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  • One third of people under 17 in the U. S. were assaulted in 2014
    One third of people under 17 in the U. S. were assaulted in 2014
    A minimum of one third of children in the United States experienced some type of physical assault in 2014. Dr. David Finkelhor with the University of New Hampshire in Durham and colleagues analyzed the data collected from phone interviews with...
  • Awareness may save a child from committing suicide
    Awareness may save a child from committing suicide
    Parents need to know what to look out for when they notice that their child is depressed. Experts should be contacted if and when parents see any signs of what they believe could be depression. Since some mental health conditions may not have...
  • The Star Experience Live Showcase
    The Star Experience singer/songwriter showcase for BC teens Seven Dining Lounge
    Shaw Television's eveRIAthinghas announced today that they are holding a singer and songwriter showcase for BC teens on Sunday June 28th at 5:00 p.m. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue has been changed to Seven Dining Loungein...
  • Suicide is one risk parents should be aware of
    Suicide is one risk parents should be aware of
    When my son would come home from middle school and high school telling me that yet another friend had committed suicide, the only thing that I could ask myself is why? Was it lack of parenting? Were the signs and symptoms of depression apparent or...
  • 13 Year-old girl commits suicide after father shames her on social media
    13 Year-old girl commits suicide after father shames her on social media
    A thirteen year-old Washington girl jumped off a bridge overpass and killed herself days after her father cut off her hair and posted a video of it to You-Tube.Her father uploaded the video to You-Tube and took it down after Izabel's suicide....
  • Can Memphis save its youth?
    Can Memphis save its youth?
    Being a resident of the United States, and a native of Memphis, I like a lot of other people in the country have been stunned at some of the behavior of teens. There has been a lot of unrest in our public schools, with teen violence, and other...
  • Ready, set, summer!
    Parenting teens: Ready, set, summer!
    It is hard to believe how quickly the high school years seem to fly on by. Spring sports seasons have already begun to wrap up and soon most teens will have taken on the challenge of finals week. And then, in a flash, the school year comes to an...
  • Dancing doesn’t do it for PE
    Dancing doesn’t do it for PE
    Dance is often offered as an alternative to PE, particularly for girls. However, a new study has found that dance falls short of the mark in regard to physical conditioning. The findings were published online on May 18 in the journal Pediatrics by...
  • Obese teens at increased risk for Alzheimer’s, dementia
    Obese teens at increased risk for Alzheimer’s, dementia
    Obesity has been reported to negatively impact health in many ways, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Now, a study has found that obese teens are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in their senior...
  • Omegle Promotes Talking to Strangers
    Part four: Tweens and Teens Could Be Meeting Strangers Using Dating Apps
    This is probably the scariest portion of our series potentially putting your teen at risk for rape or worse -- meeting up with a pedophile. Read on to learn about the apps your kids are using toCHAT, MEET, and DATE.MeetMe Chat and Meet New People,...
  • Trending With Teens 2015
    Trending With Teens 2015
    What is trending with teens? What is it that teens are really into this year? Clothing is pretty high on the list, and guess who is paying for it? Parents. Several surveys have been done asking teens where they shop and who pays for it, and 50% of...
  • Teen drinking can rot the brain
    Teen drinking can rot the brain
    Although the legal age for alcohol consumption is set at 21, teen drinking is widespread throughout the nation. A new study has found that intermittent teen drinking can cause permanent brain damage. The study was published online on April 27 in...
  • Bullied teens at higher risk for depression and suicidal thoughts
    Bullied teens at higher risk for depression and suicidal thoughts
    Teens who are the victims of bullying are more likely to report severe depression, are considering suicide, and carry weapons to school say several studies by the North Shore-Long Island Jewish (Lij) Health System. The findings were announced on...
  • Snapchat, a stealth app for image exchange
    Part three: How Tweens and Teens Share Secretly
    This article in the series will probably send shivers up and down your spine about how your teens are chatting on these apps. Here is the list of SELF-DESTRUCTING/SECRET APPS used by today's teens to communicate in a stealth-like manner...
  • Family Fun at the Tots to Teens Expo
    Family Fun at the Tots to Teens Expo
    The 3rd annual Tots to Teens Expo held on Saturday, April 26, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center was a success. With thousands of people in attendance, there was something to do for everyone. This family friendly event provided lots of...
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