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By Nick Luxmoore on July 06, 2019 in Young People Up Close
Why do some young people struggle to make friends? Is it because they can't be real? Is it because they struggle with anger?
By Christopher Bergland on July 05, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research from Finland offers some fresh clues about how assembling an eclectic mix of role models during adolescence facilitates "identity construction" in life and sport.
By Mendi Baron on July 03, 2019 in On the Verge
With so many tragedies occurring in schools, having a discussion plan can go a long way toward helping your teen process the grief.
By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Around 7 percent of young people were identified as doing at least a high amount of caring, often for a mother or a sibling with a physical disability.
By Ty S. Schepis Ph.D. on July 01, 2019 in Adolescents, Young Adults and Substance Use
From 2017 to 2018, vaping jumped from one in six to over one in four high school seniors. It isn't just nicotine, the liquid could contain THC and other marijuana compounds.
By Virginia Thomas Ph.D. on July 01, 2019 in Solitude in a Social World
Science shows that moving toward solitude is a normal part of the adolescent journey.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on July 01, 2019 in Culture Conscious
A new study finds parents in the U.S. are more likely than parents in Norway and Sweden to report ADHD symptoms in their young children. Now researchers want to know why.
By Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D. on June 30, 2019 in Millennial Media
From a bicultural lens with an Asian American lead, to showing different cultural norms in relationships, this witty teen love story is a Netflix win.
By Adam Price Ph.D. on June 30, 2019 in The Unmotivated Teen
What does a pack of wolves have to teach us about raising boys?
By Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D. on June 29, 2019 in Deviced!
Summer is the perfect time to put our phones away and practice embodied living.
By Elise M. Howard M.A. on June 28, 2019 in A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Therapy
Worried that beginning your child's therapy will be the end of your family's privacy? Find out what your child's counselor can and can't share.
By Tim Elmore on June 27, 2019 in Artificial Maturity
A disproportionate number of students today have addictions, according to recent data. Here, steps parents can take that can complement professional help.
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on June 27, 2019 in In Excess
Most children and adolescents play videogames. But when does playing become a problem? Here's my handy guide for parents.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on June 27, 2019 in The Moment of Youth
Research sheds light on the positive effects of youth mentoring. But most teens don’t have mentors. How do they find them?
By Robert Klitzman M.D. on June 26, 2019 in Am I My Genes?
Digital "smart pills" reveal whether patients have taken them, which could help many who have trouble taking their meds, but raises ethical questions.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Managing to stay caringly and communicatively connected as adolescence redefines their relationship is what parent and teenager need to do
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on June 23, 2019 in Progress Notes
Cumulative bodies of research make clear our fundamental responsibilities in the course of nurturing our children's development.
By Jane Timmons-Mitchell Ph.D. on June 21, 2019 in Children Will Listen
Best summer activities? Outdoors, with adult guidance, and peers.
By Elise M. Howard M.A. on June 21, 2019 in A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Therapy
Changing your child’s counselor seems daunting, but the process can be surprisingly simple. If you see any of these red flags, it may be time to make the switch.
By Kelly-Ann Allen Ph.D. on June 20, 2019 in Sense of Belonging
The innate need to seek out meaningful social connections and bonds with others is an enduring and persistent human characteristic throughout life.
By Laura Choate Ed.D., LPC on June 19, 2019 in Girls, Women, and Wellness
Does parenting a middle-schooler sometimes feel like a stab to the heart? A few strategies for helping parents cope.
By Elise M. Howard M.A. on June 18, 2019 in A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Therapy
You've heard of resident doctors, but an intern counselor? Here are some disadvantages to consider if your child's therapist is a student, too.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on June 18, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
For people with borderline personality disorder, the challenges of adult life can be overwhelming. New research shows how their symptoms fluctuate over adulthood’s course.
By James A. Powell Psy.D. on June 18, 2019 in You've Had a Baby—Now What?
Are the arguments with your adolescent wearing you down? There are successful ways to respond to them if you first understand what is going on.
By Richa Bhatia M.D. on June 18, 2019 in Healthier Minds, Happier World
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