I am now co-writing this post with one of my fabulous teen writers, Shannon, who wants to go into journalism to bring you a more complete and interesting parent news round-up. Isn’t she awesome–she also made up some new categories for you.
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
I often show videos like this to kids when talking about how they need to network, take care of themselves and present themselves especially for college interviews. I think it is also just really funny.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Teen Trend Alert: with the rise of Twilight and vampire culture for teens, there is a new pilot coming out this TV season called Tru Blood about vampires. Here is one of their promos (I think they are really selling a drink now called Tru Blood for the show).
*This category was Shannon’s idea, but I think these stories are great to either forward on to your kids or get them talking in the car or at the dinner table.
Qvisory that is dedicated to helping young adults with their money, work, and health concerns.
Five Moms Stop Cough Medicine Abuse! I think this is a really important issue, that people do not usually address. I have heard many teens call it “Robotripping.”
Norton Cyber Smackdown Love this new challenge for kids to test their online safety smarts and a good way for parents to gauge how much their kids know…and don’t! You might want to check it out with them.
Cool Opportunity: My Beauty Camp and Retin-A Micro® Pump are teaming up with ELLEgirl.com to send four lucky girls on a 5-day trip to My Beauty camp in Santa Monica, CA. (free to enter too) enter here.
Just found the cutest blog by the Children’s Museum in Easton on a variety of topics ranging from the parenting world–rising gas prices, to the summer brain drain, to our Summer Drop-in Days, and they have research from what is being talked about in other parent blogs. Suggests many great activities and webpages for kids as well.
Books of the Week
A story of redemption and spiritual survival against the odds, French Pond Road features Anthony Catlin’s characteristic dead-on portrayals of people, young and old, living on hope and under the radar.Anthony Catlin is a writer, teacher and farmer living in New Hampshire.
Girls Inc. Presents: YOU’RE AMAZING! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self by Claire Mysko In The Supergirl Dilemma, a recent report commissioned by Girls Incorporated, more than 1,000 girls in grades 3-12 shared stories of feeling increasing pressure to be perfect all of the time. YOU’RE AMAZING! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self is the first guide to help girls give up the quest to be “super” and start celebrating what makes them amazing!