*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Reuters. Adolescents who are naturally inclined to stay up late at night are more likely to suffer from insomnia as well as behavioral and emotional problems than their peers who prefer an earlier bedtime, a recent study suggests. Researchers surveyed 4,948 secondary school students in…

Watching news footage of kids filing out of the building after a school shooting is gut-wrenching. It leaves us broken, hurting, and realizing that things are not they way they are supposed to be. And then there are the all-too-often (sometimes daily) reports of racial injustice, mental health crises, and a host of other social…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Parents are more likely to let their kids see violent PG-13 movies if they feel the mayhem is “justified,” a new study suggests. The study, of 610 U.S. parents, found that moms and dads were less disturbed by gun violence in PG-13 movies when…

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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. A new study suggests that parents should be mindful of how much time their children are spending in extracurricular activities, such as music lessons and sports clubs. The findings, published in the journal Sport, Education and Society, unveil the pressing social demand for kids…

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  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.   When it comes to having “the talk,” many teens admit they’re not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new research reveals.   “Teens and young adults account for more STIs [sexually transmitted infections] than all other ages combined,” said…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral.   New research suggests nurturing parents pass along strategies that help their children build and maintain positive relationships in adulthood. Investigators discovered a supportive, compassionate family environment helps adolescents engage in healthier, less violent romantic relationships as young adults.   Moreover, learning to…

What We Are Learning: Game Plan Too often we can be trapped in a “me” bubble and miss the people around us. During the next four weeks we are going to talk about how loving others with joy is a part of God’s game plan for our lives. Just like a coach has a game…

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