Adolescence


‘No nudity, bullying, alcohol, drugs…’
Karee Santos | Sep 2 2015 | comment  
And my daughter is only entering high school.

25 is the new 18
Tamara El-Rahi | Sep 27 2013 | comment  
Adolescence is now extending well into our twenties.

Time with dad good for self-esteem
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 4 2012 | comment  
The more time kids spent alone with their fathers, the higher their self-esteem, a study has found.

Changing the way teens think
William West | Feb 3 2012 | comment  
Teenagers are at odds with the real world because they spend too much time being schooled in abstract knowledge and very little time getting involved in the everyday realities, says an American psychologist.

More US teenagers are delaying sex
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 3 2011 | comment  
It's official -- figures from the US Centres for Disease Control last month confirm a 20-year drop.

Should teens be taught how to break up nicely?
Mariette Ulrich | Aug 12 2011 | comment  
I’m inclined to think they should first be taught basic table manners, and how to say “Please” and “Thank You” with consistency, but that would make me seem hopelessly old-fashioned.

Teens keep religious identity through high school
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 5 2011 | comment  
Teenagers retain their religious identity even while they drop out of religious activities, a study of high-school students in Los Angeles has found.

Divorce linked with early sex
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 22 2011 | comment  
Despite all the experts who scoff at teaching adolescents to “wait” for sex, many do. Now a study (based on data from the same survey) shows how important that is in later life.

Teenage brains and peer pressure
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 7 2011 | comment  
“Why do otherwise good kids seem to make bad decisions when they are with their friends?” This opening question of a piece on the New York Times Well blog might have you thinking: How often would really good kids find themselves in that situation?

Do video games cause depression in teens?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 21 2011 | comment  
The debate about the effects of video gaming on young minds continues, fed by new studies that find links with depression.

Most teens are not sexually active
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 6 2010 | comment  
I was inclined not to read a press release about new research on the sexual behaviour of Americans until my eye fell on the word “adolescents” and then “abstaining”, so I skipped to that part.

The night life of the sleepy teenager
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 28 2010 | comment  
What is to be done about the teenagers? They are squandering sleeping time on electronic gadgets to the point where family life, studies and even health are compromised. And many parents either don’t see the problem or feel powerless to intervene.

Youth and same-sex attraction: a new resource for schools
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 9 2010 | comment  
A group of American paediatricians concerned about policies that encourage teenagers to think positively about same-sex attraction has set up a website providing factual information and sent a letter to the superintendents of all public schools in the United States.

Parenting pathways
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 2 2009 | comment  
If your parents were negative and harsh with you growing up, that’s the way you will be with your kids. And if they were positive and affectionate, well, lucky for your kids. That’s the assumption behind a popular theory of parenting, but researchers who have done long-term studies say it’s wrong.
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