Tag "tween health"

Parenting is both amazing and challenging, all day every day. We parents of tweens and teens (I have a 12 year old daughter and feel all of your pain) have the added challenge of managing the fact that kids are › Continue Reading

It’s well-established that today’s children are more overweight than ever before. In fact, the rate of overweight kids has tripled since the 1980s and now 18% of kids ages 2-19 struggle with obesity. As health professionals, we’re looking at many › Continue Reading

While social media was meant to bring people together in a positive way, some social media apps have made headlines for causing harm as an outlet for cyberbullying and other user abuses. The most recent app causing concern for parents › Continue Reading

A teen girl meets a “teen boy” online. The two talk via social networks and texts. Then the teen girl accepts an invitation to meet in person without her parents’ knowledge of the plans and without a complete understanding of › Continue Reading

Our teens (and increasingly our tweens, typically ages 10 to 13) are spending more of their lives online and on their texting devices than ever before. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter make it uncannily easy for them to › Continue Reading