Tag Archives: adolescent risk-taking

The Milk Crate Challenge and Other Dares on Social Media

Teenagers love social media, and they love dares. Unfortunately, sometimes these can mix into a bad combination. Lately, TikTok in particular has had several dares or challenges go viral that are quite dangerous. In the “blackout challenge,” young people are encouraged to hold their breath until they pass out. In the “Benadryl challenge,” youth intentionally consume large amounts of the

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The Reasons Behind Teens’ Risky Behavior And What Parents Can Do

Ever had that moment where you want to ask your teen, “What were you thinking?!?” Unfortunately, as teens walk the path of becoming independent adults, exploring their limits and abilities is part of developing their identities. Risk-taking is an important way for teenagers to learn about themselves. It peaks at around 15-16 years and tends to tail off by early

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