Using a mixture of surveys and focus groups the Dolly Youth Monitor has been tracking teenage trends for over two decades. Based on the up-to-date insights provided by the survey, here are twenty things you should know as an educator or parent involved with teenagers today. One in three has parents who never married or who are no longer married. The number of teens with smartphones has doubled in two years. Bullying is still one of the biggest concerns for young people. Online bullying of teenage girls has increased massively in two years.
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Why are teenagers such moody, lazy, selfish nightmares? We gave readers the chance to ask Frances E Jensen, author of a new book on the adolescent mind, how to deal with these hormonal time bombs. She found that while much had been written about teen psychology and parenting, no one had explained the neurons and cerebral connections that make those years such a unique — and terrifying — part of growing up. The teenage brain has only recently become a subject for serious research, which shows how little was known about it. Without a doubt, says Jensen, who thinks that her research allowed her to be more patient with her sons.
A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
You've lived through 2 a. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much worry? When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families. Despite some adults' negative perceptions about teens, they are often energetic, thoughtful, and idealistic, with a deep interest in what's fair and right. So, although it can be a period of conflict between parent and child, the teen years are also a time to help kids grow into the distinct individuals they will become.
The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today. The social media landscape in which teens reside looks markedly different than it did as recently as three years ago. In , three online platforms other than Facebook — YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat — are used by sizable majorities of this age group.