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.
Teenagers pick up cues about drinking from you and your family. Here's how you can help them develop a healthier relationship with alcohol.
Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
Evolutionary psychology could explain why the memories and friendships formed during these years seem more vivid, potent and meaningful than those from any other stage of life.
Learning about a friend's suicide attempt appears to transform a distant idea into something very real. Should this change the way we talk about suicide?
Some parents worry their teens' obsession with dark fiction means they'll grow up and overthrow the government -- like Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games. How real is this concern?