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Adolescence is a time of growth, development and change. Your teen will develop emotionally and socially as well as physically. This development may seem seamless to you, but there are distinct things happening in your teenager's social and emotional development that are helping them become who they are going to be - helping them to form their identity. While these changes don't follow a timeline to the date of your teen's birthday - your 14-year-old may still act like a 13-year-old socially - teens of different ages do have different social and emotional focuses andbehaviors. Here we have a list of them by age.
Thirteen-year-old teens are dealing with the physical changes in their body - puberty - emotionally as well as physically. Change is not easy for most people at any age and your 13-year-old is dealing with one of the biggest changes of their lives. This will cause your young teen to feel uncertain, moody and be sensitive to what others think of them, especially their peers.
In 2010, males ages 15 to 19 were nearly four times more likely to commit suicide, six times more likely to be victims of homicide, and eight times more likely to be involved in a firearm-related death than were females of the same age.
Homicide and suicide is the second and third leading causes of death, respectively, among teen’s ages 15 to 19, after unintentional injury In 2010, firearms were the instrument of death in 85 percent of teen homicides and 40 percent of teen suicides.While non-firearm injuries result in death in only one out of every 760 cases, almost one in four youth firearm injuries are fatal.
Although other teens are the perpetrators of many of the homicides of teens below age 18, two-thirds of the murderers are eighteen or older.] Gang involvement has been associated with many teen murders; in 2002, nearly three-quarters of teen homicides were attributed to gang violence. Although school-related homicides receive substantial media attention, in the 2009-10 school years they accounted for about one percent of all child homicides.
Mood disorders, such as depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disease, are major risk factors for suicide among children and adolescents. One study found that more than 90 percent of children and adolescents who committed suicide had some type of mental disorder. Stressful life events and low levels of communication with parents may also be significant risk factors. Female teens are about twice as likely to attempt suicide; however, males are much more likely to actually commit suicide.
More than 4 in 10 teens admit to texting while driving, and those that do are more likely to engage in other risks while driving.
If your teen texts while driving, chances are he or she also practices other dangerous motor vehicle habits — including failing to buckle up and driving after they have been drinking, a new federal analysis finds.
In 2011, 45% of all students 16 and older reported that they had texted or e-mailed while driving during the past 30 days, says the study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reported in June's Pediatrics, released online today.
Teens who texted while driving were five times more likely than those who didn't to drive when they had been drinking alcohol. And the more they texted the worse their seat belt habit. Teens who texted every day while driving during the past month were more than 40% more likely to not always wear their seat belts than were teens who engaged in texting while driving once or twice in the past 30 days.
It's not surprising that kids who take such risks in one area may be more likely to take risks in other areas, says CDC Director Thomas Frieden.
"But the big picture is that the greatest single risk to teenagers in this country is getting hurt or killed in a motor vehicle crash; that's the most likely thing to result in their death," he says. "And texting while driving makes teen driving even more dangerous."
Interview with Mallori Canceled!!! Because this interview was canceled take a listen to 30 minutes of music highlights from previous Urban Teen Radio Show Artists featuring Kourtney Heart, J.Ovanni, Diva Keldamuzik, Brooklyn Haley, Jay Sangz, K'Sandra and Simenona!
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Mallori is a Pop artist from St. Louis, MO. Since the age of 6 she has been performing and singing. Her family would gather around at home to watch her sing and dance in the living room. This was just the start of Mallori's passion for the music industry. One of Mallori's famous performing spots was the Saint Louis Arch location. Upon performing there lead to being noticed by an Indie Label. In 2009 Mallori Nicole won Pop Artist of the year at the Teen Swag Awards, and won Alternative Artist of the year at the St. Louis Traffic Music Awards.
Acclaimed A-list dancer and rising solo artist Alvester Martin concludes his illustrious dancing career as the male lead in Michael Jackson’s latest music video titled A Place With No Name, the second single off of the musical icon's posthumous album Xscape. The video went viral last night via Michael Jackson's Twitter, and everyone is talking about it!
Finally stepping into his own, and already noticed for his good looks by Essence Magazine, Alvester has recently signed with Universal Music Group as a solo recording artist. His debut album entitled Love Me or Leave Me is slated for release in the Fall/Winter of 2014, and will be exclusively distributed through Emagine/Universal Music Group.
Larry "LAK" Henderson, The Hiphop Educator, is the founder and CEO of Smart Music Entertainment, and the creator of a new sound of hip-hop music that uniquely inspires people of all ages. His album, Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education, has hit Amazon bestseller lists (#1 in Hot New Releases and #8 in Educational Music), and has received airplay on major radio stations around the world, due to his combination of deep, historical insights and authentic hip-hop sound.
This episode of Urban Annapolis Magazine Radio will focus on the Art of Professional Networking. No matter your business of profession, networking with the right people, entities and organizations can hold the key to your success.
Join #TeamUAM as we discuss this art with our audience and our special guests! This episode is especially important for professionals, entrepreneurs, those seeking to elevate their positions and those who are job searching.
A few of our special guests today will be Mr. Leutrell Osborne, Sr. He is an inspirational leader, entrepreneur, master networker, transformation agent and recognized as a national and international security expert, who was hired by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for over 26 years. He has distinguished himself as a Counter Intelligence (CI) expert who has supervised CIA agents and assets in over 30 countries and traveled to more than 100 foreign cities in over five different continents. www.LeutrellOsborne.weebly.com
And also, Crystal Johnson, a community organizer and youth Development educator in faith-based organizations.
And finally, Natasha Jackson, former Boys & Girls Club Director for the Baltimore Region, now in Atlanta pursuing a career in entertainment.
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Born and raised in the Metro Washington, DC area to Debra D. Thompson and Sherman (Hajji) Harrison. Shamara is an American Singer-Songwriter. Shamara wants nothing more in life than the opportunity to bless the world with her musical gift. She began singing and performing at the tender age of 4. Growing up with a diverse musical background she strives for perfection of her craft, and uses her journey as motivation. Music runs through her veins and continues to be the back drop of her every day life.
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