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Adolescent Behavior

Student Leaders Offer Simple Solutions to School Challenges

Kyle Redford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

At the heart of Peer Group Connection is a simple and compelling premise: caring school cultures can be created by students connecting to students in healthy and supportive ways.

The Elkhart Four and the Unjust Application of the Felony Murder Rule on Teens

Steve Drizin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Even for adult offenders like 18-year-old Anthony Sparks, the felony murder rule should be constrained, especially in cases where the death of an accomplice was the result of an unpredictable, intervening event.

Three Disturbing Trends That Can Land Your Teen in the ER... Or Worse

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Sometimes I have to ask myself on an ER shift where do they come up with this stuff! The longer I practice the more crazy things I see, and now that I have a 16-year-old I find myself discussing things I never thought I would have to, let alone to a teenager, such as "don't drink hand sanitizers!"

Teenagers Have Sex: Deal With It

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York
Marianne Mollmann

High School students under the age of 19 account for approximately one-third of all newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in New York State. And not surprisingly, teen mothers are much less likely to graduate from high school than their peers who didn't give birth.

Losing Hope With Your Defiant Teen? Heed This Advice

Evan Allis | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Many parents have a difficult time knowing what to do with their defiant teens. Sometimes it might seem like all of your efforts are worthless, and at...

How Not To Address Teen Pregnancy

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The United States has a long way to go to ensure access to age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education and modern contraception.

Regression, or How Divorce Turned Me into a (Giddy) Drinking, Smoking, Post-Adolescent

Beth Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beth Jones

My divorce took nearly two years. Between the icy night when my ex and I split and the sunny spring day when the gavel finally struck, I behaved like ...

America's Politically Adolescent Behavior

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

In my clinical practice, I have actually seen and tried some of the ways that might represent a pathway to transition our society from a culture of hate to one of listening.

Staying Connected to Your Tween

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Have you noticed your preteen spending more time away from you when what might feel like a minute ago they were asking you to stay longer at drop off?

Uh, Yeah: Young Girls Who Feel Unpopular May Gain Weight

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Where a teenage girl sees herself on her school's social ladder may sway her future weight, a study of more than 4,000 girls finds. Those who believed...