More siblings mean poorer mental health for teens

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Teens from larger families have poorer mental health than those with fewer siblings, according to a large analysis of children in the United States and China. The details of the pattern vary depending on factors such as the spacing of sibling ages and the age of the siblings. But the fact that the overall pattern … Read more

NM governor’s juvenile justice crackdown reverses reforms based on research : Shots

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Serenity Mesa is a small, nonprofit addiction treatment center for teens that overlooks the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. Co-founder David Burke says he is troubled by a recent decision by New Mexico’s governor to send more arrested teens to juvenile detention, which he says won’t help with underlying problems like substance use. Megan Myscofski/KUNM hide … Read more

UK parents urged not to buy children anti-ageing skin products | Children

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Leading dermatologists have said that children as young as 10 are putting pressure on their parents into buying them expensive anti-ageing skincare products, which experts say could damage their sensitive skin. Dermatologists expressed concern that the trend, largely driven by girls seeing products on social media, had left children “obsessed with ageing”. Experts recommend a … Read more