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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
More Teenagers Than Ever Are Vaping. Here’s What We understand About Their Routines

More Teenagers Than Ever Are Vaping. Here’s What We understand About...

Three years ago, only about one in ten high school students reported having recently used e-cigarettes. But a study published this week in JAMA shows the proportion of students vaping nicotine has now grown to more than one in four. Researchers from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed…
More LOLs, Less Zzzs: Teenagers Might Be Losing Sleep Over Social Network

More LOLs, Less Zzzs: Teenagers Might Be Losing Sleep Over Social...

Girl texting on smartphone at home martin-dm/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption martin-dm/Getty Images Girl texting on smartphone at home martin-dm/Getty Images Today's teens have a lot on their plate. They strive for perfect grades, college-essay worthy volunteer gigs, trophies in multiple sports — and many of them still find hours a day to spend…
Teenagers keep outmaneuvering Apple’s functions for restricting screen time, and moms and dads are beginning to get annoyed (AAPL)

Teenagers keep outmaneuvering Apple’s functions for restricting screen time, and moms...

Kids are outsmarting parents and Silicon Valley engineers when it comes to using their phones. Children as young as 9 continue to find new ways to avoid parental controls on their devices, according to a report from Reed Albergotti at the Washington Post. Screen Time is an iOS tool that lets users block content, set…
Talented Teenagers With Autism Get In Touch With Similar Kids At Mathematics And Science Camp

Talented Teenagers With Autism Get In Touch With Similar Kids At...

The University of Iowa is working to include teens on the autism spectrum in its programs for gifted students. Jeremy Leung for NPR hide caption toggle caption Jeremy Leung for NPR The University of Iowa is working to include teens on the autism spectrum in its programs for gifted students. Jeremy Leung for NPR Educators…
A Moms and dad’s Guide to VSCO Ladies

A Moms and dad’s Guide to VSCO Ladies

If you’ve noticed that your tween or teen girl has been regularly wearing a uniform of oversized T-shirts, Birkenstock sandals, shell necklaces and messy buns held in place with scrunchies, she may be a VSCO girl—especially if she’s been begging for you to splurge on a $35 Hydro Flask. She’s a popular, trendy girl, and…
When Can Kids Flight in the Front Seat of the Cars and truck?

When Can Kids Flight in the Front Seat of the Cars...

If you want a quick and simple answer to one question on every tween’s mind—When can I sit in the front seat?—it’s this: Age 13. That’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends and is widely accepted as the safest age among car seat safety experts. But it’s a little more nuanced than that and…
How To Talk with Teenagers About Vaping

How To Talk with Teenagers About Vaping

Vaping has become ever-present among teens, but the health risks are real. How do you talk to your kids about vaping? Meaghan Browning/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Meaghan Browning/Getty Images Vaping has become ever-present among teens, but the health risks are real. How do you talk to your kids about vaping? Meaghan Browning/Getty Images…
Secure Free Online SAT and ACT Preparation Classes Beginning Next Week

Secure Free Online SAT and ACT Preparation Classes Beginning Next Week

Photo: Shutterstock You may have heard that college is expensive. There’s the tuition, of course, the room and board, the textbooks, the ridiculous amount of food consumed. But it can also be pricey just to try to get to college. Before you ever even go dorm-room decor shopping, junior has to be accepted to the…
What Moms And Dads Required to Learn About the Vaping Health Problem

What Moms And Dads Required to Learn About the Vaping Health...

Photo: John Keeble (Getty Images) You’ve likely always suspected that vaping wasn’t the healthiest habit for anyone, let alone teenagers, to pick up. And now it seems we are collecting proof of that, as hundreds of people across the country are contracting a severe lung illness linked to vaping—and many of them are teens or…
Motivate Teenagers to ‘Speak Prior To They Send Out’

Motivate Teenagers to ‘Speak Prior To They Send Out’

Photo: Shutterstock Whenever I start to tell my son, “Your words have power, so...” he finishes my sentence with, “...so choose them wisely, I know.” As a writer, I do put a heavy value on word choice and the beauty of language. But what I really mean is: Think before you speak—what you’re about to…

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