We asked over 700 teens where they bought their vapes. Here's what they said

Teen vaping has been in the news, with reports of rapidly increasing use and illegal sales of e-cigarettes. As a Four Corners documentary on ABC TV earlier this year showed, parents and schools are struggling to manage this swift rise in vaping, with fears children are addicted and harming their health. In contrast, very limited research about Australian teen vaping has been published, until today. We have published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health the first results from the Generation Vape study. The study aims to to track teenagers’ knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours about using vapes (e-cigarettes). Here’s...

Terry Dubrow Shares Which of His and Heather Dubrow’s Kids Is His “Mini Me”

The RHOC husband and father couldn’t help but admire one of his children’s on-brand wardrobe choice. Even with more 2,500 miles between them, The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Dr. Terry Dubrow and his daughter Max are still as close as ever. Now that his and Heather Dubrow’s eldest daughter has started her freshman year at Tufts University in Massachusetts, the father of four is using the wonders of technology to keep in touch.

Clutter Is Children’s Creative Play

Toys matter for infants' healthy development. Research shows that creatives tend to break the rules. Clutter is often associated with creativity in early development and even adulthood. What do a brochure for the Hong Kong Pavilion New York City Toy Fair, a 16 euro receipt from Brussels to Ghent, the...

Trouble With Discipline? Focus on Character, Not Punishment

Punishment usually doesn't improve kids' attitude or behavior. Misbehavior can be managed in a way that fosters the development of good character. Coaching micro-habits, do-overs, character conversations, restitution, and fair consequences are part of this character-building.approach. Parents often struggle with discipline, especially if they're focusing on when, whether, and how...

How to Encourage Teens to Open Up About Mental Health

Motivational interviewing is a way of talking to someone who needs support, but doesn’t want to be told what to do. It often produces better results for someone you love who does not yet see the need for support the way you do. Applying motivational interviewing techniques can help...

Study finds high-quality foster homes can raise IQ among children raised in government care

A long-term study of children raised in government care in Romania, started by Harvard researchers, has found higher IQ's in those placed in good foster homes. Starting in 2000, 136 babies abandoned in Bucharest were either left in government institutions or placed in what researchers considered high quality foster care. (The group was divided through a randomized selection process.)

Serious child safeguarding concerns remain, Education Secretary told

The council leadership in two areas where vulnerable children were murdered need to be held to account about their failings, ministers have been told.A cross-party group of MPs has written to Education Secretary Kit Malthouse to tell him they are “extremely concerned” about whether the chief executives of Solihull and Bradford Councils are up to the job of improving children’s services following the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson.The Education Select Committee’s letter comes after it spoke to the senior officials from both councils and said it found their reassurances “inadequate”.The Committee added it was “extremely concerned as to...

Pfizer seeks approval for omicron booster in kids over 5 years old

Pfizer requested emergency use authorization for its updated COVID-19 booster shot targeting the Omicron variant in kids ages 5 to 11 on Monday. The latest booster shot, which contains half the original formula and half targeting omicron, was rolled out for everyone ages 12 and older earlier this month. Children...

Where to Watch and Stream Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids Free Online

Faced with the challenging behaviour of their kids, more and more parents in America are turning to psychoactive medication to help them cope, even though the drugs, and sometimes the diagnoses, remain controversial. Louis travels to one of America's leading children's psychiatric treatment centres, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to get to know the diagnosed children and hoping to understand what drives parents to put their kids on drugs.

Stepbrother Won't Let Younger Stepsister Hang Out in His Room

According to Newsweek's Alice Gibbs, a 16-year-old boy was reported to have refused to unlock his bedroom door for his 14-year-old stepsister, who is struggling to cope with the effects of a "traumatic" incident that occurred six months ago and is terrified to be by herself.

Pfzier and Moderna seek authorization of omicron booster for kids ages 5-11

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Untangling the Secrets of a Teenage Mother

In 1970, a 13-year-old girl from Kansas ran away from home, leaving behind her parents, her siblings, her friends, her school, and the only life she’d ever known — first for Colorado, then Massachusetts, then New York. She called herself “Megan.” Megan briefly returned home, but a few months later, at 15, she went back to New York, this time as “Alexis.” There, she met a 36-year-old man everyone called “Red.” In November of that same year (when she was still 15) they married.

Spike in respiratory illnesses sending kids to hospitals

NEW YORK - Doctors say respiratory illnesses, colds, and coughs are becoming more common among children as we shift into fall. "Our sick volume has doubled already in the past week and a half," said Pediatrician Dr. Salvatore Caravella with Allied Physicians Group. While COVID-19 is still a threat, we’re...

Stop The Shouting Cycle!

We've all done it- lost our cool and yelled at our kids! Parenting coach Tia Slightham joined us with tips on how to stop the shouting cycle! For more tips from Tia, visit her website here.