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Rich teens, drug abuse and the importance of involved parents Featured Health 

Rich teens, drug abuse and the importance of involved parents

United States (JR) – Teenagers in wealthy American suburbs seem to have it all: a nice home, great opportunities. More often than other adolescents, they also seem to have a taste for drugs and alcohol. Researchers have documented higher levels of drug abuse and binge drinking in white, wealthy suburbs than in other communities. A 2017 survey of over 13,000 American high school students found that attendance at a school with high median family income was associated with more students engaging in this type of risky behavior. “These results highlight the central role of schools and peers in driving social norms and expectations affecting mental and behavioral Read More

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Colorado to Criminalize Screen Time for Kids Politics 

Colorado to Criminalize Screen Time for Kids

Colorado (FEE) – If a Colorado initiative gets its way 49 other states are going to be looking like anarcho-capitalist havens. Initiative 29 or the “Preservation of a Natural childhood” could make selling smartphones, tablets, and any sort of handheld wireless technology to anyone aged 13 and younger illegal which is anything but natural. The title attempts to conjure up delightful images of a childhood free from responsibility, being driven to hockey practice, playing late into the night, and the parental figures providing all of life’s necessities. However, this image is very unnatural. Neither electricity or cars are part of a natural Read More

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Some Hong Kong Parents Are Worried That Their Sons Like Disney Princesses Unaimed 

Some Hong Kong Parents Are Worried That Their Sons Like Disney Princesses

China (GV) – Parenting issues have always been a hot topic on Hong Kong social media. Recently, a video interview clip in which Cantopop diva Miriam Yeung touched upon her parenting experience has gone viral online and sparked another round of debates. The interview was conducted in 2015, but reappeared online as a short clip about two weeks ago. In the video, Yeung described how she stopped her son from developing tastes that are considered stereotypically girlish, including liking Elsa, a character in the Disney hit “Frozen”: Whenever he expresses his liking of Elsa, I scold him. He is a boy, Read More

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