Items Tagged ‘teens’

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


Guiding teens through questions about gender identity

July 31, 2017

Guiding teens through questions about gender identity

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

How can parents support a child who may be transgender or gender-nonconforming? Research shows that LGTBQ youth have higher rates of depression, substance abuse and suicide attempts; so if you suspect your child may be thinking about these issues, you probably want to help – or at least not make life more difficult. The good […]

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Tags: adolescent mental health, gender, LGTBQ, parenting, teens, transgender issues


Cyberbullying: Don’t feed the trolls!   

May 4, 2017

Cyberbullying: Don’t feed the trolls!  

By Mark Wheeler Mark Wheeler

  A recent story on National Public Radio cited an academic study that suggested many teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing more serious depression than boys. And while the usual stressors for teens no doubt still apply—academics, hormones, parents—another increasing reason may be their obsession with social media.  And social media sites such as […]

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Tags: autism, Bully, cyberbullying, parents, psychiatry/psychology, teens


Dollars and sense: Teaching your children to be money savvy

December 20, 2016

Dollars and sense: Teaching your children to be money savvy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Between holiday gift-giving and seasonal travel expenses, a lot of us have money on our minds this time of year. That makes it a great time to start talking finances with your children. Smart money management is a skill that will help your children throughout their lives, and can even improve their health. Annual surveys […]

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Tags: allowance, children, children and money, chronic stress, finances, financial behavior, financial stress, heart disease, holiday gift-giving, holiday travel, holidays, immune system


Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

July 20, 2016

Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO is a smartphone game that blends the […]

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Tags: Anxiety, children, children and exercise, childrens health, depression, Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon, healthy living, mobile apps, physical activity, Pokémon GO, screen time, teens


Is your teen’s smartphone literally a pain in the neck?

June 3, 2016

Is your teen’s smartphone literally a pain in the neck?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Today’s teens love their smartphones. Many parents, tired of competing for attention with the ever-present devices, would say cell phones are a pain in the neck. Turns out, those parents might be right. Doctors who specialize in spine disorders report that more patients are complaining of a phenomenon sometimes referred to as “text neck” — […]

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Tags: cell phones, Dr. Langston T. Holly, ergonomic guidelines, smartphones, teens, text messages, text neck, texting, UCLA Spine Center