But what if Mommy says no?
February 15, 2012 The stricter the parents when it comes to teenage drinking, the less likely a teen is to succumb to an impulse to imbibe, Dutch researchers have found.
January 3, 2012 Arguments between teens and parents can be a critical training ground for teens to learn how to resist negative peer pressure, research suggests. The best thing parents can do to help their teenager argue more effectively? Listen.
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They're probably just texting their moms.
December 5, 2011 Teens aren't the rampant texters that we've been led to believe. In fact, they're pretty darned modest. That's the news from a survey of middle and high schoolers. Just 1 percent of teenagers said they had created or appeared in sexually explicit videos or photos that were shared.
With a little help and guidance, epileptic teens can have most of the same experiences as their peers, including learning to drive.
November 29, 2011 Though epilepsy is a serious condition, it can be managed. Parents of teens with epilepsy share tips for helping their children lead full, independent lives.
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In the Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program, kids learn that some foods, like cookies, cupcakes and soda, are "red lights" and shouldn't be eaten frequently.
November 28, 2011 A Northern California program offers a model for how parents can work with their kids to lose weight and keep it off. The approach is remarkably straight forward — and successful.
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Kids who can't resist temptation early on may have trouble with it throughout their lives.
September 27, 2011 Researcher BJ Casey and her colleagues followed up with adults who as children participated in the marshmallow experiment, a test of risk and gratification. Those who couldn't resist temptation then mostly can't now, either.
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Trevor Reese, 13, gets his diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis booster shot from pediatric nurse practitioner Jenny Lu in Tustin, Calif., in August.
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September 19, 2011 The HPV vaccine has been attracting all the controversy lately, but dozens of states mandate that teens and preteens get other vaccines. California is in the midst of getting 3 million children immunized for whooping cough in an effort to stop an outbreak there.
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Richard Meehan, 16, with his car at his home in Shelton, Conn in 2008. Researchers say tougher licensing laws have led to fewer fatal car crashes involving 16-year-old drivers.
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September 14, 2011 Tougher licensing laws may explain the findings of a study that analyzed more than 130,000 fatal teen crashes over 22 years. Experts note that teens who wait until they are 18 can get their license without jumping through as many hoops — or facing as many restrictions.
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June 10, 2010 Teen Sailor Missing In Indian Ocean.
April 28, 2010 A new ad for Internet monitoring software from Spector Pro is the scariest thing we've ever seen.
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