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Friday, September 18, 2020
Help Your Graduate Turn a ‘Gap Year’ into a ‘Purpose Year’

Help Your Graduate Turn a ‘Gap Year’ into a ‘Purpose Year’

This year’s high school seniors didn’t exactly get the full graduation experience this year. In many cases, they missed the last few months of school and with it, proms, spring sports, end-of-school-year celebrations and even their own graduation ceremonies. As uncertainty about the fall looms, graduates may be considering something that is often done even…
Get Your Teen Ready for AP Exams with These Online Review Lessons

Get Your Teen Ready for AP Exams with These Online Review...

Photo: ShutterstockIn addition to the loss of a normal social life, the disruption of academic routines and the cancellation of end-of-school-year celebrations, many high school juniors and seniors (and even some sophomores) are now grappling with preparing at home to take challenging Advanced Placement tests. While taking AP classes is often a good method to…
What Parents Need to Know About TikTok’s New Parental Control Tool

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok’s New Parental Control Tool

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Photo: ShutterstockIf TikTok was having a moment before the pandemic, it’s really experiencing a surge in popularity and attention right now as tweens and teens everywhere are stuck at home and have nothing better to do than convince their parents to perform choreographed dances for social media. So the timing is good for the short-form…
How to Talk to Your Tweens About Personal Hygiene

How to Talk to Your Tweens About Personal Hygiene

Photo: ShutterstockTweens are going through a lot. Puberty is starting, their bodies are changing, their voices may be changing, and now we have saddled them with all sorts of new, unreasonable expectations, such as daily showering. Personal hygiene can be a touchy topic with pre-teens, but there are ways to handle it to make the…
What to Do When Your Teen Hates You

What to Do When Your Teen Hates You

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Photo: ShutterstockYou knew it was coming eventually, now, suddenly, your child is a teen, and everything about you is annoying or embarrassing—the shirt you’re wearing, the way you walk, the questions you ask, the gifts you buy, the pace at which you spread cream cheese on your bagel. The kid can’t stand being around you.…
Warn Your Kids About This Dangerous TikTok Challenge

Warn Your Kids About This Dangerous TikTok Challenge

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Photo: ShutterstockIt should go without saying that something called the “Skull Breaker Challenge” is Not A Good Idea, but apparently nothing goes without saying these days. So if you’ve got tweens or teens, it’s worth a mention so they don’t unwittingly get knocked to the floor in a violent fall that may cause a concussion…
Teens Are Still Vaping Flavors, Thanks To New Disposable Vape Pens

Teens Are Still Vaping Flavors, Thanks To New Disposable Vape Pens

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Disposable vapes may be hotter than Juul among kids, according to researcher Bonnie Halpern-Felsher. She received a bag of vape pens recently confiscated by a high school principal in northern California, with flavors like Banana Ice and Cool Mint. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher hide caption toggle caption Bonnie Halpern-Felsher Disposable vapes may be hotter than Juul among…
How to Talk to Teens About Sexual Violence

How to Talk to Teens About Sexual Violence

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Photo: ShutterstockSending your kids off to college is a big parenting rite of passage; it can also be terrifying. Suddenly, instead of seeing them every day, you don’t know where they are, what they’re doing or who they’re with. Parents of teenage girls, in particular, worry about their safety during a time when the #MeToo…
Teens With ADHD More Likely To Get Hooked On Nicotine,  Research Shows

Teens With ADHD More Likely To Get Hooked On Nicotine, ...

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Vaping use among high school students is rising and that's likely driving an increase in nicotine use. Teenagers who may be more likely to get hooked are those with ADHD.
When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to Seek Help

When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to...

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Hokyoung Kim for NPR and KHN Hokyoung Kim for NPR and KHN Nothing Jenn and Jason learned in parenting class prepared them for the challenges they've faced raising a child prone to violent outbursts. The couple are parents to two siblings whom they first fostered as toddlers and later adopted. (NPR has agreed not to…

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