Archive for 'Development'

Teens, Friends & School

Teens, Friends & School

The positive side of peer pressure. Teens, Friends and School So often we hear about the downside of peer pressure such as teens succumbing to bad behavior when they get mixed up with the wrong crowd.  [...]

Teen Boys Should Avoid Taking Protein Supplements

Teen Boys Should Avoid Taking Protein Supplements

A new study has found that 38% of US boys in middle and high school use protein supplements, and 6% admit to trying steroids in the hopes of building muscle mass. While the dangers of steroids [...]

When Your Teens Friends Are a Bad Influence

When Your Teens Friends Are a Bad Influence

Are you concerned about your teen’s friends? You may be wondering if the time has come to speak up and express your concerns. Teens & Bad Friends If your teen is getting into a little trouble, [...]

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’ve probably caught yourself lamenting over the fact that you never seem to see your child anymore…not because she’s out with friends, but because she’s spending time alone. Teens [...]

Keeping Adolescents Safe During the Teen Years

Keeping Adolescents Safe During the Teen Years

When we think of safety and children, young children come to mind. But teens also face dangers as they become increasingly independent. Keeping our kids safe during the teen years is an important issue. This is [...]

The Developing Brain

The Developing Brain

 A look at when your child’s brain is fully developed. Brain and Development Science is learning more and more about human brain development. One thing that’s become clear is that brains continue to develop until at [...]

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Teenagers who are happy and positive during adolescence are found to have better general health as adults and are less likely to take part in risky behaviours, according to a recent study published in the July [...]

Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered

Written especially for parents, this accessible, state-of-the-science guide provides crucial knowledge and tools for supporting school-age kids who lack or lag behind in executive skills–the core, brain-based habits of mind required to “execute” tasks like getting [...]

Preparing Teens for College and University

Preparing Teens for College and University

Is your teen planning on attending college or university?  Here’s how to help them prepare for their higher education. College Preparation Preparing a teen for college or university requires more than just a good grade point [...]

Brain Development

Brain Development

A look at how our children’s brains and thinking change as they grow. Child Brain – Adult Brain If you’re the parent of a teen, then you’ve probably noticed how much your teen questions why things [...]