Teenage Health

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Despite What You Think, Today's Teens Are Better Adjusted Than Gen X Teens

U.S. government survey shows that rates of drinking, smoking and having sex are all lower today than 25 years ago.

Certain Adolescent Brains Can't Stop Gaming. That's Good and Bad — Here's Why

The brains of diagnosed compulsive gamers operate differently from the rest of us, mostly in beneficial ways, but sometimes in negative ways.

Does your teen have too much responsibility?

Ayana Rose-Williams, therapist of My Mom is Obsessed, lays down the ground rules for teens and how much responsibility they should really have.

5 Parent Traits That Teens Hate

There's no perfect science to raising a teenager. Some days just don't make sense. But if you know the traits teens dislike, you can at least brace yourself for what's ahead.

How to Know When to Give Your Child Space

Axl Rose once sang, in November Rain, that everybody needs some time on their own. But how about when it's that sweet child o' yours?

What are the current stressors in a teenager's life?

Teens can stress out for lots of reasons. Learn about current stressors in a teenager’s life in this article.

When are the typical times teens will have sex?

While a common age for teens to have sex is 17, the trend is to delay. Learn about the typical time teens will have sex from this article.

Where can you find a support group for your depressed teen?

Although many support groups are available online, you may get better results from a face-to-face group. Learn where to find a support group for your depressed teen from this article.

When should you bring your teen to the OB-GYN?

Young girls should visit the OB-GYN even before they are sexually active, to check development and have the opportunity to ask questions about any concerns they may have. Learn when you should bring your teen to the OB-GYN in this article.

What is the teenage birthrate?

Teen birthrates are at a record low in the United States, although there is disagreement as to why. Learn about the teenage birthrate in this article.

10 Answers to Your Teen's Uncomfortable Questions

From the time they begin to talk, kids can ask some pretty difficult questions -- and as they get older, it doesn't get any easier. Here, a cheat sheet your teen's toughest questions.

10 Tips for Parents of Out-of-control Teens

Parents may feel helpless and hopeless when it comes to dealing with a troubled teenager in their family, and it's unlikely that there's a quick fix or a cure. But there are options.

10 Tips for Talking to Teens About Sex -- Without Embarrassing Them

Pretty much everything you do embarrasses your teenage son or daughter, so how can you talk about sex and get him or her to listen? How can you provide comprehensive sex education while instilling your family's values?

Female Teen FAQs

Do you have questions about your first period, menstrual cycles, sexual activity and more? Take look at commonly asked female teen questions to get informed.

7 Helpful Facts For Teen Girls

If you are looking for helpful information for teens, then take a look at these insightful facts that we have gathered for you about teens.

6 Lifestyle Tips for Parents of Teenage Girls

The teenage years for a boy and girl can be a roller coaster of emotions. Get teenage lifestyle tips for everything from depression to exercising in this article.

Puberty: An Overview for Teens

Your body is changing; your moods may be unpredictable and sometimes even unexplainable. Don't worry. These changes during your teen years are normal. See what to expect.

Teens and Substance Abuse

Many people first try alcohol or drugs during their teenage years. Learn more about how early exposure to alcohol can lead to more serious problems later in life.

Annual Checkups and Pelvic Exams for Teens

Before the onset of puberty, all pre-teen girls should have a physical exam conducted. Learn more about why a wellness exam is important to pre-teen girls health.

Helping Sleep-deprived Teens

If your teen's performance in school is lagging, insufficient sleep is might be the cause. Check out the facts about sleep and its effect on your teens performance.