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Too Strict? You're Creating a Juvenile Delinquent

"Spare the rod and spoil the child" may seem like good parental advice, but it's doesn't work: Authoritarian parents are more likely to raise disrespectful, delinquent children who do not see them as legitimate authority figures than authoritative parents who...
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Why Do Some Teens Join Gangs?

Gangs are a major problem in urban areas, and now scientists have discovered that boys who carry a particular variation of a gene known as MAOA, which is sometimes called the "warrior gene," are more likely not only to join gangs but also to be among the most violent members and to use weapons. This finding does not apply to girls (who also...

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Dreamland Guest Predicted School Killings

Newswise - On Monday, 16-year-old Jeffrey Weise, a high school studenton the Red Lake Chippewa Indian Reservation in northernMinnesota, shot and killed his grandparents, five fellowstudents, a teacher and a security guard, as well ashimself--and Dreamland guest Loren Coleman, author ofthe Copycat Effect predicted it.Like the...

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Teens Have Terrible Health

The least healthy age group is teenagers. In some ways, they are even less healthy than seniors, most of whom are at least addressing their health problems. Teens have more sexual diseases than any other group, as well as high rates of alcoholism and drug addiction. They also smoke more and eat unhealthy diets. There's a plague of teenage...

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Why Teens Have Sex

New research shows parents who smoke, drink and otherwise put their health at risk are more likely to have teenagers who experiment with sex. The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a school-based study of adolescents, shows that children of parents who smoke are 50% more likely to have sex by age 15. Teenagers whose parents...

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