Tag Archives: teen health

Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

Should children and teens be allowed to miss a day of school in order to take a “mental health day”? A growing consensus of states is saying yes – that …

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Is Your Teen Impulsive?

Impulsiveness in adolescence isn’t just a phase; it’s biology. And despite all the social factors that define our teen years, the human brain and the brains of other primates go …

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Using Social Skills to Make Friends

In honor of this Friday’s Tweens & Teens Think It, Move It for Students with Social Challenges program, I’d like to discuss the importance of social skills for children. Social …

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Focus Teens on Healthy Lifestyles – Not Dieting

A single approach can prevent both childhood obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Scientific evidence summarized in the new recommendations …

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