Across the U.S., dozens of bills have been proposed that aim to restrict the lives of transgender youth. What’s in those bills? And why are they being introduced?
Young people experiencing the body changes of puberty without being in school are facing a unique set of challenges. Here’s how parents can support them.
A sex ed teacher talks about how young people can try to keep themselves safe from sexual assault and be allies to others.
Teenagers and tweens will be fine, experts say — if adults model resilience.
Arkansas lawmakers’ move against trans people reflects a larger strategy.
As far back as historians have found evidence of transgender people, they’ve found transgender children.
Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults.
A documentary from Soleil Moon Frye, star of “Punky Brewster,” and a reunion of “The Real World” remind us that Gen X didn’t curate themselves for mass consumption.
Think of it as a personal warning system that will help you notice when things are on the wrong track.
Three teenagers in a Bucks County cheerleading program were subjected to a campaign of harassment using altered videos and spoof phone numbers, police officials said.
The Junior Iditarod, the longest race in Alaska for competitors under 18, is a chance for young mushers to prove their skills.
Teens across the United States show us how they have met life’s challenges in the midst of a pandemic.
The more students fall behind in the pandemic, the less likely they are to feel that they can catch up.
A retelling of “The Great Gatsby,” a healer fighting for her freedom and more: Here are 13 upcoming Y.A. titles you won’t want to miss this spring.
The Times would love to hear from you about your experience parenting as a teenager during the pandemic.
A deep dive into dinosaur data suggests that teenage T. rexes and other juvenile carnivores shaped their ecosystems.
Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines on children 12 and older and hope to have results by the summer.
Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe.
My mother, a freewheeling feminist, gave me freedom, while her mother gave me a nest of safety. Both shaped how I’m raising my own daughter.
The process has changed during the pandemic, but getting started is easier than you might think.
Our grandson’s friends don’t socialize safely, so we don’t want him to see them. How do we keep his anger about it from causing chaos in our home?
A new study found that high school students aren’t getting enough produce.
Feeling things is an act of bravery.
I was sent to three “tough love” programs meant to redirect me. Trying to run away from one made me feel that I had no choice but to become what I had been told I was.
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services will no longer work with Theo Sandfort, a professor who headed a separate study on L.G.B.T.Q. youth in foster care.
At 13, I was a guy with breasts, and I needed to get rid of them to survive my upcoming teenage years.
The latest fiction from Nic Stone, Elizabeth Wein, David Yoon and Arvin Ahmadi.
I’ve raised them to be confident and to advocate for themselves. Now here I was saying, don’t do it with the police.
Netflix’s inspirational documentary follows talented theater kids who are devoting themselves to Wilson’s writing.
I teach sex ed. In light of a recent report on exploitation of children on the site Pornhub, I have some talking points for parents.
His show “Big Mouth” is a seriously funny — and surprisingly mature — exploration of humanity’s most horrifying shared experience.
“We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control,” one investigator said.
Plan out the trip home and set ground rules for safe socializing. And remember that they’ve had a tough year, too, so give them the space to talk about it.
Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.
Derek Trucios, 17, was the third teenager to die in Brooklyn this week, as a wave of gun violence takes a high toll among young New Yorkers.
Here’s what teenagers can do to equip themselves to move forward during this difficult and frustrating time.
It’s rough for adolescents during the pandemic. Here’s what they’re going through, and how you can help.
Teens competing for the New York Cabaret Convention are proving that young people are invested in the Great American Songbook.
With college admissions significantly altered this year, pay attention to what your child wants and needs.
The C.D.C. and four state health departments described how one girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives during a gathering.
Guidance for teenagers on staying steady in the turmoil of the pandemic.
The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior.
A teenager’s musings about math went viral, activating a whole ecosystem of online debate. It all said a lot less about her than about the world around her.
The encouraging public health news was tempered by evidence that many high school users were taking advantage of a regulatory loophole to get access to flavored products.
With the new Netflix series “Julie and the Phantoms,” the man behind “High School Musical” hopes to create another generation of young stars. How does he do it? By seeing teenagers for who they are.
Students across the country discussed math, masks and managing anxiety as the year begins.
I’m 16. When my parents were my age, they didn’t have the internet and they didn’t have a pandemic.
“These amazing young kids are running the whole show,” said the owner of the Wood Cafe, which gives away food. “Their energy propels it.”
Forget backpacks and binders. Here are the essentials teenagers will need for the strange school year ahead.
In a new C.D.C. survey, 18- to 24-year-olds reported the highest levels of symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a quarter of them said they had seriously considered suicide.