raising teenagers

The need for media literacy among Australian kids
The need for media literacy among Australian kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national children’s news and media report, co-authored by Dr Tanya Notley from the Institute for Culture and Society, was officially launched in Sydney today. The report, News and Australian Children: How Young People Access, Perceive and are Affected ... Read More »

Tired teens exposed to bright light in the morning can improve alertness
Tired teens exposed to bright light in the morning can improve alertness (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Exposing sleepy teens to bright light in the morning can improve their sleep and help them feel more alert during the day, a Flinders University study shows. Researchers investigated an innovative way to cure teenagers of Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder, ... Read More »

US teens may be missing vaccines because parents aren’t aware they need one
US teens may be missing vaccines because parents aren’t aware they need one (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents may be up to speed on what vaccines their children need for kindergarten, but may be less sure during high school years, a new national poll suggests. More than a third of US parents of teens didn’t know when ... Read More »

Finding positive permanent homes for foster kids
Finding positive permanent homes for foster kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Queensland foster and kin carers are being asked to take part in a survey to identify positive ways to give kids a chance of a permanent home. Leith Harding, from QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling said in Queensland there ... Read More »

Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinking
Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinking (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fewer teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Australian school students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers. More than 2800 South Australian students aged 12-17 took ... Read More »

Parents who supply teens with booze increasing risk of heavy drinking
Parents who supply teens with booze increasing risk of heavy drinking (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents supplying their teens with alcohol are not only fuelling underage drinking but are increasing the risk that their children and their children’s friends will drink heavily. Australia-first research led by Dr Gary Chan from The University of Queensland’s Centre ... Read More »

Five tips for parents to discuss and identify eating disorders
Five tips for parents to discuss and identify eating disorders (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Controversial Netflix drama To the Bone has brought eating disorders into the spotlight, but a Deakin University clinical psychologist warns it’s important for parents to take the lead in discussing these issues with their children, rather than leaving it to ... Read More »

Support for new UN framework for children’s rights online
Support for new UN framework for children’s rights online (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The global push for a new international framework governing the rights of children online has gained new momentum, after a multinational study found governments and NGOs are calling for formal assistance to recognise and address children’s digital rights. An estimated ... Read More »

Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction
Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. And they appear to thrive in this setting ... Read More »

Parents’ Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children
Parents’ Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Emotional eating—eating when you feel sad or upset or in response to another negative mood—is not uncommon in children and adolescents, but why youth eat emotionally has been unclear. Now a new longitudinal study from Norway has found that school-age ... Read More »

 
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