On Tuesday night, March 29th, I was lucky enough to speak with seven very intelligent teens about a recent video that had been posted to YouTube. The video was created by 13-year-old Alye Pollack of
Teens and Tanning: Should they do it?
The statistics are alarming. Teens spend an inordinate amount of time and money going to tanning salons. The government is trying to create some restrictions on this practice, as it is so dangerous for teenagers
Parents and Teens: Sharing Alcohol?
A recent study revealed that many parents believe it is okay to provide alcohol to their children, mostly as a way to introduce them to it and, hopefully, de-mystify it. In fact, in 31 states,
Teen Sex: On the Decline?
A recent government survey conducted by the CDC reports that teens are having less sex than they have had in the past. In fact, the numbers being reported are that teens are having sex up
Self-Injury and The Impact of YouTube
Non-suicidal self-injury is something that occurs amongst teens and young adults in alarming rates. Current research indicates that almost 1 in 4 teens engages in some sort of deliberate self-harm as a means of regulating
What should parents do? MTV’s Skins and teens.
MTV premiered their new show, Skins, on Monday, the 17th. The show is adapted from the BBC version of the same name and follows 9 teenagers throughout their final 2 years of high school. The
Surprise! Teens need more sleep!
No surprise here...teenagers do not get enough sleep. For a long time this has been the case, and now, with texting, computers, and television taking teens late into the night, they definitely are not getting