#adolescents

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Teens and Sleep: The Cost of Sleep Deprivation

Lack of adequate sleep is linked to moodiness, risky behavior and injuries

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: 7 In 10 Teens Don't Get Enough Sleep, Raising Risk For Drug Use, Suicidal Thoughts - Study Finds

According to sleep experts, teenagers need between eight and ten hours of sleep every night, but a new study finds that when they're not meeting that standard, they're more prone to risky behaviors.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Study: Having 'The Talk' Just Once Won't Keep Teens From Having Unsafe Sex - Study Finds

"The talk," of course, is a rite of passage for teens meant to lay out both the risks and rewards of having sex, but does it really help? A new study finds that it can -- but having one conversation simply isn't enough.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

HPV Vaccine Drastically Reduced Cervical Cancer in Australia

In Australia, where a rigorous HPV vaccine program has been in place for girls since 2007, and boys since 2013, cervical cancer is on track to disappear within two decades. Other countries, including the United States, haven’t been as successful.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

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

Teens are experiencing increased levels of anxiety and perfectionism. Encouraging them to develop their strengths and see beyond themselves can help boost their self-esteem.

Psychology | Personality

Teens Face Lifelong Health Effects After Sexual Assault | Thrive Global

All survivors grapple with lifelong consequences, but teens are particularly vulnerable to certain brain changes.

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.

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.