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Peer influence doubles the risk adolescents will smoke
Peer influence doubles the risk adolescents will smoke (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way things stand now, tobacco use will kill one billion people in the 21st century. In the United States, 90% of smokers pick up the habit by age 18, making adolescence a critical time for smoking prevention efforts. Peer ... Read More »

More parents choose to delay child’s start to school
More parents choose to delay child’s start to school (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Parents across Australia are increasingly choosing to hold back their children’s start to school due to beliefs it benefits them in the long-term, QUT research has found. The study conducted by Dr Amanda Mergler and Professor Susan Walker, from QUT’s ... Read More »

Peer pressure trumps “thin” ideals in the media
Peer pressure trumps “thin” ideals in the media (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Peers exert a greater influence on teenage girls’ dissatisfaction with their bodies than do thin ideals in television or social media use, according to new research¹ by Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson and colleagues from Texas A & M International University ... Read More »

Moving from primary school into high school: The responsibilities and challenges
Moving from primary school into high school: The responsibilities and challenges (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Of course parents want their kids to do well in reading, writing and arithmetic, but how will they score when it comes to handling more responsibility? A Baylor College of Medicine child and adolescent psychiatrist suggests parents consider their child’s ... Read More »

 
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