The Garbage King

Tim Golden | 26 March 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adolescence, boys, friendship, young adult

Teenage brains and peer pressure

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 February 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, brain, peer pressure
“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 | 21 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, depression, video games
The debate about the effects of video gaming on young minds continues, fed by new studies that find links with depression.


Jennifer Minicus | 27 December 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adolescence, boys, fantasy


Jennifer Minicus | 09 October 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adolescence, family, fantasy, girls

Most teens are not sexually active

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abstinence, adolescence, sexual behaviour
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.

Carrie’s War

Tim Golden | 15 September 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adolescence, friendship, historical fiction

The night life of the sleepy teenager

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, media, parenting, sleep
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.

Twilight moms and perpetual adolescence

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescence, films, Twilight
Why are grown women going gaga over a teenage vampire-themed romance?

Youth and same-sex attraction: a new resource for schools

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 April 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, gender, homosexuality, schools
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.

Adolescents in a pornified culture

Patrick F. Fagan | 15 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescence, pornography
By undermining marriage and family life, by assailing them on the internet, pornography is doing serious harm to young people.

Grow up, will you?

Barbara Kay | 16 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescence, hippies, maturity
Once upon a time, you were supposed to grow up. That was a long time ago. Now you can stay an adolescent forever.

You’re teaching my child what?

Miriam Grossman | 24 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescence, parenting, sex education
A psychatrist exposes the harm done to children in the name of sex education.

Parenting pathways

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, habits, parenting
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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