All the cool kids aren’t doing it, says a new study. In fact, teens underestimate good behavior among their classmates.
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Articles: Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More SleepBy Christine Carter | October 12, 2016
Is your teen sleep-deprived? Stop arguing and start listening, says Christine Carter.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
Karen Bluth shares the highs, lows, and lessons from teaching mindfulness at a low-income high school.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for TeensBy Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016
Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.
According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.
A new study finds that focusing on the group as a teen predicts better health as an adult.
Articles: How Does Spirituality Grow in Children?By Diana Divecha | August 21, 2015
A new book explores how to raise children with a sense of awe and transcendence. But does the evidence back up its claims?
Articles: Making Teens More MindfulBy Jill Suttie | July 6, 2015
A new book aimed at teens tries to introduce them to mindfulness and help apply it to their lives.
Articles: How to Help Teens Find PurposeBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 16, 2015
Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.
Two new studies investigate self-compassion in adolescents.
Articles: The Teenage OpportunityBy Diana Divecha | October 28, 2014
A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.
Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.
A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.
Articles: Why Won’t Your Teen Talk To You?By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2014
A new book explains the many reasons why teens seem to shut down, even when they especially need parental support.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Seek Novelty and DangerBy Daniel Siegel | July 25, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how adolescence remodels the brain, increasing a willingness to take risks and seek out new things.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Turn from Parents to PeersBy Daniel Siegel | July 23, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.
Videos and Podcasts: The Purpose of the Teenage BrainBy Daniel Siegel | July 22, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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