Category: Teen Health

Is your teenager in an abusive relationship? Here are the warning signs

Is your teenager in an abusive relationship? Here are the warning signs

Violence can happen in teenage relationships, so make sure you know the signs and can help your child. Abuse in relationships – including those between teenagers – can happen to men and boys, but it’s much more likely to happen to women and girls. It also happens in same-sex relationships. Different types of abuse Physical...

How to Recognize Verbal Abuse and Bullying

How to Recognize Verbal Abuse and Bullying

Most people assume that if they were being verbally abused they would know about it. After all, verbal abuse often involves yelling, put-downs, name-calling, and belittling behaviors. But there is so much more to verbal abuse than people realize. In fact, some people are verbally abused on a regular basis without even recognizing that it’s...

Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

Sexting (or “sex texting”) is sending or getting sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages, or videos on a smartphone or through the Internet. Sexting includes sending: nude or nearly nude photos or selfies videos that show nudity, sex acts, or simulated sex text messages that propose sex or refer to sex acts Why Do Teens...

Study: Kids Under This Age May Carry 100 Times More COVID Than Adults

Study: Kids Under This Age May Carry 100 Times More COVID Than Adults

Back-to-school season is nearly upon us, but instead of celebrating a soon-to-be quiet home or buying school supplies, many parents are instead panicking about whether or not their kids will be in the classroom and safe from coronavirus. And, of course, if they are back at school, there’s the question of whether or not they’ll...

Should Teens Wait to Date?

Should Teens Wait to Date?

Think of high school romance: Images come to mind of the school dance, with lucky couples clinging to one another — and having all the fun — on the dance floor. Dejected singletons sit it out on the sidelines, feeling sorry for themselves. Right? The reality of teen dating may be very different, according to a recent study...

Facts About COVID-19 And The Proper Guidelines To Reopen Schools Safely

Facts About COVID-19 And The Proper Guidelines To Reopen Schools Safely

What is COVID-19?  COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’ The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and...

How likely is it for a child to become sick with COVID-19?

How likely is it for a child to become sick with COVID-19?

Children of all ages can become ill with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But most kids who are infected typically don’t become as sick as adults and some might not show any symptoms at all. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 in babies and children, why children might be affected differently by COVID-19, and what you can...

How to Raise Happy Kids for Success in Life

How to Raise Happy Kids for Success in Life

Giving your kids happy, healthy childhoods could set them up for success in life. But many parents wonder, how exactly do you raise happy kids in today’s world? Raising happy kids isn’t about giving them momentary pleasure or immediate gratification. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Happy kids have a skill set that allows them...

8 underwear mistakes that can hurt your health

8 underwear mistakes that can hurt your health

The type of underwear you choose plus your daily habits can have a big impact on your health “down there.” Mistake #1: Too-tight underwear Not only is too-tight underwear generally unflattering (hello, visible bulges and puckering), but it can also promote chafing of the skin and vaginal irritation, especially if you’re post-menopausal. “For women who...

Teaching Your Teen How to Use a Pad

Teaching Your Teen How to Use a Pad

It’s important for girls to understand the changes they can expect from puberty, including how to manage menstruation, before they begin puberty. Educating tween girls about pads and tampons before they need them helps them adjust more comfortably to the changes of puberty and remain confident during what can be a difficult phase of growing...

Should I talk to my kids about COVID-19?

Should I talk to my kids about COVID-19?

With extensive news coverage about the potentially deadly nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, children may develop fears about the risk to their own health and safety. Experts say parents should listen to their children’s fears and not dismiss them. Before talking to kids about what they may be seeing on the news or hear from...

42 Conversation Starters for Kids

42 Conversation Starters for Kids

As a parent, you’re likely to feel like you know your children like the back of your hand sometimes. You know the foods they refuse to eat, and those they gobble up. You know faces they make when they’re sad, and the exclamations they make when they’re ecstatic. In short, these are the beings that...

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