Teenagers


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Magazines aimed at young men, often featuring pictures of scantily-clad women and light articles about sex and sexual encounters, are contributing to irresponsible behaviour and the breakdown of family and society, according to the Shadow Education Secretary, Michael Gove. Suggesting that they simply offer “instant-hit hedonism” during a speech on […]

Lads mags contribute to irresponsible behaviour and family breakdown, says ...


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According to a recent survey from BroadbandChoices.co.uk, five out of six parents rely on verbal agreements to ensure their children use the Internet safely. That’s despite almost half of children using chatrooms (which, it has to be said, are not filled with paedophiles, but can still be dangerous if users […]

Parents failing to monitor children’s Internet usage, report finds




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The British Government has announced plans to tackle the increasing problem of underage drinking, and is planning to prosecute parents who allow their children to drink in public. If proposals became law, anyone under the age of 18 “regularly” found with alcohol on their possession could face getting an ASBO […]

UK Government to crack down on underage drinking, targeting parents, ...



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A recent study has discovered the most important topics that parents would like their doctor to talk to their teenage children about during routine check-ups. While there were differences between different ethnic groups and genders, these were the top ten most popular subjects overall: Diet/nutrition Exercise/sports Physical changes of puberty […]

Top 10 health topics parents wish their doctor would discuss ...



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Yet again, more research which shows the benefits of families eating together. Teens who frequently (five or more times per week) eat together with the rest of their family are less likely to use extreme methods – such as binge eating and self-induced vomiting – to control their weight five […]

Girls who eat with their families less likely to do ...



I’ve written before about the importance of families eating together whenever they can. It can bond the family together, aid communication, and could help teens avoid social problems, amongst many other benefits. The Kroger Company has partnered with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse to encourage families to […]

September 24: Family Day – A Day To Eat Together ...



The Californian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists has put together a list of six things parents can do to help with the burden of peer pressure: Talk about drinking, drugs, and other harmful behaviour, maintaining open communication and understanding your children’s opinions. Talk about your children’s concerns and pressures. […]

Back to school tips for helping your child manage peer ...