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By Sophie Speidel | Articles of interest on adolescent health, wellness, and development

How to Prevent Becoming a Snowplow Parent - Growing Leaders

On my drive to work each day, I pass by several bus stops where children wait to be picked up. They are not alone. Parents are there, too. Lots of …

Kids

Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide

<i>If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the</i> National Suicide Prevention Lifeline<i> at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the</i> Crisis Text Line<i> by texting HOME to 741741.</i><p>If you know someone struggling with despair, depression …

Suicide

Everything We Know About Exercise and Depression

For exercise enthusiasts and those who study the mind-body connection—or perhaps better put, the mind-body <i>system</i>—it has long been known that physical activity helps with depression. And yet even as evidence for this effect continues to mount, “the incorporation of exercise as a key component in the …

The Latest Research on the Mental Effects of Social Media Usage - Growing Leaders

I have a deal to make with you. If you’ll read the research below on what screen time is doing to teenagers in America, and you feel it might be …

How Can Schools Help Kids With Anxiety?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: <br>via Apple Podcasts | via Stitcher | via NPROne | via Spotify<p>I met Brianna Sedillo when …

Students

How to Teach Your Child to Be An "Includer" | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

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Four Dangerous Parenting Styles Today

<b></b> Just walk into any pre-school center and you’ll see that parents continue to evolve, even today in 2019. The variety of today’s parents is enormous. …

How to Make Sex More Dangerous

I cried the first time I saw a naked man. As a young woman growing up in a conservative Catholic household, I couldn’t even look at my own genitals, and thought I would go to hell for masturbating. The abstinence-only education I received — at school, at home, in the church — left me with years of …

Sex Education

I’ve Talked With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know

Anderson is the bestselling author of several children's and young adult books, including <i>Speak</i> and <i>Chains</i>, both of which were National Book Awards finalists. Her memoir, <i>SHOUT</i>, is due out in March 2019.<p>I started visiting schools two decades ago. It was after the publication of my novel, <i>Speak,</i> which …

How to Talk to Your Teens About Sex, Climate Change, and Existential Angst

We live in complicated times. Lisa Damour is here to help.<p>Lisa Damour worries about anxiety professionally. She writes the monthly Adolescence column …

Kids

Skyrocketing teen e-cig use erases recent declines in youth tobacco use

<b> (CNN) —</b> Public health experts are continuing to sound the alarm on the teen vaping epidemic, tying the 1.3 million increase in teen tobacco users from 2017 to 2018 directly to e-cigarettes. The rise has been so significant that it has wiped out any progress in declining youth tobacco use in recent …

eCigarettes

If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

Registered nurse Ebony Monroe of Houston recently went through a period of being quick to anger about every little thing. She didn't realize then what it might mean for her health.<p>"If you had told me in the beginning that my irritability was related to depression, I would probably be livid," Monroe …

Why Girls Beat Boys at School and Lose to Them at the Office

From elementary school through college, girls are more disciplined about their schoolwork than boys; they study harder and get better grades. Girls consistently outperform boys academically. And yet, men nonetheless hold a staggering 95 percent of the top positions in the largest public …

Opinion

Got Anger? Try Naming It To Tame It

Over the past three years, I've had one major goal in my personal life: To stop being so angry.<p>Anger has been my emotional currency. I grew up in an angry home. Door slamming and phone throwing were basic means of communication.<p>I brought these skills to my 20-year marriage. "Why are you yelling?" …

CDC: Nearly 2 percent of high school students identify as transgender — and more than one-third of them attempt suicide

Nearly 2 percent of high school students in the United States identify as transgender, according to data published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Amit Paley, chief executive and executive director of the Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and …

Transgender

Confessions of a Juul Junkie

I’d never considered a future where a pod was out of reach. Moving to Barcelona changed that.<p>The nicotine is everywhere, and I am assailed on all …

Juul

Extracurricular clubs expand SEL, soft skills opportunities

After-school program involvement enables students to put academic lessons into practice and refine skills including collaboration, empathy and more.

How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping

Vaping is surging among American adolescents. According to one national survey, 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2018. Another found that the rise in vaping from 2017 to 2018 was the sharpest for any substance the researchers had investigated in the project’s 44-year …

E-Cigs/Vapes & Pod-Based

Stanford University

How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

No one ever shows up at brunch and says, "Oh my gosh, I was so sober last night!"<p>Risky behavior draws attention. As a result, people tend to assume that everyone else is doing it more than they really are.<p>But, over the last two decades, research on college campuses has shown that giving students …

Positive Discipline: Three Practical Strategies Parents Can Use

I’m hearing more and more stories lately of teenagers filing lawsuits against parents. It’s quite disconcerting to me. In the wake of decades of …

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them.<p>A wariness that has been slowly brewing is turning into a regionwide consensus: The benefits of …

Why Sports Parents Sometimes Behave So Badly

A video captured the angry crowd as it swarmed a football field to protest a penalty flag. A man grabbed the referee from behind and body-slammed him onto the ground.<p>The players, who looked on, stunned, were 13 years old. The assailant was a parent at his son’s youth football game in …

Alcohol Check-Up Online | CheckUp & Choices

More and more people are using online resources to look at their drinking and decide what, if anything, to do about it. If you have questions or …

How to Harness Your Anxiety

Anxiety has long been one of the most feared enemies in our emotional canon. We fear its arrival, feel helpless and trapped under its spell, and grant it power to overtake us in new, exciting and challenging situations. But what if we’ve been going about it all wrong?<p>Research shows that anxiety can …