Teens need to text, talk with parents often to maintain youth resiliency after a divorce

Texting, FaceTime and other popular communication methods among teens may help build supportive parent-youth relationships after a divorce, according to a family studies researcher.
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Keep calm and don’t carry on when parenting teens

In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in particular were not as good at considering alternative explanations for their teens’ behavior.
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Teens living in US states allowing medical marijuana smoke less cannabis

According to a large-scale study of American high school students, legalizing medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. The study used the results of an anonymous survey given to more than 800,000 high school students across 45 states to calculate the number of teens who smoke cannabis.
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Cannabis use in teens linked to risk of depression in young adults

Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to 19 years, the rate of past-year cannabis use is 20.6 percent, while in England, 4 percent of adolescents aged 11 to 15 years used cannabis in the last month.
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Teens’ same-gender friendships key to later satisfaction in romantic relationships

A new longitudinal study sought to identify the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s. The study found that the skills teens learn in friendships with peers of the same gender were the strongest predictors of later romantic satisfaction.
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First-of-its-kind NYPD VR gaming system targets teens

It’s the opposite of “Grand Theft Auto”! The NYPD is plugging into a first-of-its-kind virtual-reality gaming system that puts young people in wild situations on the street — and urges them to make safe choices, officials said Tuesday. The $ 1 million-plus program, which is believed to be the country’s first, features VR headsets and video-game-style…
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More kids and teens are dying from opioids in the last 20 years, study says

The death rate has tripled among these groups.
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How US children and teens die: Study reveals the widespread and persistent role of firearms

America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016 — 60 percent of them to preventable injuries, a new study shows. But while death rates from the top cause — motor vehicle crashes — have declined steadily since 1999, rates from the second-leading cause — firearms — have gone up. It’s the first time all causes of child and adolescent death have been tallied by both mechanism and intent.
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Opioids are killing more children and teens, too, study says

A growing number of children and adolescents in the United States are dying from opioid poisonings, a new study shows.


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Teens open up on sex to beat ‘toxic’ masculinity

An all-male group urges young men to look beyond traditional gender roles. It aims to tackle toxic masculinity in South Africa.


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Netflix’s Dumplin’ Is a Salve for Misfit Teens and Danielle Macdonald Is its Secret Weapon

The new movie Dumplin’, which premieres on Netflix Dec. 7, mixes the pain and acute embarrassment of being a teenager with the sweetness and tension that belie many female relationships. And it boasts a very special ingredient: the can-do spirit and songs of Dolly Parton.

Based on Julie Murphy’s 2015 young adult novel of the same name, Dumplin’ stars Danielle Macdonald, who broke out as an aspiring rapper in 2017’s Sundance darling Patti Cake$ . In it, she plays Willowdean Dixon, a Parton-obsessed Texas teen who struggles with her body image, especially following the death of her beloved aunt, her primary cheerleader in life. Unmoored, Willowdean is left to contend with her mother Rosie (Jennifer Aniston), a former beauty queen and current beauty pageant organizer. Rosie loves her daughter but can’t help making barbed comments about her weight, including constantly calling her “Dumplin’,” a nickname that invites taunts from others.

In a fit of rebellion, Willowdean decides to join the beauty pageant Rosie oversees along with a team of other misfits. Though at first she just wants to irk her mother, she soon finds herself upending beauty standards and claiming her place in the spotlight with the help of friends and a team of drag queens who specialize in dressing like—who else?—Dolly Parton.

Macdonald, 27, says making the film took her back her own adolescence, which was marked by insecurity. “I wanted to do it for my 16-year-old self,” she tells TIME. “There aren’t plus-sized teens represented in film who aren’t made the butt of a joke. I had to be a part of making this a reality.”

Though Dumplin’s Willowdean and Patti Cake$ ‘ Patti couldn’t be more different, the roles are thematically similar. In both films, Macdonald movingly depicts what it’s like to be a young person aspiring for something beyond what she already has. Macdonald particularly relates to Willowdean’s struggle to fit into a culture that has rigid ideals surrounding beauty. Though the character might appear to be thriving—she has good friends and the interest of a cute boy—the loss of her aunt and her complicated relationship with her mother erode her self-esteem.

“You can drive your own self crazy. You don’t have to be in a bad situation or be bullied every day to feel this way,” she says. As a teenager, she recalls, “I was constantly judging myself. That’s really the thing that gets you.”

Working with a female director, Anne Fletcher, and a core cast of mostly women also helped Macdonald to work out her own conflicts about the role. Originally from Australia, she was unfamiliar with the intense world of American beauty pageants, aside from having seen Miss Universe on TV. Pageants seemed “like a very American thing, a faraway movie thing more than reality,” she says.

Many of the girls on set had been involved in beauty pageants, and they offered Macdonald a sense of what drove them to participate in a tradition that many, including her character, at first, look down upon as shallow. “They love it,” she says. “It’s given them a confidence and a sisterhood.” They also helped to ease her anxiety about appearing in a swimsuit and dancing in front of an audience.

Dumplin‘ is propelled by a soundtrack by Parton, whose original song for the film, “Girl in the Movies,” is up for a Golden Globe. With a devotion inspired by her aunt, Willowdean knows every Parton song and shines in the moments during which she loses herself to classics like “9 to 5” and “Jolene.” The singer’s energy, even if it’s not seen, was felt by the entire cast. “Dolly is front and center,” says Macdonald. “She’s like, ‘Go be who you are. I’m going to be me.’”

Macdonald only wishes that more movies like Dumplin’ had been around when she was younger. Girls who watch it now can connect with the feeling of being one’s own harshest judge, she says, and take comfort in knowing that they are not alone. “You may realize you don’t have to be so hard on yourself,” she says. “The big message is: you’re the star in your own life. You don’t have to change, you are who you are. Go and do what you want to do.”


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Parent-child bond predicts depression, anxiety in teens attending high-achieving schools

Researchers have found the quality of the parent-child relationship steadily declined starting in grade 6, and levels of alienation, trust and communication in middle school predicted depressive symptoms and anxiety in grade 12.
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This teen’s body was ‘bending by the hour.’ His 18th surgery changed his life

John Sarcona was at a baseball game when his mother Joanne found the bloodied T-shirts in his laundry hamper. His bedding was bloody too, and she knew something had gone terribly wrong.


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Ford Motor To Not Reach 8% EBIT Margin Or High Teens ROIC Targets By 2020

Ford Motor Company (F) reaffirmed adjusted EPS guidance for the full-year in the range of $ 1.30 to $ 1.50 and positive cash flow that will be lower than 2017. The company noted that as a result of the higher costs and uncertainty impacting the entire sector, coupled with unexpected deterioration in the current year in the Europe and China business, it will not reach previously announced 8 percent EBIT margin or high teens ROIC targets by 2020.
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Kavanaugh hearings, Trump’s ‘young men in America’ remarks draw reactions from teens

“Nightline” spoke with a group of high schoolers in New York City to ask for their opinions on these recent events and their view of today’s political climate.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski breaks with GOP, votes ‘no’ on Kavanaugh; Entrepreneurs celebrate ‘Shark Tank’ show as it kicks off 10th season
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