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Why are my kids so dull?

Scott Gilmore: It’s not just mine, either. Teen drinking is down, high school dropout rates have fallen. Why have they become so tediously responsible?

Teenage girls texting

Has social media become a full-time job for teen girls?

‘Missing out for me, specifically, that’s just like the worst thing’

Why your drunk teen is putting on the pounds

Teens who binge drink could pack on nearly 15 kg of fat per year, according to recent research from the University of Waterloo.

The study suggests alcohol abuse in teens might be an overlooked factor in obesity levels. Based on survey results from Grade 12 students in Ontario and Alberta, researchers made “conservative” estimates on how much extra weight teens could potentially gain from drinking alcohol. Nearly 40 per cent of the students surveyed binge on alcohol (five or more drinks per occasion) at least once a month while more than 50 per cent drink moderately at least once a month.
Potential fat gain from binge drinking per year

Researchers found nearly 40 per cent of students binge drink at least once a month or more which, depending on the drink of choice and how often they drink, could add nearly 15 kg of fat per year

‘Little Women’ 2.0: The classics take over YouTube

Like many literary heroes, the March sisters have found a 21st-century audience online

A series of fortunate breakups

The Why We Broke Up Project

Daniel Handler is collecting romantic sob stories online to promote his latest book

Big drop in drug use among teens

Cigarette smoking plummets

The sleepover dilemma

The sleepover dilemma

Sociologist Amy Schalet on why it’s time to start having a new conversation with our kids

Bullying 2.0 is more like a drama class

Bullying 2.0 is more like a drama class

“Bullying” may be the accepted term for kid-on-kid brutality, but it’s seldom used among kids themselves

RIM’s secret weapon :-)

The BlackBerry maker has found devoted followers in text-messaging teenagers


Why you should let your teenager sleep in

A forward shift in sleep patterns may be a natural accompaniment to sexual maturation


University without high school

This alternative-education advice (including how to get parents onside) is aimed at teens


Youth Survey: Teens lose faith in droves

Islam and atheism are on the rise while Christianity fades