JoJo Siwa Wants to Be ‘a Role Model for People Who Love Love’

At 18, the “Dance Moms” and internet star is returning to reality TV as half of the first same-sex partnership on “Dancing on the Stars.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #dance-moms-tv-program, #dancing, #dancing-with-the-stars-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #siwa-jojo, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Ben Platt Isn’t the Oldest Adult to Play a Teenager Onscreen

Here are our picks for the most memorable performances with the biggest age gaps between star and character. Did they pull it off?

#actors-and-actresses, #age-chronological, #breakfast-at-tiffanys-movie, #dirty-dancing-movie, #ferris-buellers-day-off-movie, #grease-movie, #grey-jennifer, #hepburn-audrey, #mean-girls-movie, #movies, #platt-ben-1993, #ruck-alan-1956, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #thompson-emma, #travolta-john

The Teenagers Are Taking Over Tennis. That Might Not End Well.

The U.S. Open play of Leylah Fernandez, Carlos Alcaraz and Emma Raducanu has been exhilarating. But if the past is prelude, rough seas are ahead.

#alcaraz-carlos-2003, #auger-aliassime-felix-2000, #fernandez-leylah-2002, #gauff-cori-2004, #osaka-naomi-1997, #raducanu-emma-2002, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #youth

This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap

Loneliness among students has soared worldwide. It doesn’t have to be like that.

#education-k-12, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smartphones, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Juul Is Fighting to Keep Its E-Cigarettes on the U.S. Market

The company faces declining sales and thousands of lawsuits claiming it knowingly sold its trendy vaping products to minors. Soon the F.D.A. will decide whether it can keep selling them at all.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #crosthwaite-k-c, #e-cigarettes, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #nicotine, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Juul Settles N.C. Vaping Case, Agrees to Pay $40 Million

The settlement is the first in a stream of lawsuits against the company, which has been accused of deceptive marketing practices that contributed to a wave of nicotine addiction in teenagers.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #e-cigarettes, #juul-labs-inc, #smoking-and-tobacco, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

Candidates’ Blueprints for Easing the Housing Crisis

Democrats running for mayor face a problem that may have worsened during the pandemic.Their plans have overlaps and differences.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stringer-scott-m, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Queer Y.A. Literature’s Healing Power

New Y.A. literature, television and film let me imagine a better future. 

#books-and-literature, #love-emotion, #marriages, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Teens Are Rarely Hospitalized With Covid, but Cases Can Be Severe

Adolescents were hospitalized with Covid three times as often as with flu, researchers reported. Nearly one-third wound up in I.C.U.s.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #influenza, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Why Teens Need a Break This Summer

The pandemic has been the psychological workout of their lives. The next few months can be a time of recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #parenting, #summer-season, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

Moderna Vaccine Highly Effective in Adolescents, Company Says

The U.S., which has a surplus of vaccines, could soon have two options for teens while many countries face shortages.

#children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Juul Wanted to Disrupt Big Tobacco. Instead It Created an Epidemic of Addiction.

In “The Devil’s Playbook,” Lauren Etter tells the story of the rise and fall of the start-up that tried to upend the cigarette industry.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #books-and-literature, #bowen-adam, #e-cigarettes, #etter-lauren, #juul-labs-inc, #monsees-james, #nicotine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #start-ups, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #the-devils-playbook-big-tobacco-juul-and-the-addiction-of-a-new-generation-book

Mae Martin Embraces Ambiguity in ‘Feel Good,’ and in Life

In an interview, the creator and star of the Netflix comedy discusses the hazy line between fact and fiction, the value of uncertainty and the joy of finally getting to be a leading man.

#addiction-psychology, #british-academy-of-film-and-television, #content-type-personal-profile, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #feel-good-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kudrow-lisa, #london-england, #martin-mae, #netflix-inc, #optimism, #page-elliot-1987, #pessimism, #ritchie-charlotte-1989, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #television, #toronto-ontario

How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK?

In the pandemic, many of the traditional measures that indicate a teen is thriving have been rendered irrelevant.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Teens Are in Crisis. So Are Their Parents.

As hard as it is to be a teen today, it’s draining being the parent of one.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

With Covid Vaccines for Teens and Kids, Timing Matters

There can be a seven- or eight-week window around Covid vaccines when other shots can’t be given, so those who need them for camp, school or sports have to plan ahead.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #meningitis, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youth

FDA Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week

The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #pfizer-inc, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

The New Teenage Milestones

As Sweet Sixteens, proms and graduation ceremonies were disrupted or canceled, kids turned their losses into opportunities for new traditions with friends.

#colleges-and-universities, #education-secondary, #parties-social, #proms, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic

Here’s what parents need to know.

#anorexia-nervosa, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight

Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Share Their Stories in New Book Series

Written by four teenagers, the books aim to open up conversations about young people who are transgender or nonbinary.

#books-and-literature, #education-k-12, #gender, #gendercool-project, #non-binary, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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