than girls who date older men.