Teens

Teens

Cool Northeast Ohio Hangouts for Teens and Tweens

As children get older, spending time with their friends becomes more and more important — and playdates and playgrounds just don’t cut it. Luckily, Northeast Ohio offers a variety of places where tweens and teens can hang out, have fun and stay safe. ...
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Focus on Health, Not Weight for Teens

It can be easy for teens to fret about the number on the bathroom scale, especially teens who struggle with their weight. read more

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Is College Credit Plus a Good Fit for Your Middle or High Schooler?

By Sarah West  

Many parents of middle and high school students have, in the last year, become aware of College Credit Plus (CCP), a program instituted in 2015 as an

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Fun Gift Ideas for the Picky Teenager

Ah, the joys of raising a teenager. Unexplained bouts of grumpiness, constant moodiness, and messy rooms are the hallmarks of living with a teen in the house. For all

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Sobering Facts About Teen Alcohol Abuse

Teens experiment with alcohol for a number of reasons. Some may drink to appear older or because of peer pressure. Others may begin using it because of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety or as a coping mechanism if they are facing challenging situations in their homes or at school. Teens — and their still developing brains — can be especially vulnerable to the dangers of alcohol abuse. ...
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#CLEMAMA — Teen’s Perspective on Working a Part-Time Job

It's a teen takeover as Makayla writes the CLE Mama column for mom Sara Carnes — morning show co-host at 95.5 The Fish and Northeast Ohio Parent columnist. She provides valuable information to parents — from her perspective — about the benefits of teens having part-time jobs, along with great tips on how to support their decision and search. ...
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Summit for Kids Honors Akron Teen for Non-Profit Group that Helps Peers

Maria Paparella, 18, of Akron, founder of the nonprofit organization known as Chair-ity, which provides furniture and household goods to teenagers who have emancipated through Summit County Children Services, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Russ Pry Youth Award. ...
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Summer Test Prep for Teens

Summer is here and it’s time to shed that backpack and officially put all things academic aside, right? Not just yet. For rising juniors and seniors, this is actually a great time to focus on preparing for fall ACT and SAT exams. The first ACT and SAT exams for 2016-17 are given soon after the start of the school year, so students should take advantage of this time without other academic obligations to focus on test preparation. ...
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Food Fight: Helping Teens to Eat Healthier

What do you do when your teenager eats poorly? How can you help guide them back toward healthy habits without it turning into a food fight? Struggles with food among teens are common and normal. Experts say by trying to control their diet, you will likely end up doing more harm than good. ...
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Teen Tech Week is March 6-12

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase great digital resources and services. Library staff around the region are offering teens an opportunity to engage in a variety of free STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities. ...
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