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16-Year-Old Develops App to Help Other Teens with Anxiety, Depression

Amanda Southworth came up with AnxietyHelper to help teens with mental health issues. Here’s how it works and how to know if a mental health app is …

Mental Health

Helicopter Parenting May Negatively Affect Children's Emotional Well-Being, Behavior

Children with overcontrolling parents may later struggle to adjust in school and social environments, study says

Psychology

How Trauma Affects Our Relationship with Our Bodies

Trauma. What a loaded word. When we hear the word trauma, some of us may think “car accident,” while others may think “abuse and neglect.” Perhaps, …

University of California

Fewer teens having sex, doing drugs but more are depressed

Fewer high school students are having sex than ever before, federal health officials reported Thursday. And they’re also less likely than some earlier generations to abuse drugs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual survey on teen behavior finds.<p>But kids report that bullying at …

Public Health

Why You Should Put Your Phone Away

I don’t want to be thinking about how this will look on Instagram when I should be thinking, “I’m so glad I get to be here.”The post Why You Should …

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

Five Ways to Help Teens Build a Sense of Self-Worth

<i>No one wants to hang out with me. I’m a failure at school. All my other friends seem happy. What’s wrong with me?</i>These kinds of negative thoughts are …

Psychology

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Psychotherapist and author of It's Not Always Depression, Hilary Jacobs Hendel blogs about emotions and The Change Triangle.

<b>Beth came to therapy because she could not stop her mind from worrying. She’d think about the same things over and over, getting stuck in a loop that</b> …

Mindfulness

Why teenagers need quality time with their parents more than toddlers do

With a study suggesting that the only stage at which the quantity of time parents spend with their offspring really matters is during adolescence, Anna Tyzack investigates the pros and cons of the new 'teen maternity leave'<p>Five weeks after giving birth to me, my mother returned to her office job. …

Teenagers who play video games do better at school – but not if they're gaming every day

Teenagers who play video games in moderation perform better in crucial subjects such as maths and science, according to a major international report …

Dopamine and Teenage Logic

Young minds are often portrayed as stews of hormones and impulse; but the decisions they make are often deeply rational and deserving of greater consideration.<p>I once counseled a 17-year-old, I’ll call her Katey, who admitted that she had planned to get “completely smashed” at a school-related …

In Sickness And In Health, It All Begins In The Womb

In light of the recent Nobel Prizes in science, it seems worth considering the process by which a major discovery is made. Certainly it takes genius, sweat, years of research, not to mention, per Isaac Newton, “standing on the shoulders of giants.”<p>Jules Verne wrote that science “is made up of …

5 simple tips to help you have a real conversation with a teen

<b>A quick guide to get beyond “Fine” and “Whatever,” from child psychologist Shelja Sen.</b><p>Parents often talk about how tough it is to talk to teenagers, …

The ESSENCE of Adolescence

Our modern culture encourages deeply pervasive myths about adolescence. Those myths we hear casually in repetition—that teens are driven mad by …

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

Mental Health

Girl Power! Preparing Your Daughter to Fight 50 Shades of Lies

Later this month, <i>50 Shades Darker</i> will be released in theaters. Based on the second book of the <i>50 Shades of Grey</i> trilogy, it continues the story of a …

Heavy pot and alcohol use in teens may mean less success later in life: study

Teens who are heavy into alcohol and marijuana are less likely to be successful and achieve adult goals, a new study suggests.<p>According to …

What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew — From a Therapist Who Hears It All

As a therapist, I hear the most common complaints that teens have about their parents. I have to say, they have some really good points. Take some …

Is Your Kid Hooked on Smartphones? 5 Tips for Parents

There is growing concern among parents, educators and mental health experts that excessive smartphone use may be contributing to the recent surge in …

Parenting

Time to End the Stereotype of the 'Risky' Teenage Brain

A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of …

October 2011

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the '80s and '90s, America's suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.<p>"It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then …

Teens are more stressed and anxious, but they don’t know why. Here’s how parents can help.

The teenage years can be tough, marked with physical and emotional changes, new choices and responsibilities, and evolving relationships with the people who surround us. But a recent report shows that hormones aren’t the only thing troubling the teen years; young people are increasingly showing a …

Parenting

4 Ways a Traumatic Childhood Affects Adult Relationships

You may already be familiar with some of the ways childhood emotional trauma can impact us as adults. Even if you can't name the aftereffects, you …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

According To Harvard Psychologists: Parents Who Raise Good Kids Do These 5 Things

Times have changed greatly and with new times come new habits, sets of behavior and attitudes that seem very different from the ones we were used to …

12 YouTube challenges your kid will try

<b>(AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Learn about the viral internet stunts kids can’t resist — and help them play it safe<p>Christine Elgersma<p>May 28, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p><i>This post originally appeared on Common Sense Media.</i><p>It's a tale as old as time: We see a lot of people wearing/doing/saying something and we want to try …

Kylie Jenner

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

Addiction doc says: It’s not the drugs. It’s the ACEs – adverse childhood experiences.

He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”.He says: Ritualized compulsive …

Mental Health