Items Tagged ‘teenager’

How childhood friendships boost social, emotional development

August 28, 2018

How childhood friendships boost social, emotional development

By Health Tips for Parents Health Tips for Parents

Making and maintaining friendships are critical to a child’s social and emotional development. Developing healthy friendships early on can help children maintain positive influences and friendships throughout their lives. Forming friendships. “A friendship is a mutual relationship formed with affection and commitment between people who consider themselves as equals,” according to Fred Frankel, PhD, director […]

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Tags: Babies And Children, friendship, lifestyle, technology, teenager, teens, Togetherness


Healthy social media use for children and teens

August 1, 2018

Healthy social media use for children and teens

By Health Tips for Parents Health Tips for Parents

Recent research shows that children between the ages of 8 and 12 spend an average of six hours a day on social media, while teens can spend upwards of nine hours a day on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media platforms. Social media plays an important role in the individual and social development of […]

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Tags: adolescence, cyberbullying, screen time, social media, teasing, teenager, Wireless Technology, Youth Culture


UCLA doctor diagnoses teen's complex disorder, restoring her vision, ability to enjoy life

July 5, 2018

UCLA doctor diagnoses teen’s complex disorder, restoring her vision, ability to enjoy life

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In Wilson’s case, the disorder revealed itself in […]

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Tags: adolescent medicine, blindness, brain, Chiari malformation, Ehler-Danlos Dyndrome, joint pain, neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatrics, teenager, vision loss