teens

Depression in Teens: What to Watch For

By Morningside Recovery

The teenage mind can be a hard thing to figure out—even teens themselves may not always understand why they react the way they do. Between out-of-control hormones and a brain that's still forming its emotional circuitry, life's highs can seem especially exciting and its lows can seem downright dismal. » Read more

4 Early Signs of Addiction in Teens, by Morningside Recovery

By Morningside Recovery

Overall drug use among teenagers is on the rise. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 50% of high-school seniors have tried illicit substances. » Read more

5 Risky Teen Behaviors

Teens will often begin experimenting with risky behaviors due to peer pressure. Worries about peer acceptance, college, grades or just growing up in general can lead to confusion, low self-esteem and risk taking. In a best case scenario, your teens will open and up and tell you what they did once they realize they've made a mistake. » Read more

Talking About Sex with Your Tweens and Teens

Having “The Talk” about sex with your kids is something most parents approach with a combination of nervousness and dread. You don’t want to confuse your kids or embarrass yourself by talking about too much too soon, but don’t want to miss an opportunity to educate them either. So how do you figure out what information to give them, and when? » Read more

Holiday Gift Guide for Teens

Shopping for a hard-to-please teen can quickly become a headache if you’re short on ideas and limited in your budget. Most of the teens we know are looking for every imaginable gadget, designer outfit, or high-tech toy they can think of, all the way up to and including a car of their own » Read more

Teens and Sleep – Why is your teenager so tired?

In order to function properly during the day, everyone needs a good night’s sleep. For teenagers, that means about nine hours each night – but if you’ve got a growing teen at home, it’s unlikely that he or she is getting close to that amount on a regular basis. » Read more

Do As I Say Not As I Did

By Nancy Da Silva

How To Talk To Your Teens When You Were A Wild Child Yourself » Read more

Teen Pregnancy Rate on the Rise in 2006

According to a new report from the CDC, the teen birth rate has gone up for the first time in 14 years. The teen birth rate rose from 40.5 live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 years in 2005 to 41.9 births per 1,000 in 2006. This is a 3 percent increase and the first increase in teen births since 1991. » Read more