Early exposure to cigarettes could affect how one responds to and craves nicotine
The Internet Is a Safer Place for Your Teen Than You Think
A new book seeks to debunk our widespread alarm about children, social media, and technology
Surprising Behaviors That Put Teens At Serious Risk of Depression
A new study shows that an ‘invisible risk’ group of adolescents—who use tons of media and don’t get enough sleep or exercise—are in danger of serious mental health issues
Why Marriage May Not Be the Answer for Low-Income Single Moms
A new study suggests that it’s pointless to try to get young mothers to marry
Sexting in Middle School Means More Sex for Preteens and Teens
Younger students are no different than their older peers when it comes to sexting, a new study reports.
Missed Opportunity for Teen Sex Ed: the Doctor’s Office
Only 4% have prolonged conversations about sexuality with their physicians
Drunk Driving Teen Avoids Jail Because of the Parenting He Received
Is bad parenting an excuse for murder?
Teachers Give Better Grades to More Attractive Students: Study
If you were of a mind to forgive good-looking people for their freakishly good genetic makeup because you figure you got better brains than they did, don’t. A new study suggests that people rated as more attractive are more …
Don’t Worry, There’s An Explanation For Your Teen’s Moodiness
There’s a moody, ornery, self-absorbed bear living in my house.
Is Your Teen a Night Owl? That Could Explain His Poor Grades
Staying up late is almost a rite of passage for teens, but night owl students could be paying the price with lower grades years after high school.
(No) Condom Culture: Why Teens Aren’t Practicing Safe Sex
The percentage of young people using condoms has stalled, while STD rates are on the rise
Give Parents a Break: Making the Case for Supervised Teen Drinking
You couldn’t blame Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler if he poured himself a stiff drink this week.
Hit the Brakes! GPS Mom Is Watching
New big-brother devices for tracking teen drivers are meant to keep accidents and deaths among teen drives down. But are they too big-brother and not enough good-mother (or father)?