A Wave of Anti-Transgender Legislation

Across the U.S., dozens of bills have been proposed that aim to restrict the lives of transgender youth. What’s in those bills? And why are they being introduced?

#same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Emerging From the Pandemic With Acne, Facial Hair and Body Odor

Young people experiencing the body changes of puberty without being in school are facing a unique set of challenges. Here’s how parents can support them.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #menstruation, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Tools to Help Teens Talk About Sexual Assault and Harassment

A sex ed teacher talks about how young people can try to keep themselves safe from sexual assault and be allies to others.

#alcoholic-beverages, #content-type-service, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #sex, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Parents, Stop Talking About the ‘Lost Year’

Teenagers and tweens will be fine, experts say — if adults model resilience.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #friendship, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #middle-school, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states

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Republicans Find a Cruel New Culture War: Transgender Rights

Arkansas lawmakers’ move against trans people reflects a larger strategy.

#arkansas, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us, #women-and-girls

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Transgender Childhood Is Not a ‘Trend’

As far back as historians have found evidence of transgender people, they’ve found transgender children.

#arkansas, #children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Teenage Brains Are More Vulnerable to Marijuana, Federal Data Suggests

Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults.

#addiction-psychology, #age-chronological, #alcohol-abuse, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #e-cigarettes, #marijuana, #sedatives, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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‘Kid 90’ and the Days When Even Wild TV Teens Had Privacy

A documentary from Soleil Moon Frye, star of “Punky Brewster,” and a reunion of “The Real World” remind us that Gen X didn’t curate themselves for mass consumption.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #generation-x, #gosselaar-mark-paul, #hulu-com, #kid-90-movie, #los-angeles-calif, #millennial-generation, #moon-frye-soleil, #movies, #mtv-networks, #new-york-city, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #the-real-world-tv-program, #the-real-world-homecoming-new-york-tv-program

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Teenagers, Anxiety Can Be Your Friend

Think of it as a personal warning system that will help you notice when things are on the wrong track.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Pennsylvania Woman Accused of Using Deepfake Technology to Harass Cheerleaders

Three teenagers in a Bucks County cheerleading program were subjected to a campaign of harassment using altered videos and spoof phone numbers, police officials said.

#artificial-intelligence, #bucks-county-pa, #bullies, #cellular-telephones, #cyberharassment, #rumors-and-misinformation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #text-messaging, #wireless-communications

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In the Junior Iditarod, Teens and Dogs Race Through Alaska

The Junior Iditarod, the longest race in Alaska for competitors under 18, is a chance for young mushers to prove their skills.

#alaska, #iditarod-trail-sled-dog-race-alaska, #photography, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Coming of Age: Teens on Coping With a Pandemic Year

Teens across the United States show us how they have met life’s challenges in the midst of a pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole

The more students fall behind in the pandemic, the less likely they are to feel that they can catch up.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #homework, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring

A retelling of “The Great Gatsby,” a healer fighting for her freedom and more: Here are 13 upcoming Y.A. titles you won’t want to miss this spring.

#albertalli-becky, #between-the-bliss-and-me-book, #bones-of-a-saint-book, #books-and-literature, #boulley-angeline, #bromfield-asha, #choi-mary-h-k, #couch-robbie, #farley-grant, #firekeepers-daughter-book, #from-little-tokyo-with-love-book, #garrett-camryn, #hurricane-summer-book, #kate-in-waiting-book, #khan-sabina, #kuhn-sarah-author, #mason-lizzy, #morris-brittney-author, #noni-lynette, #off-the-record-book, #reed-amy-author, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tell-me-my-name-book, #the-cost-of-knowing-book, #the-prison-healer-book, #the-sky-blues-book, #yolk-book, #zara-hossain-is-here-book

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We Want to Hear From Teen Parents

The Times would love to hear from you about your experience parenting as a teenager during the pandemic.

#parenting, #teenage-pregnancy, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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The Outsized Influence of Teen T. Rex and Other Young Dinosaurs

A deep dive into dinosaur data suggests that teenage T. rexes and other juvenile carnivores shaped their ecosystems.

#children-and-childhood, #dinosaurs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #paleontology, #research, #science-journal, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #youth

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Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines on children 12 and older and hope to have results by the summer.

#children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #immune-system, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #novavax-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts

Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #jama-psychiatry-journal, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pediatrics-journal, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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At a Heavy Metal Concert, Balancing Independence With Boundaries

My mother, a freewheeling feminist, gave me freedom, while her mother gave me a nest of safety. Both shaped how I’m raising my own daughter.

#families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #parenting, #pop-and-rock-music, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vans-warped-tour-music-event

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Advice on How to Become a Foster Parent

The process has changed during the pandemic, but getting started is easier than you might think.

#adoptions, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Helping a Teen Who Is Angry About House Rules on Covid

Our grandson’s friends don’t socialize safely, so we don’t want him to see them. How do we keep his anger about it from causing chaos in our home?

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #depression-mental, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets

A new study found that high school students aren’t getting enough produce.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vegetables

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What Kamala Harris Means For Girls

Feeling things is an act of bravery.

#harris-kamala-d, #love-emotion, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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When I Was Labeled a ‘Troubled’ Teen, I Obliged

I was sent to three “tough love” programs meant to redirect me. Trying to run away from one made me feel that I had no choice but to become what I had been told I was.

#families-and-family-life, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Child Welfare Agency Cuts Ties to Professor Over Pedophile Studies

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services will no longer work with Theo Sandfort, a professor who headed a separate study on L.G.B.T.Q. youth in foster care.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #foster-care, #hansell-david, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #netherlands, #new-york-city, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #theo-sandfort, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Swimming With My Shirt Off

At 13, I was a guy with breasts, and I needed to get rid of them to survive my upcoming teenage years.

#breasts, #guatemala-city-guatemala, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #plastic-surgery, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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4 Young Adult Crossover Novels

The latest fiction from Nic Stone, Elizabeth Wein, David Yoon and Arvin Ahmadi.

#ahmadi-arvin, #books-and-literature, #dear-justyce-book, #how-it-all-blew-up-book, #stone-nic-author, #super-fake-love-song-book, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #the-enigma-code-book, #wein-elizabeth, #yoon-david

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Teaching My Kids to Drive While Black

I’ve raised them to be confident and to advocate for themselves. Now here I was saying, don’t do it with the police.

#automobiles, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #families-and-family-life, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #parenting, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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‘Giving Voice’ Review: August Wilson Is Uplifting a New Generation

Netflix’s inspirational documentary follows talented theater kids who are devoting themselves to Wilson’s writing.

#davis-viola, #documentary-films-and-programs, #giving-voice-movie, #henderson-stephen-mckinley, #stern-james-d, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #theater, #villena-fernando, #washington-denzel, #wilson-august

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How to Talk to Kids About Porn

I teach sex ed. In light of a recent report on exploitation of children on the site Pornhub, I have some talking points for parents.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #parenting, #pornhub, #sex-crimes, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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How Nick Kroll Became the Picasso of Puberty

His show “Big Mouth” is a seriously funny — and surprisingly mature — exploration of humanity’s most horrifying shared experience.

#big-mouth-tv-program, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #goldberg-andrew-filmmaker, #kroll-nick, #netflix-inc, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #writing-and-writers

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The Risks of Another Epidemic: Teenage Vaping

“We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control,” one investigator said.

#addiction-psychology, #e-cigarettes, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #juul-labs-inc, #lungs, #nicotine, #puff-bar-disposable, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Students Return For the Holidays

Plan out the trip home and set ground rules for safe socializing. And remember that they’ve had a tough year, too, so give them the space to talk about it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #thanksgiving-day

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Teens in Covid Isolation: ‘I Felt Like I Was Suffocating’

Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

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A Man in a Black Ski Mask Cuts Short a 17-Year-Old’s Life

Derek Trucios, 17, was the third teenager to die in Brooklyn this week, as a wave of gun violence takes a high toll among young New Yorkers.

#brooklyn-nyc, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #trucios-derek-d-2020

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How to Do School When Motivation Has Gone Missing

Here’s what teenagers can do to equip themselves to move forward during this difficult and frustrating time.

#content-type-service, #education-k-12, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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What It’s Like to Be a Teen During the Pandemic

It’s rough for adolescents during the pandemic. Here’s what they’re going through, and how you can help.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Meet the Next Generation of Cabaret Showstoppers

Teens competing for the New York Cabaret Convention are proving that young people are invested in the Great American Songbook.

#content-type-personal-profile, #contests-and-prizes, #henry-savannah-lee, #jazz, #mcneill-kylie, #music, #new-york-cabaret-convention, #parasram-julia, #poroye-jennifer, #reno-anais, #shepherd-leonay, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #theater

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How Parents Can Support Teenagers in the Pandemic College Process

With college admissions significantly altered this year, pay attention to what your child wants and needs.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sat-college-admission-test, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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She’s 13, and the Source of a Family’s Covid-19 Outbreak

The C.D.C. and four state health departments described how one girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives during a gathering.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #illinois, #massachusetts, #morbidity-and-mortality-weekly-report, #research, #rhode-island, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Dear Teenagers, Here’s How to Protect Your Emotional Well-Being

Guidance for teenagers on staying steady in the turmoil of the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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For Young People’s Sexual Health, the Pandemic Changes the Game

The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #sex, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Do Viral Videos Really Tell You Anything About Today’s Teens?

A teenager’s musings about math went viral, activating a whole ecosystem of online debate. It all said a lot less about her than about the world around her.

#mathematics, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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E-Cigarette Use Falls Sharply Among Teenagers, C.D.C. Finds

The encouraging public health news was tempered by evidence that many high school users were taking advantage of a regulatory loophole to get access to flavored products.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #e-cigarettes, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

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Kenny Ortega, Teen Whisperer

With the new Netflix series “Julie and the Phantoms,” the man behind “High School Musical” hopes to create another generation of young stars. How does he do it? By seeing teenagers for who they are.

#actors-and-actresses, #high-school-musical-movie, #hudgens-vanessa-anne, #julie-and-the-phantoms-tv-program, #music, #netflix-inc, #ortega-kenny-1950, #reyes-madison-actor, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #television, #walt-disney-company

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11 Students on a First Day of School Like No Other

Students across the country discussed math, masks and managing anxiety as the year begins.

#cherry-hill-nj, #children-and-childhood, #chillicothe-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #florida, #georgia, #home-schooling, #kennesaw-ga, #miami-fla, #tacoma-wash, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #wilmington-del, #zoom-video-communications

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When My Dad Turned Off the Internet

I’m 16. When my parents were my age, they didn’t have the internet and they didn’t have a pandemic.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Young People Are Fighting Hunger and Finding Purpose

“These amazing young kids are running the whole show,” said the owner of the Wood Cafe, which gives away food. “Their energy propels it.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #empathy, #food, #food-insecurity, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #volunteers-and-community-service, #youth

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The 2020 Back-to-School List for Teens’ Emotional Well-Being

Forget backpacks and binders. Here are the essentials teenagers will need for the strange school year ahead.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #parenting, #quarantines, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

In a new C.D.C. survey, 18- to 24-year-olds reported the highest levels of symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a quarter of them said they had seriously considered suicide.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #depression-mental, #firearms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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