teens

Up in Smoke 

Vaping -- the act of inhaling a vapor produced by a handheld device, such as an e-cigarette -- has been popular in the United States for more than a decade. During that time, the popularity of vaping among teens has...

Tackling the College Essay 

The complicated college application process can make your teen’s head spin. But one part of the college application process is strictly hands-off for parents: the college essay. Sure, parents have a small role. They can help with brainstorming ideas...

The Road to Graduation 

Figuring out the road to graduation is complicated. With class options like AP, IB and dual enrollment, students need to choose which path prepares them the best for college. For parents, getting on the same page as your teen...

The College Prep Pressure Cooker 

Preparing for college is a pressure cooker of emotions for students. The process is complicated. College costs are astronomical. Students are more stressed than ever before. What can parents do to help their teens cope with stress, and at the...

Your Teen’s First Summer Job 

Though Brett Crow now works for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, his very first job was working for a farmer in rural West Liberty, Ohio. The farmer, who was Crow’s neighbor, needed someone to haul rocks...

Everyday Science for Teens

Jim Lemon is a dragonfly hunter. He searches for dragonflies and damselflies that live around many of Ohio’s waterways. As the southwestern regional coordinator for the Ohio Dragonfly Survey, Lemon often leads tours, frequently with teenagers, to search for...

A Digital Diet  

First, Apple introduced the smartphone in 2007. Five years later, over half of Americans owned a smartphone. Now, 2.5 billion worldwide own a smartphone. The real crux: More than 95 percent of Americans teenagers own a smartphone, with 45...

Your Teen and Money 

When Laura Stith’s sons began a paper route, they were required to put some of their earnings into savings. The Mount Lookout resident wanted her sons to avoid the infamous “burning a hole in your pocket” syndrome. Stith tried...

The Word on Wisdom Teeth 

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are remnants from our hunter-gatherer ancestors who needed this extra set of molars to grind through their primitive diet of raw meat and roots. Thankfully our diets and meal preparation practices have evolved, rendering...

Managing School-Related Stress 

Children spend a majority of their waking hours in the classroom, and it is inevitable that they will experience school-related stress at some point in their education. During the teenage years, as academic rigor increases and the college application...

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