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‘Grown and Flown’ authors: Helicopter parenting isn’t all bad, and other tips for raising teens

Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington, co-founders of the Grown and Flown website that spawned an enormous online community and a new book, aren’t fans of “helicopter parent” being tossed …


Study shows working teens more likely to try marijuana

Employed adolescents are more likely to use marijuana than those who don’t work, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.


State sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market

Massachusetts is suing a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products. Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that the lawsuit alleges Clifton, New Jersey-based Eonsmoke violated state law by …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

High schoolers are inviting thousands of strangers to watch as they get into college – and get rejected

Reaction videos from non-celebrities, like Chae, offer a different kind of relatability. Some of the viewers are high school juniors and sophomores who are beginning the long process of applying …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Legislature eases penalties for ‘sexting’ teens

Minors convicted of sending or receiving nude photos would no longer have to register as sex offenders under a bill that passed the Legislature this week.


Social media use can benefit teens – in moderation

In moderation, teens can benefit from social media use, behavioral health professionals tell lawmakers in Olympia.


Idaho teen vaping on the decline but still big nationally

Though education surveys show vaping use is down among Idaho high school students, health officials are concerned about vaping’s rising popularity among teens nationwide.


The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know …


U.S. surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of …


Surgery to remove wisdom teeth puts some teens and young adults on a path to opioid abuse

New study offers new evidence of how readily – and innocently – a potentially fatal addiction to opioids can take hold. It also shows how important it is that dentists …


Teens, that iced vanilla latte might taste good. But it could lead to problems, now and later.

All of this caffeine may be amplifying anxiety, compromising tonight’s sleep, tanking tomorrow’s school performance, inhibiting nutrient absorption, dehydrating your cells, and when mixed with alcohol, causing real trouble.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

Idaho teens reached out to Kavanaugh accuser. Now they’re getting attention, too

“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an …


Two teens accused in Richland park shooting. 2 adults charged with telling them to do it

Two Tri-City men with a history of shooting at cars and homes are accused of directing two teens to shoot a Fourth of July reveler at Howard Amon Park.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

They took a survey in their teens. 60 years later, these Puyallup students are being recruited for a new one

Kareen Shanks remembers taking a two-day survey called Project Talent when she was a teenager at Puyallup High School. Shanks, now 74 and a 1962 PHS graduate, was told it …


Bypassing summer jobs, fewer teens flip burgers

Are teens still seeking traditional summer jobs? National trends show you’ll see fewer youth in seasonal positions. Reasons vary, from teens wanting to do more service work for college apps …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018

Facebook losing its cool as U.S. teens pick YouTube, Snapchat

Three years ago, Facebook was the dominant social media site among U.S. teens, visited by 71 percent of people in that magic, trendsetting demographic. Not anymore.


Are teens consuming too many sports drinks?

Now, researchers at Harvard University have found a small but significant increase in the weekly consumption of high-carbohydrate sports drinks among teens.


Legislation: Let DC teens vote in presidential elections

The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president.


Oregon teenagers tame wild horses for auction

The Pendleton teenager had signed on with Teens and Oregon Mustangs, a nonprofit that pairs teens and wild horses. Each of the 40 feral horses in the St. Paul Rodeo …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017

Grays Harbor County settles ACLU lawsuit over teen solitary confinement

Grays Harbor County has agreed to pay $45,000 and to make policy changes to settle a lawsuit over its placement of teens in solitary confinement.


Get lost mom and dad! Amazon lets teens shop on their own

The online retail giant said Wednesday that teens can now shop at Amazon on their own, if their parents let them. Adults can add up to four teenagers to their …


The Dirt: CdA Super One undergoing $2.5M remodel

The remodel of the 67,000-square-foot building, 305 W. Kathleen Ave., will include renovation of the bakery, deli, pharmacy, and meat and fish area, and add a mezzanine with a dining …


Soul food restaurant in east Spokane gets permits

A new soul food restaurant providing life skills and job training for teenagers will begin $120,000 in interior remodel work, according to permits issued by the city of Spokane.


New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

New Jersey has become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.


No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017

Teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, patrol Los Angeles

Three teenagers in a program for those may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on …


Dr. Kent Hoffman: Handle ‘13 Reasons Why’ with care

The best-case scenario for this series is that teens and parents will look at it together and openly discuss its many implications.


Most teens have taken a social media break, poll finds

The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24/7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media – the bulk …


Two teens fall to their deaths from 18th-floor hotel balcony in South Carolina

Authorities say two teenage girls fell to their deaths from the 18th-floor balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening

A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.