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Give your teen the freedom to fly, fail, get up and try again!

Difficult Conversations: "The boy was missing home, specifically his room and the huge bed that fits his six feet two inches frame. He whispered, 'I miss home'. I wanted to pack the home and take it to him in a blink. Instead, I let him speak, grumble and complain."

Back pain linked to risky behaviours in teenagers says study

The teenagers who complain about regular back pain are more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and report problems like anxiety and depression as per the study. It may also increase the risk of substance abuse and mental health problems in later life.


Teenagers in high-risk environments may turn violent later

Aspects such as whether the person grew up in an at-risk area, namely if he or she was living in a big city or had migrated, experienced forms of physical or sexual abuse, etc are important for consideration.

Teens hung on gadgets suffer from headaches

Use of electronic gadgets,computers,video games are triggering acute headaches among teenagers.

Binge drinking may alter brain activity in teenagers

Researchers examining electrical activity in various brain regions in college students found that binge drinkers had altered brain activity at rest. These changes might indicate a decreased ability to respond to external stimuli and potential difficulties in information processing capacity.

Most antidepressants fail to treat children, teenagers

Major depressive disorder is common in children and adolescents, affecting around 3 per cent of children aged 6 to 12 years and about 6 per cent of teenagers aged 13 to 18 years.


There's a strong link between teenagers drinking and their mother's behaviour

Improving our understanding of the factors that influence drinking is important as it has implications for the development of policies and interventions aimed at reducing 'risky' behaviours.

'Not recycling' more immoral that watching porn for teenagers: Study

In the study, a majority of teens considered 'not recycling' to be more immoral than any of the actions related to porn use.

Here's why teenagers are less risky when elderly are around

Being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease the teenagers' propensity to engage in risky behaviour.

Circumcision advised for teenage boys

According to a report, teenage boys should be advised to have the surgery to reduce risk of contracting HIV.