Blogs


28
Jan 2016
What Do Teen Girls Struggle With the Most?

The thrill of getting a driver’s license, maybe becoming a cheerleader, going to prom and the ecstasy of falling in love for the first time can paint an unrealistically positive image of what a teenage girl deals with on a day-to-day basis. In reality, a teen girl may feel as if she’s walking a tightrope as she feels pressure to be perfect while striving to improve what can be shaky self-esteem. Appearance/Weight Concerns Looking as good as possible is the primary focus of the typical teen girl, notes Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD, director......

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25
Feb 2014
10 Inspiring Young Girls Doing Amazing Things

This is the time of year we reflect on the many things we are thankful for. This year I am thankful for the amazing young women I read about every day who are doing their small part to make the world a better place. Take a look at the list below for your own dose of inspiration. 1. Fighting for Girls Education When you think about inspiring young women there is one that stands out from this year – Malala Yousufzai. The 14-year-old was shot and wounded by the Taliban in Pakistan while returning......

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25
Feb 2014
Why Does Peer Pressure Influence Teens To Try Drugs?

During NIDA’s most recent Drug Facts Chat Day,“Kid” from Totino-Grace High School in Minnesota, asked: “Why is peer pressure such a huge factor in teens’ temptations drugs and alcohol?” Peer pressure and the brain Peer pressure can influence teens’ choices about a lot of things. New research shows that, when making a decision, teens think about both the risks and rewards of their actions and behaviors—but, unlike adults, teens are more likely to ignore the risk in favor of the reward. In a NIDA-funded study, teens driving with their friends in......

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25
Feb 2014

The Whole World Online – The problem of teen cell phone addiction nowadays Every day of our modern lives brings change, as well as technical progress. Some 20 years ago the majority of people wouldn’t understand the term “internet addiction.” Today it is a part of our reality. With the development of technologies and a wide variety of the latest mobile devices available in stores, the new form of obsession appears within a recent decade. It is a mobile phone addiction, and its symptoms can be found among people almost in any......

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