#teens

Books | Books

Fantastic books for the teens, toddlers and kids in between on your list - LA Times

Fantastic books to give to the young people — from teens to toddlers — on your list, including titles by John Green, Cassandra Clare and Angie Thomas and the new board book, 'Newtonian Physics for Babies'

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Compassionate Parenting

We teach children self-regulation by modeling our more humane values.

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

Strong Friendships In Adolescence Pay Dividends In Adulthood : Shots - Health News : NPR

Researchers have found that people with deep friendships in adolescence had less anxiety and a greater sense of self-worth in early adulthood. Close friends matter, their study found.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Say goodbye to finstas and hello to Instagram 'favorites'

Instagram is testing a new feature called "favorites" to let users share private photos with a select group of people.

Science & Technology | TECH

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? - NYTimes.com

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.

News | Health & Wellbeing

How depression and anxiety affect the body

A new study shows different ways depression and anxiety affect the body, including digestive issues, skin problems, and arthritis.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

With reports of an increase in teenage depression, experts say parents should watch for major changes in their own children.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Body Image Problems Tied to Alcohol Issues

New research finds that body image misconceptions among teen-aged girls are associated with alcohol consumption. Notably, teen girls who report and act on

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Early Interventions May Prevent Teen Substance Abuse

New research suggests it is never too early to begin interventions to reduce the risk of teen substance abuse. Investigators from the University at Buffalo

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

The Smart Way to Argue With Your Young Teen - WSJ

Disagreements are a sign of growing maturity, but parents need to walk a fine line to maintain their authority without getting tuned out.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Anxiety in Teens - How to Help a Teenager Deal With Anxiety

Anxiety in teens is so common. Here are some telltale signs of anxiety, where they come from, and proven ways to manage anxiety back to small enough.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

Recent studies of adolescents reveal what teenagers need most from their parents during four phases of teens’ intellectual, emotional and social development.

Advice & Self-Help | Spiritual Awareness

The dark side of livestreaming: Periscoping a rape

Livestreaming presents new challenges to tech companies and adds a level of urgency to the potential for abuse.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Guy Takes His Cat To Prom, And It Was The Most Purrfect Date Ever

Finding a date for Prom can be a stressful experience for many. Just ask Sam Steingard. Instead of going alone or refusing to go at all, he did what any

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Phobias and Fears in Children - Powerful Strategies To Try

Phobias and fears in children are very manageable. Here's how to empower them to move straight through the middle of the fears that get in their way.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

My Kid Needs to Know What? An Age By Age Guide to Sex Education – And What to Do!

When it comes to sex education, parents often have many questions. How do I start? What do I say? And when? Here is an age guide for what kids need to know.

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

Managing Screen Time Increases Family Joy

by Rachel Macy Stafford. Too much screen time in your home? Learn how to manage screen time and increase the joy of being together.

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

19 Practical, Powerful Ways to Build Social-Emotional Intelligence in Kids & Teens: - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

When it comes to children, we're the ones who can fuel their flight and building their social-emotional intelligence is a sure way to do this. Here's how

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children - The New York Times

American youths are plugged in and tuned out of the real world for many more hours of the day than experts consider healthy for normal development.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Got Water? Most Kids, Teens Don't Drink Enough

More than half the young people in a recent study were at least mildly dehydrated — maybe enough to affect energy and concentration. Roughly 25 percent said they never drink water.

Health & Fitness | Tweens & Teens

7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

I taught a mindfulness class at my daughters’ elementary school this week. Unsurprisingly, the kids taught me way more than I taught them. While I was doing research to develop the class, I came

Health & Fitness | Tweens & Teens

Mindful Studying {a.k.a., how to learn without losing your mind!} - Left Brain Buddha

Whether you are learning mitosis, marketing, or metal-jewelry making, read on for tips to make your learning stick! (*if you're the parent of a teen, you may want to share this with them :) )

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening; and it's ALWAYS worth the work. ALWAYS....