raising teenagers

Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens
Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens March 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 “at-risk” Australian youth. While the survey of more ... Read More »

Obese Adolescents – Lack of Sleep and Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease
Obese Adolescents – Lack of Sleep and Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease March 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Lack of sleep and obesity have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in adults and young children. However, the association is not as clear in adolescents, an age group that is known to lack adequate ... Read More »

Children with ADHD have higher risk of teenage obesity and physical inactivity
Children with ADHD have higher risk of teenage obesity and physical inactivity March 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese and sedentary teenagers, according to new research. Previous studies have suggested a link between ADHD and obesity, but whether one leads to the other is unclear. One ... Read More »

Beauty Not Disease Motivates Teens to Wear Sunscreen
Beauty Not Disease Motivates Teens to Wear Sunscreen February 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

After offering information about UV light and sun-protective behaviours, the two health-ed videos diverge: one describes the increased skin cancer risk of UV exposure and the other describes effects on appearance including wrinkles and premature aging. Which of these two ... Read More »

Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health
Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health February 21, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep and low physical activity comprise an ‘invisible-risk’ group that has high prevalence of psychiatric symptoms, according to a large international study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The results of the study are ... Read More »

Facebook identity is for real
Facebook identity is for real February 19, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you can’t resist the urge to post about your latest visit to the gym or culinary masterpiece on Facebook, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Megan Pozzi from QUT’s Faculty of Education, said most digital natives let their followers ... Read More »

When Tragedy Strikes: Timing and Honesty Key to Talking About, Dealing with Trauma
When Tragedy Strikes: Timing and Honesty Key to Talking About, Dealing with Trauma February 6, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Post-traumatic stress disorder from media exposure alone is rare In the aftermath of the horrendous mass shootings many parents and caregivers may wonder how, or even whether, to discuss such a traumatic event with their children. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center ... Read More »

School work a worry for sleepless teens
School work a worry for sleepless teens February 1, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As Year 12 begins for thousands of South Australian students, a new Flinders University study shows teens who can’t fall asleep at night are mainly worrying about the fallout of sleeping in and missing out on school. The report, which ... Read More »

Help for parents trying to just say no
Help for parents trying to just say no January 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health authorities are encouraging parents to “just say no” to junk food, but as any parent knows that’s easier said than done. Now, a program by QUT called PEACH is helping parents to say no and to make it stick ... Read More »

Teens’ sleep impacted by electronic media use
Teens’ sleep impacted by electronic media use January 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 70% of South Australian teenagers are experiencing insufficient sleep on every school night, with many reporting the overuse of electronic media such as the internet, video games and mobile phones, which could be contributing to the problem. Researchers ... Read More »







 
 
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