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Teen girls take more risks behind wheel, study findsupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 08:43:00

A new study suggests that teen girls are far more likely than boys to engage in distracted driving behavior.

Texting is ultimate social tool for teens, study saysupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 08:45:00

Mobile devices often get accused of alienating people from the world around them. But for U.S. teens, cell phones (especially text messaging) are a key way to stay connected with friends and other people in their lives, according to new research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Health risks of textingupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 08:45:00

Health experts are seeing increased number of people with injuries from their phones. CBC News' Sarah Konsmo reports.

Girls at risk: Starting a revolution for teenage mothers updated: Thu Mar 08 2012 09:28:00

Sierra Leone and Liberia have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with 15-24 year olds accounting for 40% of such deaths) and two years ago, agencies IPPF and FORWARD listened to hundreds of African voices talking about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Study finds 10% of tweens, teens have 'sexted'updated: Mon Dec 05 2011 07:07:00

"Sexting" -- the practice of taking sexually explicit photos and sending them to peers via cell phones or the Internet -- may be less common among U.S. adolescents than previous research and media reports have suggested, according to a new nationwide study.

Teen dating may spread teen drinkingupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 07:45:00

Parents who are concerned about drinking and other risky behavior often try to steer their teenage children away from friends and dating partners whom they consider "bad influences."

Black teenagers defy pop culture portrayalsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 14:35:00

If you got your ideas about young black people just from the entertainment industry, you'd think they were all players and baby mamas -- and you'd be sorely mistaken.

Bristol Palin talks teen pregnancyupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 11:57:00

Bristol Palin opens up to HLN's Dr. Drew about how hard it is to be a teen mom.

Why I created MTV's '16 and Pregnant'updated: Thu May 05 2011 10:53:00

MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" have been called one of the best public service campaigns to prevent teen pregnancy. However, some critics have criticized the shows for "glamorizing" teen pregnancy.

Nonversations: When talking to your teen is one-sidedupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 09:50:00

Do you ever feel like conversing with your teen is like talking to a slouching, eye-rolling, well-coiffed mute? If so, you are not alone.

Raise age to buy cigarettes to 21updated: Mon Apr 18 2011 13:56:00

The steady decline in teen smoking has stalled.

Don't cut teen pregnancy prevention programupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 08:34:00

When Ruth Jones considers the congressional threat to abolish funding for a major program to prevent teen pregnancy, she thinks of herself at 15.

Teen suicide bomber wore school uniformupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 10:13:00

A teenage suicide bomber kills more than two dozen army recruits at a military training center in northwest Pakistan.

Parent rage toward teens is not rareupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 07:20:00

Last week brought the upsetting news that a Tampa, Florida, mother allegedly killed her two adolescent children. Police said she told them they had been "mouthy" to her.

Fortune: How to manage millennialsupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 13:24:00

Dear Annie: I read with amusement your recent advice to the summer intern who hoped for a job offer despite a tattoo ("Get hired after an internship," August 20). Great, but how about some help for those of us on the other side of the desk? I'm managing a team of 10 part timers between the ages of 17 and 20 -- and I'd gladly accept tattoos in place of some of their attitudes.

Medical examiner keeps teen's brainupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:52:00

The parents of a teen who died in 2005 learn the medical examiner kept their son's brain. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Average teen sends 3,339 texts per monthupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 07:42:00

If you needed more proof that texting is on the rise, here's a stat for you: the average teenager sends over 3,000 texts per month. That's more than six texts per waking hour.

Cast unveiled for 'Dancing'updated: Wed Sep 01 2010 23:47:00

We talk with the cast of this season's edition of "Dancing with the Stars".

Talking points for teen mom Bristol Palinupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 23:47:00

Bristol Palin remains the nation's most famous teen mother. From her GOP convention outing in 2008 to the formal announcement that she will be a glittery hoofer on the popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars," Bristol remains a pop culture tour de force.

Author: More teens becoming 'fake' Christiansupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 08:57:00

If you're the parent of a Christian teenager, Kenda Creasy Dean has this warning:

Forever 21 asked about maternity lineupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 17:58:00

Forever 21, a clothing chain that attracts many under-21 customers with its inexpensive, trendy fashions, is being questioned about its motives in choosing a select group of states to carry its recently launched maternity line.

Teen hotspot adds maternity lineupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 17:58:00

Trendy fashion store Forever 21 is drawing controversy with its new maternity clothes. KGUN reports.

Money Magazine: Teach your teen paycheck savvyupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 11:30:00

Congrats! Your kid landed a summer job in this tight, tight economy. Bristol Palin to Earn Big Bucks on Speaker Circuitupdated: Tue May 18 2010 13:47:00

Sarah Palin's daughter, a teen mother, will reportedly command up to $30,000 per speech to talk about abstinence

About half of parents 'friend' their kids on Facebookupdated: Tue May 04 2010 09:16:00

A question for those of you who maintain Facebook or other social networking accounts: how many of you friend your parents? How many of you would friend your parents if you were still a teenager? I'm friends with my mom on Facebook, but I can't say for certain whether I would if I were 16. According to a new survey by Retrevo, almost half of parents say that they're friends with their teenagers on social networks.

Teenage texters miss out on social cuesupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:20:00

There's a new danger for teens who text too much. CNN's Ali Velshi takes a look at the impact of too much texting.

Many teens send 100-plus texts a day, survey saysupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:20:00

As most parents of adolescents know all too well, text messaging has become the preferred method of communication for American teenagers, with one in three teens sending more than 100 texts a day, a new survey says.

Rise in teen birth rate may have been 'blip'updated: Tue Apr 06 2010 16:24:00

After two years of increases, the teen birth rate in the United States declined 2 percent between 2007 and 2008, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Kids should never be tried as adultsupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 08:32:00

About 20 years ago, 9-year-old Cameron Kocher fired a rifle out of a window of his home in upstate Pennsylvania and hit his 7-year-old neighbor, who was riding on a snowmobile, and killed her.

Study: Abstinence-only worksupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:25:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that shows abstinence-only education may work.

Study: Abstinence program most effective at delaying sex among youthsupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:25:00

An abstinence-only education program is more effective than other initiatives at keeping sixth- and seventh-graders from having sex within a two-year period, according to a study described by some as a landmark.

Some kids hurt themselves to feel betterupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 10:27:00

They come from all walks of life. One teenage girl cuts her thighs after piano lessons to avoid the crushing pressure for perfection. She sees a therapist twice a week, but she never gets better.

Kids good at handling deployment of military parents, study showsupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 18:17:00

Adolescent children of frequently deployed soldiers are less stressed than conventional wisdom might indicate, according to a recent study.

Help yourself and your kids: Don't dietupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 13:29:00

Welcome to 2010. What is your New Year's resolution? Are you planning on investing more money into the annual $40 billion dieting industry? If so, please think again.

Money Magazine: Put Santa's elves on a budgetupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 05:52:00

Want to give your teens and preteens a gift they'll use long after they've outgrown Guitar Hero and Hannah Montana? Use the holiday shopping season to teach them some real-life budgeting skills they can apply now and throughout their lives. (Bonus: If you get them to stretch their own dollars, less has to come out of your pockets.) Both giving and receiving can be teachable moments, if you follow this advice:

Survey: 15 percent of teens get sexual text messagesupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 12:27:00

Nearly one-sixth of teens who own cell phones have received nude or nearly nude images via text message from someone they know, according to a new survey on "sexting" from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

New guidelines: Pap tests should start at age 21updated: Fri Nov 20 2009 09:56:00

Young women should have their first Pap test no sooner than age 21, regardless of when they become sexually active, say new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Earlier screening for cervical cancer may lead to unnecessary and possibly harmful treatments for an increasingly rare cancer, according to ACOG, the leading U.S. professional organization for obstetricians and gynecologists.

Money Magazine: Help your child manage creditupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 17:05:00

In recent years college students could get credit cards almost as easily as they could score beer. Some 84% of undergrads have at least one card, a Sallie Mae study found, and half carry four or more.

Internet addiction linked to ADHD, depression in teensupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 10:30:00

Some children and teens are more likely than their peers to become addicted to the Internet, and a new study suggests it's more likely to happen if kids are depressed, hostile, or have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or social phobia.

Study links some ADHD meds to rare deathsupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 13:38:00

After years of speculation and rare case reports, a study suggests that stimulant medication -- mostly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- may have played a role in a handful of cases of sudden, unexplained death in children and adolescents.

Pregnant, teen and Latinaupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:10:00

Teen pregnancy rates in the U.S. are highest among Latinas. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports

Survey delves into high birth rate for young Latinasupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:10:00

She had many plans for the future: to go to college, start a career, meet the man of her dreams, raise a family -- when the time was right.

Money Magazine: Help your teen get a summer jobupdated: Thu May 07 2009 05:54:00

Better get your pep talk ready. "It's going to be a bleak summer for kids looking for work," says Andrew Sum, director of Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies.

Money Magazine: Talk your teen through tough economic timesupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 06:28:00

Dealing with the fallout from the financial crisis -- namely, the anxiety about your job and investments -- is hard enough. Talking about it all with teenage kids can be even more daunting. But it's a conversation worth having, especially now that they're old enough to share the stress. Not only can you ease their concerns, says Atlanta psychologist Mary Gresham, "you can turn these into teaching moments."

A fun family voyageupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:59:00

Our ship hadn't quite left port when I handed my teenager a present: a lovely leather-bound notebook with lined pages and a variety of colorful pens. His mission was to keep a cruise journal, a tell-all, remember-the-moments account of his days (and nights) on the high seas.

Virginity pledges don't mean much, study saysupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 11:43:00

As many as one in eight teens in the United States may take a virginity pledge at some point, vowing to wait until they're married before having sex. But do such pledges work? Are pledge takers more likely than other teens to delay sexual activity?

Should your teen take melatonin for help with sleep?updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 13:03:00

Any parent with a teenager is familiar with how difficult it may be for them to get enough sleep. But some parents are finding help in a little pill: melatonin, a dietary supplement that helps regulate the body's sleep cycle. But should they?

Study links sexual content on TV to teen pregnancyupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:37:00

Sexual content on television is strongly associated with teen pregnancy, a new study from the RAND Corporation shows.

Jury selection begins in MySpace hoax trialupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 17:50:00

Jury selection began Tuesday for a Missouri woman accused in the case of a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide after she was the target of a hoax on the Web site Sex on TV Increases Teen Pregnancy, Says Reportupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 18:00:00

A Rand Corp. study finds that teens exposed to the most sexual content on TV are twice as likely to become pregnant before age 20 No Dropouts Left Behind: New Rules on Grad Ratesupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 16:40:00

With 1 in 4 U.S. teens becoming dropouts, tough new federal regulations will start to measure schools by how many students graduate within four years Ashton Kutcher Loves Coaching Football updated: Tue Oct 21 2008 12:11:00

He's "blessed" to help high school freshman on the gridiron – and teen girls online

CDC: 1 in 4 teenage girls got cervical cancer shotupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 16:10:00

About one in four teen girls last year got the groundbreaking vaccine that prevents cervical cancer, federal health officials reported Thursday. Teen Suicides Dip, But Rate Still Highupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 17:00:00

The number of teen suicides has fallen slightly but the rate remains disturbingly high, researchers said

High-profile teen pregnancies in spotlightupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 14:01:00

The revelation that Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is five months pregnant puts teen pregnancy squarely in the spotlight again this summer.

iReporters: Teenage pregnancy deserves attentionupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 09:36:00

Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, became the center of the media spotlight this week after her pregnancy was revealed.

Pregnancy pact unprovenupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 02:02:00

The mayor of Gloucester, Massachusetts, says there's no proof teens at one school formed a pregnancy pact.

Report: Teen pregnancies up for first time in 15 yearsupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 12:19:00

Teen pregnancies rose in the United States for the first time since 1991, the National Institutes of Health reported Friday. Give the Gloucester Girls a Breakupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 02:00:00

Forget the screaming and scandal. Is it possible the pregnancy pact is a sign of maturity? Nancy Gibbs thinks so Gloucester Pregnancy Plot Thickensupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 15:00:00

After a report by TIME that a group of high school girls made a pact to get pregnant, top school officials are raising questions

Cool girls succeedingupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 09:56:00

Young girls fight to overcome poverty, teen pregnancy and drug problems. Texas Orders Children Back to Sectupdated: Thu May 29 2008 18:30:00

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that children taken from a polygamist sect's ranch should be returned to their parents, saying child welfare officials overstepped their authority

Fortune: Peter Buffett teams with Nike on $100M grantupdated: Mon May 26 2008 09:05:00

In the two years since Warren Buffett decided to give the bulk of his $53 billion fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and charities run by his three children, his youngest son Peter, 50, has said little about his philanthropic plans for his share - stock likely to be worth well over $1 billion - which has kept the nonprofit world buzzing. Angry Young Menupdated: Mon May 26 2008 04:00:00

In his new book, Doing Anger Differently, Michael Currie explores what's at the core of boys' anger and lays out the dos and don'ts of the parental response.

Mom indicted in deadly MySpace hoaxupdated: Thu May 15 2008 22:33:00

A Missouri mom was indicted Thursday for her alleged role in the death of a teen who killed herself over a failed Internet romance that turned out to be a hoax.

Witnesses: Abu Ghraib bomber was a teenage boyupdated: Thu May 15 2008 11:05:00

Police are investigating witness accounts that the suicide bomber who struck the Iraqi town of Abu Ghraib on Wednesday was a teenage boy, a local police official told CNN. Sports Illustrated Survey: Teen attitudes on 'roids, HGHupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 12:49:00

In February Sports Illustrated surveyed 512 randomly selected teenagers, ages 12 to 17, about their use of and attitudes toward steroids and HGH.

Teenager arrested in suicide hijacking plotupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 11:24:00

Authorities have charged a teenage boy who said he planned to hijack a commercial jetliner in an attempt to commit suicide, an FBI spokesman told CNN late Thursday.

Diabetes complianceupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 10:48:00

CNN's Judy Fortin looks at how to properly manage diabetes.

Son's diagnosis 'knocked the life out of me'updated: Mon Oct 29 2007 10:48:00

Cherie Cruse was devastated when she learned in 2003 that her 4-year-old son Andrew had juvenile diabetes. Overweight Kids: College Less Likelyupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 16:30:00

Being overweight is bad for kids' health, but a new study finds it's also bad for their education

FSB: Beats Bussing Tablesupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 00:01:00

Caroline Gray, 13 Serial entrepreneur Wellesley, Mass.

Money Magazine: Get Financially Fit for Back to Schoolupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 00:01:00

For parents of high school kids, the end of summer may bring a merciful end to tense discussions about weeknight curfews and the family car. But beware. Tussles over lunch money and school clothes ...

Money Magazine: 3 Tipsupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

TIP 1 Get set for the new kiddie tax

Money Magazine: Rein in Teen Spendingupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

Micromanaging your teen's spending will undermine his independence--and make both of you crazy. But you don't want to be surprised by a $600 cell-phone bill either. One solution: Limit your child's...

CNNMoney: School's out!updated: Fri Jun 10 2005 10:56:00

School's out for the summer. And while that may be good news for kids who just can't wait to escape the homework, moms and dads may think differently.

Judge allows books with nude pictures of boysupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 13:43:00

Over vigorous objections by Michael Jackson's attorneys, the judge in the pop star's child molestation trial allowed the prosecution to introduce into evidence books seized in a 1993 search of the singer's home that show nude pictures of adolescent boys.

Two guilty over Jakarta sex tradeupdated: Tue Apr 26 2005 23:17:00

Two men pleaded guilty in Virginia state Tuesday to plotting to recruit young Indonesian women and teenage girls to come to the United States to work as prostitutes and nude dancers, in what Justice Department officials termed "reprehensible" and "evil."

Usher, Usher, Usher: The new 'King of Pop'?updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 10:02:00

With Michael Jackson entangled in a child molestation case and currently in a spat with rapper Eminem over an unflattering music video, the time may be ripe to anoint a new pop music king.

Study: Culturally adapted HIV classes benefit teen girlsupdated: Sun Jul 11 2004 11:08:00

Learning about HIV in a positive environment with their peers could be life-saving for sexually active African-American teenage girls who are at a high risk for the virus that causes AIDS, according to a study published in the upcoming Journal of the American Medical Association.

CNNMoney: Spitzer sues Glaxo over Paxilupdated: Wed Jun 02 2004 10:43:00

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Wednesday for alleged fraud regarding information about adolescent use of its antidepressant medication Paxil.

Survey: Fewer teens using drugsupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 12:46:00

The number of teenagers abusing drugs has fallen by 10 percent over the five-year period from 1998 to 2003, according to a new report released Wednesday from The Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

Fortune: Retail's Rebel Yell Earlobe plugs? Check. Skull-and-crossbones thongs? Check. Hot Topic brings teen angsupdated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

I am sticking my pinkie finger through a stranger's ear. Not through the part that allows you to hear, but through the fleshy lobe. It is pierced. The hole where you would normally insert an earrin...

Fortune: Disruptive Teens Totally Rule (Your Future)updated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

Call me cynical. When my e-mail box fills up with ILOVEYOU missives from folks I barely know, I don't believe it's my lucky day. I know I'm not that lovable. What's stunning is that so many people ...

Money Magazine: Cybermalls Fit For A Kid Teens can shop on their own at these new websites. But do they rock?updated: Mon Nov 01 1999 00:01:00

Most parents flinch at the notion of handing over a credit card to their free-spending teens. But the alternatives--trailing your kids through the mall as they compare baggy jeans and Backstreet Bo...


When was it, exactly, that the American teenage girl ceased to be demure? More than likely it was in the autumn of 1944. That was when Seventeen magazine, the original journal of pubescence, was la...


Set aside the talk of family values for a minute, and let's be frank. How valuable are families, really? Once upon a time, a family was a corporate prerequisite. A man (there were hardly enough cor...

Money Magazine: HOT STUFF BEEP BEEP: HERE COME SNAZZIER (AND CHEAPER) PAGERSupdated: Sat Jul 01 1995 00:01:00

Looking for a way to enforce your teen's curfew? Try a pager, one of those pocket-size gizmos that receive short messages via radio and satellite signals. More than half of all pagers are now sold...

Money Magazine: Q&A Talking to teens about money -- and getting throughupdated: Sun May 01 1994 00:01:00

If you have teenagers, you know how they can make your money disappear. Last year, the nation's 28.5 million adolescents spent nearly $90 billion, according to Teenage Research Unlimited, a Northbr...

Fortune: THE UNIVERSAL TEENAGERupdated: Mon Apr 04 1994 00:01:00

Cutting a wide, free-spending path through the churning world market is a consumer culture more powerful than being American or French, African American or Asian. It's the scary, experimental passa...

Money Magazine: HELPING YOUR KIDS BECOME FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT The economy won't be kind to the MTV generation. So whatever your kids' ages, supdated: Sun Aug 01 1993 00:01:00

Parents have always worried about their children's financial future. But you have to be a mom or dad of the '90s to understand just how much there can be to worry about. How, for example, do you pr...

Fortune: WHY IT'S SO TOUGH TO BE A GIRL The age-old pains of adolescence hurt more than ever when you're under constant updated: Mon Aug 10 1992 00:01:00

IF GIRLS are tougher and more resilient than boys, as many developmental experts insist, why do they so often seem to plunge deeper into unhappiness when they hit their teens? Adolescence -- no pic...

Fortune: SHE'S KEEN ON THE TEEN SCENEupdated: Mon Jan 28 1991 00:01:00

Will the Simpsons be as big again this year? No way. The hot tickets in 1991: Texas, country music, white rapper Vanilla Ice, and, yes, tattoos (girls included). So says New Yorker Irma Zandl, 41, ...

Fortune: UP FROM THE ASHES AT PHOENIX HOUSEupdated: Mon Mar 12 1990 00:01:00

New York psychiatrist Mitch Rosenthal, 54, has spent his career disproving what he was taught in medical school about drug abusers: ''Once an addict, always an addict.'' Of the roughly 100 private,...

Fortune: The latest worry for parents of teensupdated: Mon Feb 02 1987 00:01:00

If you think your teenager's after-school job builds character, instills leadership, and teaches him the value of a buck, think again. For middle- and upper-middle-class offspring, recent research ...

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