6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Anger

Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a basic human emotion like any other. Here’s how to help children cope.

#anger-emotion, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

In Warsaw Park, Ukraine’s Teen Refugees Hang Out and Hang On

Some fled to Poland’s capital alone. All feel deeply uneasy about the future. For the young Ukrainians packing into Poland’s capital, a park offers a place where they can try to cope, together.

#parenting, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #ukraine, #warsaw-poland

F.D.A. Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

The agency ruled against the company’s application to stay on the market, a decisive blow to a once-popular vaping brand that appealed to teenagers.

#altria-group-inc, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #medicine-and-health, #nicotine, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Teens Are Getting Sick From Products With High THC Levels

With THC levels close to 100 percent, today’s cannabis products are making some teenagers highly dependent and dangerously ill.

#addiction-psychology, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #marijuana, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence

FINA Restricts Transgender Women From Competing at Elite Level

The international swimming federation said transgender women who had experienced male puberty could not compete in women’s events.

#fina, #swimming, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Medical Frontier

Doctors who provide gender-affirming care are split on how to evaluate teens.

#internal-storyline-no, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

The Battle Over Gender Therapy

More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.

#discrimination, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Report Reveals Sharp Rise in Transgender Young People in the U.S.

New estimates based on C.D.C. health surveys point to a stark generational shift in the growth of the transgender population of the United States.

#gender, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Outcry Over High School Clinic Exposes Deep Divisions on Mental Health

American teenagers are reporting severe levels of anxiety and depression. But when Connecticut moved to expand mental health services in schools, it ran into fierce opposition in one town.

#anxiety-and-stress, #connecticut, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #killingly-conn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-boards, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

Don’t Referee Every Schoolyard Conflict. Help Kids Learn to Solve Them on Their Own.

When parents interfere too much, children miss out on building an essential life skill.

#bullies, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #hershovitz-scott, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lord-of-the-flies-book, #parenting, #playgrounds, #teenagers-and-adolescence

How to Reach the Next Generation of American Gun Owners

What if we could make firearms less cool, less acceptable, less a part of the supposedly “American way of life”?

#advertising-and-marketing, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Puberty Starts Earlier Than It Used To. No One Knows Why.

Some girls are starting to develop breasts as early as age 6 or 7. Researchers are studying the role of obesity, chemicals and stress.

#breasts, #children-and-childhood, #herman-giddens-marcia-e, #obesity, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-science

Top Texas Court Allows Abuse Inquiries of Parents of Transgender Children

But the court said Gov. Greg Abbott did not have the authority to order such investigations, acknowledging they could cause “irreparable harm.”

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #american-civil-liberties-union, #athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #paxton-ken, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services, #transgender-and-transsexuals

California Can’t Keep Semiautomatic Guns From Young Adults, Court Rules

A panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected a judge’s argument that those under 21 were historically “believed unfit” for “responsible firearm possession and use.”

#appeals-courts-us, #bonta-rob-1972, #california, #constitution-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #firearms, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #teenagers-and-adolescence

On the Phone, Alone

We look at the mental health crisis facing adolescents — and the role of digital technology.

#children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #internal-storyline-no, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night.

With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #aurora-colo, #boston-childrens-hospital, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Few Transgender Children Change Their Minds After 5 Years, Study Finds

But the study, which began in 2013, may not fully reflect what’s happening today, when many more children are identifying as trans.

#children-and-childhood, #mental-health-and-disorders, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-science

The Rise in Young People Identifying as L.G.B.T.Q.

Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about culture wars and transgender health care.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Three Opinion Writers on Why the G.O.P. Can’t Stop Saying ‘Gay’

A left-right debate on the overblown gender panic gripping American politics.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #gender, #generation-z, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #republican-party, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #walt-disney-company

Tell Us: What Is It Like to Be 13 Years Old?

The Times is looking for participants for a project on teenage life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

For Alabama’s Only Gay Lawmaker, a Political Defeat Was Deeply Personal

Neil Rafferty’s painful experience as a young man influenced his efforts to block new restrictions on gay and transgender youth. He came up short.

#alabama, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #ivey-kay, #law-and-legislation, #neil-rafferty, #teenagers-and-adolescence

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minneapolis-minn, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Modern Love Podcast: First Love Mixtape, Side B

Listeners from around the world shared their teenage anthems. From Nat King Cole to One Direction, these are the songs that filled their adolescent hearts with longing and passion.

#audio-positive-escape, #audio-positive-happy, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #music, #teenagers-and-adolescence

How to Make Sense of the New L.B.G.T. Culture War

There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.

#conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #europe, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #mental-health-and-disorders, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #rauch-jonathan-1960, #rowling-j-k, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sex-education, #sullivan-andrew, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #youth

As Book Banning Efforts Surge, These 10 Received the Most Challenges

Most of the targeted books are about Black and L.G.B.T.Q. people, according to the American Library Association. The country’s polarized politics has fueled the rise.

#american-library-assn, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #libraries-and-librarians, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Teenagers Report Growing Anxiety. Maybe That’s Rational.

America has been a stressful place lately.

#american-psychological-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #smartphones, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Many Teens Report Emotional and Physical Abuse by Parents During Lockdown

New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-medical-center, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #domestic-violence, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Omicron Blunted Vaccine Protection Among Adolescents

The vaccines shielded adolescents only against life-threatening Covid, not less severe illness, scientists reported. Still, hospitalizations remained rare in children, compared with adults.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Does Social Media Make Teens Unhappy? It May Depend on Their Age.

A large study in Britain found two specific windows of adolescence when some teenagers are most sensitive to social media.

#men-and-boys, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

After Covid, Are You ‘Mask Fishing’?

As some Covid anxieties have receded, teenagers have a new word for the fear of shedding their masks to reveal their faces.

#masks, #teenagers-and-adolescence

A Police Shooting in West Texas and a Mother’s Search for Answers

More than three weeks after her 14-year-old son was shot to death, Dora Vela is still trying to learn the basic facts of the case.

#league-of-united-latin-american-citizens, #midland-tex, #midland-odessa-tex-shooting-2019, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Kids Are Using Social Media More Than Ever, Study Finds

The report highlights a 17 percent increase in screen use among teens and tweens in the last two years — more than in the four years prior.

#children-and-childhood, #parenting, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

12 Teenagers on What They Would Ask Their 40-Year-Old Selves

In a new Times Opinion focus group, teens also talked about their “addiction” to social media and being nervous to speak on sensitive subjects in class.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #teachers-and-school-employees, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Modern Love Podcast: Confessions of a Late Bloomer

As a closeted teen, he turned to romantic comedies for connection. Over a decade later, he still feels he’s lagging behind.

#audio-positive-escape, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #dating-and-relationships, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #love-emotion, #movies, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Transgender Youths Become a Political Issue in Texas

The transgender youth controversy in Texas; the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida; U.S. policy and North Korea.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #children-and-childhood, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kim-jong-un, #north-korea, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-international-relations

Some Teens Are Anxious About Taking Off Their Masks

Whether it’s virus worries, social pressure, shyness or acne, some kids are reluctant to ditch the mask.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #masks, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

‘Turning Red’ Sparks Conversations About Periods and Sexuality

Some parents don’t like its depictions of adolescent rebellion, periods and sexuality, but experts say those topics are appropriate for family discussion.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #menstruation, #parenting, #pixar-animation-studios, #psychology-and-psychologists, #red-pandas, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #women-and-girls

4 Ways to Support a Child Exploring Their Gender Identity

As Texas’ governor attempts to criminalize medical treatments for transgender youth, experts say there are many ways to help adolescents who are questioning their gender.

#gender, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

How Religious Faith Can Shape Success in School

Boys from working-class families benefit from the social capital that religious belief can provide.

#education-k-12, #men-and-boys, #religion-and-belief, #sociology, #teenagers-and-adolescence

How Medical Care for Transgender Youth Became ‘Child Abuse’ in Texas

A custody battle in the Dallas suburbs amplified a growing conservative cause and helped fuel a move to treat transgender medicine as abuse.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #discrimination, #dr-anne-georgulas, #jeffery-younger, #paxton-ken, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states

Businesses Assail Texas Move to Classify Care for Trans Teens as ‘Child Abuse’

A new ad signed by dozens of big companies warns, “Discrimination is bad for business.”

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #florida, #human-rights-campaign, #north-carolina, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals

New Vaccine Findings Pose Tough Questions for Parents of Young Children

The F.D.A. temporarily halted efforts to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for young children amid several unexpected findings. The coming weeks should bring clarity.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #food-and-drug-administration, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Texas Youth Gender Clinic Closed Last Year Under Political Pressure

A Texas clinic for transgender adolescents closed last year amid pressure from the governor’s office, hospital officials said in phone recordings.

#elections-governors, #gender, #politics-and-government, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The Synthetic Nicotine Loophole Fueling a Return to Teenage Vaping

Sales are rising of flavored e-cigarettes using synthetic nicotine that evades regulatory oversight, a gap that lawmakers are now trying to close.

#addiction-psychology, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #nicotine, #puff-bar-disposable, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

Why Carjacking Is on the Rise Among Teens in America

The crime has made a resurgence across the country over the past two years, and many of those arrested are startlingly young.

#carjacking, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #washington-dc

Gov. Abbott Pushes to Investigate Treatments for Trans Youth as ‘Child Abuse’

While it’s unclear whether the order could be enforced, medical providers and child welfare advocates condemned the move as dangerous.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #children-and-childhood, #paxton-ken, #politics-and-government, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services, #transgender-and-transsexuals

More Teenage Girls With Eating Disorders Wound Up in the E.R. During the Pandemic

A new C.D.C. study underscored the mental health issues facing teenagers in the past few years.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emergency-medical-treatment, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence

TikTok Star Ava Majury Discovers the Dark Side of Fame

Their daughter’s online venture plunged a Florida family into a nightmare, but they decided not to pull the plug.

#facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #social-media, #stalking-crime, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance