Teens & Tweens Article Listings

Recent Studies and Reports Prove E-Cigarettes Not as Safe as Previously Thought
17October

Recent Studies and Reports Prove E-Cigarettes Not as Safe...

With its popularity amongst tobacco users first making its mark during the early 2010s, e-cigarettes, aka "vapes," have since risen from abject obscurity to ubiquitous, cultural fetishization, ostensibly cementing a...

Study Finds Utah Teens are Far More Depressed Than Teens from Other Regions
06November

Study Finds Utah Teens are Far More Depressed Than Teens...

Utah’s Teens Are Increasingly Becoming More Depressed and Suicidal, Survey Finds While every demographic in the United States has seen depression rates rise, no other group has become more affected than that of young people -...

School Leadership and the Importance of Truly Professional Relationships
31January

School Leadership and the Importance of Truly...

School Principals are No Longer “The Boss,” but Now the “Stirrers of the Sauce” “One part trust, one part admiration, one part compassion… and we hold the spoon, we’re the stirrers of...

It's High Time to Finally Talk About the Big Elephant in U.S. Classrooms
29January

It's High Time to Finally Talk About the Big...

They Shoot Crazed Elephants, Don't They? “I bought my friend an elephant for his room. He said thank you. I said, “Don’t mention it.” --anonymous pun There’s a really, really, really big elephant...

NASA Space Heroes, the Vietnam War, and School Shootings All Fodder for Desensitization
25January

NASA Space Heroes, the Vietnam War, and School Shootings...

Comfortably Numb: The Desensitization of Americans About School Shootings Once Upon a Time "To infinity and beyond!" --Buzz Lightyear Once upon a time, everyone knew America’s first astronauts. The Right Stuff legends were...

Teens, Negative Body Image, and School
23January

Teens, Negative Body Image, and School

Negative Body Image: Do We Do Near Enough in Schools? I was always the smallest kid in school through my junior year. I was born 2-months premature, weighing in at a strapping 3 pounds, and stretching to a gangly 12-inches. Finding a...

A Death Sentence for High School Sports
22January

A Death Sentence for High School Sports

Kill High School Sports? Are You Criminal? “Take me out to the ballgame,” has a totally different meaning when it becomes “Take the ballgame out of me,” and the repercussions could well be fatal. Making the...

Caregivers: Who's There for Them When They Need Someone?
17January

Caregivers: Who's There for Them When They Need...

Caregivers: Who's There for Them When They Need Someone? I taught in classrooms and administrated entire schools for more than 3-decades, and I can say that no one was there for me when I experienced my first student who used a gun...

Our Justice System is Failing Teens of Color But One Alternative-to-Jail Program Seems to Have an Answer
28December

Our Justice System is Failing Teens of Color But One...

 Here in America, we have a serious issue with how we treat our nation's troubled youth. More specifically, we have a serious problem with how our judicial courts perceive, alienate, and fail to "rehabilitate" millions of minor,...