Adolescent Health

Take care of your adolescent's health and well-being with these essential tips. Learn how to promote a healthy lifestyle and support their physical and emotional development.
Adolescent Brains Are Wired to Want Status and Respect: That's an Opportunity for Teachers and Parents Fruit, Parents, Social Emotional Learning, Science And Technology, Intervention, Homeschool Education, Human Development, Pathology, Eighth Grade

Here is a parable for our time: There once was an adult who wanted to encourage eighth graders to eat healthier food. The adult designed a lesson plan full of nutritional information—why fruit and vegetables are good for you, why junk food is bad for you, and so on. A similar approach had worked with younger children. But the eighth graders declared the intervention—and, if we’re being honest, the adult—boring. They carried on eating junk food, some of them in greater quantities than they…

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