June 24, 2017

Best not to be coolest kid in middle school later

coolest kid in middle schoolIt might have been tough not being the coolest kid in middle school, but new research shows that teens who weren’t part of the in crowd go on to have healthier lives once they hit adulthood.

A study published Thursday in the journalChild Development shares that teens who were so focused on being popular were often unable to develop the social skills needed for successful friendships and relationships later down the road, and some also had issues with substance abuse. In 1998, researchers began following almost 200 13-year-olds — 86 males and 98 females.Read more

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