On the Road! Reese Witherspoon and More Celebrities Teach Teens to Drive

There’s a first time for everything! Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and more celebrity parents have shared stories about teaching their teenagers to drive. The Big Little Lies alum, for example, told Ellen DeGeneres in September 2019 that her son, Deacon, is “a better driver” than she is. “I get distracted a lot because I see cute dogs, and I’m like, […]

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With pot rules relaxed, more U.S. teens driving while high: study

(HealthDay)—America’s roads are notoriously unsafe on New Year’s Eve, and a new study shows that marijuana legalization could be making the situation even worse. Almost half of teenagers who regularly use pot admit they’ve gotten behind the wheel while stoned, a new study in JAMA Network Open reveals. Overall, twice as many teens report driving under the influence of marijuana […]

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Junk food linked to sleep problems in teens

Eating too much junk food has been linked with poor sleep quality in teens, a University of Queensland-led study has found. UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences researcher Associate Professor Asad Khan said frequent consumption of soft drinks and fast food was strongly associated with sleep disturbance in adolescents around the world. “This is the first study to examine […]

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Colorado teens haven’t cut back on vaping, but experts see encouraging signs

Colorado teens are vaping at about the same rate they have been since 2015, but there are some signs that could change. The Healthy Kids Colorado survey, given every two years, asks middle and high school students about their behaviors and feelings related to drugs, sex, nutrition and other topics. The survey first included questions about vaping in 2015. In […]

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More teens drop vaping habit

NEW YORK — Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping related illnesses and deaths may have scared off some kids, but they believe other factors contributed to the drop, including higher age limits and flavor bans. In a national survey, just […]

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Most of the nation’s teens aren’t getting enough exercise

With the explosion of smartphones, teens have learned to swiftly scroll and type away using only their thumbs. But the rest of their bodies are woefully inactive—and the effects are far-reaching. Only about 1 in 4 high school students get the recommended hour a day of physical activity, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. Screen time is partially […]

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5 Hacks You Need to Get Tweens & Teens to Sleep

Parenting babies and little kids — and all their recurring sleep regressions — is sure chaotic, isn’t it? Then again, those kiddos did pretty much always call it a night by 8 p.m., leaving you to enjoy your home in blissful quiet. Once those toddlers turn into tweens and teens, though…not so much. Now, those once-early snoozers have started roaming […]

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