raising teenagers

Sexpert Q/A – Becoming sexually active too young
Sexpert Q/A – Becoming sexually active too young August 31, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question: I have a daughter who will start high school next year, but is already starting to look like a little woman. I also have a son who has just done a year of high school. There is a ... Read More »

Poor sleep equal to binge drinking, marijuana use in predicting academic problems
Poor sleep equal to binge drinking, marijuana use in predicting academic problems June 14, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study shows that college students who are poor sleepers are much more likely to earn worse grades and withdraw from a course than healthy sleeping peers. Results show that sleep timing and maintenance problems in college students are ... Read More »

Gaming for good: Developing computer games with a sense of altruism
Gaming for good: Developing computer games with a sense of altruism June 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Melbourne-based community organisation is working with Deakin University Information Technology students to develop a new computer game that rewards altruistic ‘upstanding’ behaviour and helps develop conflict resolution and bullying prevention skills. Creating A Safe Supportive Environment’s (CASSE) ‘Peaceful Schools ... Read More »

Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm
Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm June 8, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

headspace says early identification and intervention is key to reducing self-harm and suicidal behaviour in young people. In its submission to the national review into the topic, headspace makes a number of recommendations that aim to increase timely access to ... Read More »

Adults at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempt if Parent Abused Alcohol
Adults at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempt if Parent Abused Alcohol May 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85% more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased ... Read More »

Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years
Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years April 30, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research by King’s College London. The study is the first to look at the effects of bullying beyond early ... Read More »

Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors
Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors April 25, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most “feminine” girls and the most “masculine” boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviours that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led ... Read More »

Girls’ Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined
Girls’ Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined April 21, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications for their mental health. “I found that girls’ risk of severe depression, thoughts of suicide, and suicide ... Read More »

Skate parks get a good behaviour tick
Skate parks get a good behaviour tick April 19, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you think kids at skate parks are likely to be getting up to no good, think again. Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that skate parks are actually more likely to promote good behaviour – yet ... Read More »

How mothers help children explore right and wrong
How mothers help children explore right and wrong April 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There’s no question that mothers want their children to grow up to be good people — but less is known about how they actually help their offspring sort out different types of moral issues. According to a new study published ... Read More »







 
 
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