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The teenage brain

November 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on The teenage brain

How teens’ brains make it difficult to make decisions based on eventual goals (as opposed to instant gratification): http://theconversation.com/brain-scans-reveal-why-rewards-and-punishments-dont-seem-to-work-on-teenagers-88177 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42152392  

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Teens today….

October 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens today….

…are not as bad as you think: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/The-kids-are-alright–Today-s-teens-not-as-bad-as-you-imagine-/1056-4160282-11i8hywz/index.html    

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Parents and screen time

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Parents and screen time

A new study looks at how much time parents spend on their screens (compared to their teens): http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/06/health/parents-screen-use-attitudes-tweens-teens/index.html  

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Teens and social media

October 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens and social media

Researchers explored how much online friendships can be ‘real’ friendships for teens: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2017/10/teenagers_friendships_online_provide_emotional_support.html  

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Adolescent stress

September 21, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Adolescent stress

Adolescents can find relief from stress in the idea that people can change: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/help-your-kids-manage-stress-by-telling-them-people-cha-1818549718  

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School start times

September 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on School start times

More schools around the country are following the trend of a later start time: http://www.sciencealert.com/schools-around-the-us-are-finally-pushing-back-their-start-times?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=86e3e266c8-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-86e3e266c8-365490661  

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Teens and addiction

May 31, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens and addiction

Teens who grow up in affluent neighborhoods were found to be more likely to develop addiction problems in their 20’s:   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4558796/Privileged-teenagers-GREATER-risk-addiction.html  

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To snoop or not to snoop….

April 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on To snoop or not to snoop….

A recent article from the New York Times explores the current research on the pros and cons of snooping on your teen’s online activity:  

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Teens and sleep

March 23, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and sleep

An interview with Ariana Huffington about her recent book, Sleep Revolution : Sleep Rituals Aren’t Just For Babies. Why Teenagers Need Them Too

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Teens and therapy

March 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and therapy

A meta-analysis of current research on the benefits of therapy for teens facing mental health issues:   http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2017-07146-003  

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Later school start time

February 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Later school start time

A look at some benefits of a later start to the school day: http://www.sciencealert.com/schools-around-the-us-are-beginning-to-push-back-their-start-times/?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=200989e2c8-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-200989e2c8-365490661  

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Building teens’ confidence

February 02, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Building teens’ confidence

An interesting study out of The University of Texas at Austin on how giving teens an opportunity to use their struggles to help others actually builds up their own confidence: http://yourteenmag.com/family-life/building-teen-confidence?utm_source=Weekly+Emails&utm_campaign=808959626d-Expert_Advice_from_Your_Teen_Media&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_418d895dd9-808959626d-408240285&mc_cid=808959626d&mc_eid=f18f5a8f38    

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Teens and chores

January 24, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens and chores

A discussion about trying to get teens to do chores: http://yourteenmag.com/family-life/getting-teenager-to-do-chores?utm_source=Weekly+Emails&utm_campaign=d61025cd08-Weekly_Digest_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_418d895dd9-d61025cd08-408240285&mc_cid=d61025cd08&mc_eid=f18f5a8f38  

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Teens online

January 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens online

An article with tips on how to teach your teen good behavior online: http://yourteenmag.com/social-life/teen-bullying-tips/good-behavior-online?utm_source=Weekly+Emails&utm_campaign=a575faf471-Expert_Advice_from_Your_Teen_Media&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_418d895dd9-a575faf471-408240285&mc_cid=a575faf471&mc_eid=f18f5a8f38  

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Swearing in front of the teens

January 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Swearing in front of the teens

An opinion on the ramifications of the occasional slip: Using Swear Words Around Your Teenager  

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Giving kids a taste of alcohol

January 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Giving kids a taste of alcohol

A new study published in Psychological Medicine journal, published by the Cambridge University Press, showed that it may be fine for parents to let their children have a few sips of liquor if they want to ensure their offspring, when they grow into teenagers, do not drink as heavily as those who are introduced to alcohol by […]

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Teens online

January 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens online

An updated glossary of internet code for parents of teens: Would you recognise the secret sexting codes your kids are using?  

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Kids and social media

December 20, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Kids and social media

Kids who spend more time chatting on social websites feel reduced satisfaction about all parts of their lives except for their friendships, according o a survey in the UK by the Institute of Labor Economics. The study found that the more time kids spent chatting on social networks, the less positive they felt about school work and […]

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Young adult books about mental health

December 14, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Young adult books about mental health

A list of recommendations: https://www.buzzfeed.com/annaborges/best-mental-health-ya?utm_term=.yw3W6Y9Wy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Books%201214&utm_content=Books%201214+CID_a4d6600ff948bd07f33ca441180c68a3&utm_source=BuzzFeed%20Newsletters#.nu8qWQ3q2  

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Talking to teens about sex

November 29, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Talking to teens about sex

Some tips: Teen PDA: How to Set Limits for a Teen’s Intimate Behavior in Your Home  

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