More than a year ago, a pair of Australian researchers published a paper in Scientific Reports to little fanfare. In it, they noted that a surprising number of young people were developing bone growths on the backs of their skulls. The researchers posited that this was due to the amount of time they spent looking down at screens.
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
The adolescent and college years are often regarded as periods of exploration -- when teens and young adults begin to make decisions on their own for the first time. Yet, strategies for exploration may change significantly during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. According to the research, co-authored by University of Arizona psychologist Robert Wilson and his collaborators at Harvard University and Weill Cornell Medical College, young adults are more likely to engage in "directed exploration," or exploration driven by information seeking, than teenagers are.
It can often seem like teenagers are using technology and the internet for a large part of the day. This page can help you to find out more about how your child uses technology, whether they are using it responsibly, and when there might be a problem with how they are spending their time online. Understanding teenagers and technology can seem a little overwhelming.
One minute your little angel, the next, devil in disguise? Your volatile young teen isn't unique in that. If you're the parent of a young teen with intense mood swings, researchers have good news.
We offer a flexible interdisciplinary system of care that focuses on making sure teens and young adults are receiving the right services to best address their unique needs and to help them and their families succeed in school environments and adult life after school ends. Our clients have access to hands-on therapy from behaviour consultants, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, clinical counsellors, and behavioural interventionists. Our services do not require a diagnosis and will never end due to your child reaching a certain age.
No matter what age you are, sitting down with a great coming-of-age story is a pure delight. Some of the most iconic books of all time were written with teens in mind, so here are some to consider for gifts. Or, you know, you can just read them yourself.
Back pain and stiffness are most often caused by a pulled muscle, a strained ligament, or bruising. Symptoms of back pain usually disappear within a week without special treatment. Although regular exercise is beneficial for all children, intensive training may lead to overuse injuries with back pain in some young athletes.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. The UK department of health recommends that young people aged five to 18 should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. But not enough teenagers actually do.