On Parenting: teens


Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Sleep, the long and short of it

New research is revealing just how important sleep is for our brains.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 11/20/2012

New fears over teen online activity

A new survey shows that parents are worried about more than stranger danger when it comes to teen online activity.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:14 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens, Electronic Media

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Making teen driving less risky

Risky teen driving habits are getting attention during National Teen Driver Safety Week.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 09/25/2012

NYC schools give out ‘morning-after pills’

A new New York City effort to prevent teen pregnancy is pushing the boundaries on teens and contraceptives.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Teen binge drinking: Are the culprits pressure and parents?

An investigation into teen binge drinking in Montgomery County in Bethesda Magazine raises questions about what — and who — is to blame.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Summer freedom leads to teen drug experimentation

A new study shows that first-time drug use for teens spikes in the summer. What can a parent do to manage the need for freedom with the need for supervision?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Medicate a child? A former teen patient’s perspective

A former medicated teen explores the pros and cons of prescribing mood-altering drugs to the young.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare, Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Family downtime trumps family vacations

Staying close to home for the summer has its benefits.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Family dinners: How satisfying are they, really?

While many of us are still digesting barbecue from Wednesday, it might be a good time to re-examine the worth of family meals.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Adam Sandler’s ‘That’s My Boy’ protested by child advocates

Adam Sandler’s new movie opened this weekend to terrible reviews and the worst came not from critics, but from a group of child advocates.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Teens, Child Abuse

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Momspeak: The perils of teen driving, and letting go

In her Momspeak column, Tracy Grant explains how she slowly moved toward acceptance of her teenage son having his driver’s license.

By Tracy Grant  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Teens, Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012

College graduates returning home: can it be good for all?

Experts say that many parents enjoy the company of their adult children who have returned home, and can use their kids to stave off the effects of old age.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Prom becoming out of control: Report says parents plan to spend, on average, $1,078 each on the event

The annual dance is now equated less with wholesomeness and more with the obscene.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Student loan debt, preventing a crushing family burden

Sally Koslow, author of “Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest,” says possible debt and majors should be discussed

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Texting-while-driving: Teens do because we do

Many teens have some pretty terrible role models, as parents, too, are becoming increasingly distracted behind the wheel.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Electronic Media, Teens

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 03/22/2012

‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Bully’ create dilemma for parents

Both movies have value to young adult audiences but the films can also be considered inappropriate.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:14 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/20/2012

The teen brain: Is it ready for adult accountability? Adult punishment?

Several prominent child advocates have pointed to recent evidence in neuroscience to argue that teenagers should not be considered slighter versions of adults — not in prison, or anywhere else.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Technology’s benefits for teens vs. YouTube fights, cyber-harassment, webcam spying

A new survey by the Pew Research Center and Elon University says the Web-savvy teens of tomorrow will both benefit and struggle because of their connectiviity.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:58 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Teens

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/01/2012

High school shootings: Should we focus on gun ownership or gun safety?

The tangled story of T.J. Lane may have less to do with the rights of gun ownership and more to do with gun safety. Especially, when that gun is in a home where a child or teen lives.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Montgomery County teen fight video: The real online danger to kids

For years, many of us have concentrated on protecting kids from predators, bullies and harassers online. We may have forgotten that kids also need cyber protection from themselves.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Underage drinking: When parents don’t agree with the law

Quite a few parents disagree with laws regarding kids and alcohol and privately circumvent them.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ethics, Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Vassar un-accepts students and parents overreact

Not being accepted at one of the most prestigious schools in the country is not the end of the world.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mental Health, Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Is a ‘good-enough’ college the best college?

A Fairfax psychotherapist makes a plea that parents relax their collegiate standards.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college applications, teens and stress

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Plan B: Do you want your kids to have unfettered access to emergency contraception?

Do you want your kids to have unfettered access to emergency contraception?

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Plan B, emergency contraception, teens and sex

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Teens, parents and social media: To friend or not to friend

Social media has become an extension of the school hallway for the vast majority of American students.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  05:27 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  teens and social media, children and then internet, parents and electronic monitoring

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Social media, teens, parents and whether to ‘friend’

New Pew study says parents play a vital role in decisions teens make about technology.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids and facebook, teens and social media, parental monitors

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Condom use among adolescents has increased, survey shows

A federal survey shows since 2002 there was a 9 percentage point increase in the proportion of male teenagers who used a condom during their first sexual encounter.

By On Parenting  |  01:17 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sex, Teens, Contraception

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Children and fear: What neuroscience is teaching us

Daniel Pine, a National Institute of Mental Health researcher, will be one of the experts at “The science of fear: Is it all in your head?” The public event takes place Wednesday at the Koshland Science Museum.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Children and fear, teens and anxiety neuroscience and fear