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Love: The Child Health Guide, a new health resource for parents. The Child Health Guide is the only health resource in the world that uses live-action video of real children with real symptoms and illnesses. It helps parents better understand their child’s symptoms by allowing them to see and hear other children with similar symptoms.
There is still time to apply for the 2008 HASTAC/MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition (deadline October 15). This year they have launched a new award, the Young Innovator award, that is designed to help U.S. applicants aged 18-25 further develop and implement their most visionary ideas on how digital media and technology can further learning. Check it out here.
Thinking Forward TV is a daily (Monday-Friday), 5-15 minute video recording that connects parents with ideas and strategies for thriving during the middle school years.
Interview I did at Creating Gen Y Magic
I will be doing an awesome political event tomorrow on a panel talking to young people about issues in this election, check it out! MTV Rock the Vote will be there, I am so excited.
Book of the Week
I asked my Teen Influencer group the following question this week: What is your biggest pet peeve about what your parents do? What annoys you the most and you wish they would stop?
Answer: “The biggest thing that i hate that my parents do would have to be when they see me looking at a cute guy in public and then they try and get the guys attention to embarasse me. They really annoy me though, when we’re in the car and my dad will turn the music all the way up and my mom will start sining and dancing in the car!! It drives me crazy!!!! Lol :) So that’s my parents for ya!” -Alia, 13
If you would like to submit a question or are interested in having a teen you know join the group, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.