Teenagers


Getting teens to obey (the right people)
Mary Cooney | Jun 1 2016 | comment  
Accepting authority is virtuous, but not all authorities are equal.

18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out.
Tamara El-Rahi | Jul 14 2014 | comment  
So there are normal young people out there who still consider sex a special thing!

Teens prefer internet to drinking
Tamara El-Rahi | Apr 16 2014 | comment  
Which is worse for teens - drinking or excessive internet use?

Is it wrong to tell your daughter that she’s gained weight?
Tamara El-Rahi | Mar 7 2014 | comment  
Weight, body image, social values and parenting.

Common teen behaviours linked to depression
Tamara El-Rahi | Feb 21 2014 | comment  
What we thought was normal might actually be risky.

Growth in sexual violence among young people
Nicole M. King | Oct 16 2013 | comment  
1 in 10 young people admit to having perpetrated sexual violence.

Chris Lane dead because boys were bored
Tamara El-Rahi | Aug 22 2013 | comment  
What kind of society produces people who kill for entertainment?

Mostly good news about NZ youth
Tamara El-Rahi | Aug 5 2013 | comment  
NZ youth are now less keen on smoking, drinking, violence and more.

The teenage selfie: harmless or harmful?
Tamara El-Rahi | Jul 17 2013 | comment  
The culture of the selfie could be fuelling one big sexual competition.

A timeless message to teens: mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook…
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 20 2012 | comment  
Some messages take a long time to catch on -- or perhaps they are things that need to be said at regular intervals, forever. Answers, for example, to the complaint, ā€œIā€™m bored.ā€

An app for keeping an eye on your teen driver?
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 17 2012 | comment  
A mobile phone device being developed allows parents to to monitor the cell phone use of their teens while driving. What do you think, parents?

Obesity researchers find teens “frustrating”. How surprising.
Mariette Ulrich | May 30 2012 | comment  
An intensive obesity-prevention program for Australian girls didn't lead to any improvements in their diet, physical activity or body weight a year later.

The American family: torn by a culture of rejection
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 13 2011 | comment  
We hear a lot about family breakdown but not much that throws light on its true extent, or on the causes. A new study remedies that by describing the parental relationship in terms of either “belonging” or “rejection”.

Parents challenged by cyberbullying
Carolyn Moynihan | Dec 8 2010 | comment  
Cyberbullying. The New York Times has a whole series of long articles about it. Evidently it is a problem we can’t ignore.

Dad, where r u?
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 18 2010 | comment  
Teens who are constantly texting are much more likely to have experimented with sex, alcohol and drugs than those who don’t send as many messages, a US study shows, And all this “risky behaviour” is linked with -- you guessed it -- slack parents.

The real magic of family dinners
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 28 2010 | comment  
Monday was CASA Family Dinner Day in the United States and a report from the research centre confirms the important role of family dinners in keeping teenagers connected to their parents and free of substance abuse.

Teens and porn: a feminist’s worries
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 19 2010 | comment  
A British feminist is sounding the alarm about the effects on teenagers of easy access to pornography, saying that a skewed view of sex is becoming the norm in society and the idea of intimacy is dying.

Families gather around TV to do their own thing
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 6 2009 | comment  
Electronic media, once a force for togetherness as whole families gathered around the radio or television, are now pulling families apart, according to a report from the UK’s communication’s regulator, Ofcom.
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