Health Supplements You Should Avoid

Health Supplements You Should Avoid

Health supplements have become popular nowadays. They have become the alternative means to keep fit and stay healthy. But since most supplements are not being regulated by the FDA or other government regulating bodies, there are some questions regarding their safety as well as their effectivity. But that has not stopped many people from continuing […]

Study: Teen Vapers Have Greater Chance Of Taking Up Smoking

Study: Teen Vapers Have Greater Chance Of Taking Up Smoking

E-cigarettes have been known to be a popular alternative to smoking. Initially designed as an aid to help tobacco addicts wean off from smoking, vaping, as it is now more commonly called has become a recreational alternative for many teens today. While it may be seen to be a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, a […]

Texting Safety For Teens

Texting Safety For Teens

Text messaging has become a popular habit among teenagers today. They use it as a primary means of communication with friends. Many teens are texting as a habit that they almost do it all of the time. Many teens text while walking, while hanging out with friends or even while doing some important activity or […]

Teen Issues: Protecting Online Identity

Teen Issues: Protecting Online Identity

Teenagers are always going online all the time. They maintain accounts on online social networks that allow them to interact with friends and other people. In other words, they have created an online identity that people get to know on the Web. Every time teenagers register an email or to an online social network, they […]

Benefits of Video Games

Benefits of Video Games

For most people, video games mean either violent or nonsensical games that are negative influence on kids.However, according to a research (discussed at last year’s Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association) certain types of video games can have positive effects on game players such as improving dexterity and problem solving abilities. These attributes, according to the research, “have proven useful not only to students but to surgeons” as well. Fran C. Blumberg, PhD, a Fordham…

Net Generation Comes of Age

Net Generation Comes of Age

NetGen kids and concerned parentsParents are puzzled and more than a little worried about their kids’ preoccupation with the virtual world.Larry Rosen, PhD, a technology researcher and professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills says “You might peek into your kid’s room, and your kid is on MySpace and they’re talking on the phone and they’re texting and IMing and there’s music coming from the iPod-basically, you’re seeing kids who are so technologically adept that par…

Improving Communication with Your Teenagers

Improving Communication with Your Teenagers

Communication is very important in a parent-child relationship. It strengthens the bond between them, while letting each other know any issue and problem they might have. Communicating with your children is especially crucial if they are in their teenage years. As we know, this is a very challenging phase in life. So what should you do, as a parent, to improve communication between you and your teenage children?Always be there for your teensKnow when your teens are most likely to talk and availa…

Self Esteem for Teens

Self Esteem for Teens

Lizzie has trouble concentrating on her studies. She is thinking she may not do well on her test, just as she may not be able to pass the tryouts for the women’s basketball team. With her skinny frame, she believes she cannot make it. What is troubling Lizzie has something to do with self-image or the way she perceives herself. This self-image or our perception of ourselves is one of the contributing factors to self-esteem.What is self-esteem?Self-esteem is all about our own self-worth. It shows…

How to Deploy The Power of The Teen Brain

How to Deploy The Power of The Teen Brain

Most teenagers today think that what they are being taught in high school is useless. Mostly because they discern from their parents that the stuff they learn in high school is not being utilized or applied in “real life” (meaning work and life in general). Better career opportunities True, when you finally land a job at some big time corporation, nobody is going to ask you “when did Alexander the Great invade Persia?” But before you land that job, you have to have fairly decent grades in high s…

Bulimia in Teenagers

Bulimia in Teenagers

Bulimia is a common eating disorder affecting many teenagers. Medically known as bulimia nervosa, this eating disorder is characterized by a teen’s preoccupation with body weight and shape. This problem usually more commonly affects teenage girls than by teenage boys. With this eating disorder, a teenager may engage in go through bouts of binging and purging. With bulimia, teens may eat a large amount of food and then would try to get rid of the extra calories through self-induced vomiting or th…