Anxiety, depression and drug addiction are the leading problems in a deepening mental health crisis among America's young people. Mental health problems among the country's youth have expanded beyond racial, gender and socio-economic lines, with an overwhelming majority of teens in a Pew Research Center survey saying anxiety, depression, bullying and drug addiction are the biggest problems affecting their peers. About 70 percent of U. Nearly all, or 96 percent of teens, said those mental health issues are at least a "minor problem" in their friends' lives.
Teenagers face real problems on a daily basis during the most awkward growth stages of their lives; between 13 and years-old. During this time, teens are exposed to some overwhelming external and internal struggles. Teens go through, and are expected to cope with hormonal changes, puberty, social and parental forces, work and school pressures, as well as encountering many conditions and problems. Teens feel overwhelmed when faced with unprecedented stresses concerning school and college, and career confusion situations.
I took a good look at my teenager, followed him around, interviewed him and other teenagers, did some research, and this is what I found. Recently, I attended a school program with other parents of teenagers. The conversation was mainly complaints about raising teenagers.
Reading is an invaluable skill that's important to just about every aspect of our daily lives, from communications to the way we work to the food we eat. The ability to read and understand text is something that children typically begin to pick up on beginning around age five or six, but for some, reading doesn't click right away. If kids struggle with reading in their younger years, it increases the odds that they'll do so as adults. Despite being a global economic and political leader, illiteracy continues to be a pervasive problem in the U.