Ethan Hawke Doesn’t Give His Kids With Uma Thurman Love Advice

Ethan Hawke Doesn’t Give His Kids With Uma Thurman Love Advice

You can say to them not to lie, but if you lie, it doesn’t matter, and if you don’t lie, you don’t have to tell them.” He added: “Every time I try to offer my daughter advice, she says, ‘You think I don’t know that?

Sex Trafficking: Should Parents Be Worried?

Sex Trafficking: Should Parents Be Worried?

The Internet fuels sex trafficking by offering direct access to vulnerable youth who can be manipulated online and who eventually become sex slaves.

Learning Race At Home: Why Colorblindness Just Isn't Enough

Learning Race At Home: Why Colorblindness Just Isn't Enough

The need to answer youths’ questions meaningfully means that the colorblind approach is not the way forward for parents who wish to promote positive identity and race relations among youth in the U.S. As we see it, there are two key problems with the strategy of negating difference.

Rising Rates of College Mental Health Services Utilization

Rising Rates of College Mental Health Services Utilization

While there are limitations to the results reported – including a relatively low response rate to the survey (23-29% in recent years), a lack of quality measures of mental health treatment, a reliance on simple measures of stigma, and the absence of items regarding anxiety, substance abuse and PTSD – this is an impressive survey study.

The 7 best kids' helmets, according to a pediatrician

The 7 best kids' helmets, according to a pediatrician

To make it easier, here are seven helmets — for a range of ages and activities — that are designed to fit Dr. Quinlan's criteria: Best bike helmet for kids Giro Scamp Youth Bike Helmet, $55, Amazon TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy!

What’s Right about Youth Sports in America

What’s Right about Youth Sports in America

So, today I would like to talk about what’s right about youth sports in America in the hope that the positive tone of my article ensures that all those who are involved in youth sports can join hands, sing Kumbaya, and work as one to return youth sports to the children and to the many benefits it provides to young people.

Caffeine and Kids: An Update for Parents

Caffeine and Kids: An Update for Parents

Fortunately, a new review paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry helps bring us up to date with what is known and isn’t known about the effects of caffeine consumption on youth, based upon 90 different individual studies.

Funding Abstinence: The War on Sex Ed

Funding Abstinence: The War on Sex Ed

However, the criteria for future grants from the Department of Health and Human Services emphasizes “sex risk avoidance” and, unlike the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs, removes any reference to LGBTQ youth and their sexuality education needs.

Why Is Transgender Identity on the Rise Among Teens?

Why Is Transgender Identity on the Rise Among Teens?

Increased social acceptance of a previously stigmatized condition likely plays a role in this process, but other findings are clearly puzzling: Transgender identity is now reported among young natal females at rates that clearly exceed all known statistics to date.

Why Is Teen Transgenderism on the Rise?

Why Is Teen Transgenderism on the Rise?

Increased social acceptance of a previously stigmatized condition likely plays a role in this process, but other findings are clearly puzzling: Transgenderism is now reported among young natal females at rates that clearly exceed all known statistics to date.

Tech is Like Sex: Abstinence Isn’t the Answer

Tech is Like Sex: Abstinence Isn’t the Answer

Founder and president of Data and Society Research Institute danah boyd spent years working and talking with adolescents and found again and again that youth reported preferring to spend time together, but were increasingly isolated into a roster of sheltered activities and their homes by over-controlling parents wary of letting the young people in their charge explore the world on their own terms.

Should 16- and 17-Year-Olds Be Able to Vote?

Should 16- and 17-Year-Olds Be Able to Vote?

Indeed, classrooms that allow youth to cast “mock votes” have teens with higher civic knowledge and intentions to vote in the future (Meirick & Wackman, 2004), and research on Austrian youth shows that lowering the voting age to 16 increased youth political interest (Zeglovits & Zandonella, 2013).

Talking About Race and Ethnicity in Undocumented Families

Talking About Race and Ethnicity in Undocumented Families

Aiming to learn more about the ethnic-racial socialization of undocumented and documented Latinx immigrant parents, Fernanda drew on surveys and interviews to examine how these practices differed between the groups and their impact on adolescents’ mental health. Consequently, undocumented parents also taught their children to be wary of people from other ethnic-racial groups.