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Teen Skin: New products to stem acne
Emotional factors — and seasons — can conspire against teens when it comes to breakouts, says Dr. Doris Day (yes, that’s her real name), who is an expert on teens and acne, both professionally and maternally. (read the story...)

Wise up, girlfriends!
According to a recent poll, 40 percent of teenage girls say that saving for college is their motivation to work during the summer. But along the way, pitfalls like credit cards, shopping, and treating friends hurt their chances to succeed. (read the story...)

Want Your Teen To Taste Real Life?
Urge them to volunteer! (read the story...)

Out the Door
According to recent studies, parents are becoming involved in their children’s work lives. (read the story...)

Good Cents Credit Card for Kids
Now there’s a pre-paid MasterCard — created for kids and teens. (read the story...)

Kids Who Get High on Gambling
All the excitement in the name of gambling overshadows the serious problems the activity can cause when young people get caught up in its “thrill”. (read the story...)

Paying for College
Get your teen involved, urges college planning expert. (read the story...)

Teen Suicide Increases
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in Pediatrics, finds that suicide rates in children under 19 years of age increased between 2003 and 2004. Suicide was the only statistically significant increase in child death over this time. Overall, the suicide rate increased by 18.2 percent from 2003 to 2004, an increase largely driven by older teens. (read the story...)

Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate
The New Rochelle Public Library was the setting for a recent panel discussion designed to help Westchester parents better grasp the often daunting task of advocating for their children from elementary through high school. (read the story...)

Strength Training for Young Athletes
When to begin. (read the story...)

A Troubled Teen No More
When Tyrone H.* was a teenager, he insisted on wearing the in-vogue baggy jeans all his friends were wearing. (read the story...)

Tiffany Tells All
Thirteen-year-old Tiffany Giardina, from Waccabuc, Westchester, just signed with 785 Records. (read the story...)

Smart from the Arts
Westchester schools respond to research on achievement. (read the story...)

Could My Teen Be Bipolar?
Many bewildered parents of teenagers ask this question when they feel at a loss understanding and dealing with their child’s mood swings and behavioral fluctuations. (read the story...)

Do your kids have the real-world skills...
...they need to succeed? (read the story...)

Rye Teen Walks for Celiac
Colin Leslie, a 14-year-old from Rye, is a teenager on a mission — to educate as many people as he can about the harmful effects of celiac disease. (read the story...)

Thinking About Spring Break?
Not every spring break has to be a source of terror about what your child might get up to. There are alternatives that can enlighten your child’s mind and change it for the better. (read the story...)

FAMILY CAR BUYING GUIDE — Road Tips for Teens
We asked veteran NASCAR racer Kenny Wallace, a competitor in the NASCAR Busch Series and the father of three teenage girls, to share tips on preparing teens for life on the road. (read the story...)

Those (Boy) Crazy Teenage Years
According to a recent article in the Daily News, 40 percent of teens lose their virginity by age 14. (read the story...)

Health & Technology Computer Ergonomics — important for kids, too!
With increased computer (and video game) usage, children who spend many hours in front of the screen are prone to the same postural problems as adults. (read the story...)

Family Health: Stand Up for Posture and Spinal Health!
I try to teach my teenager to have good posture, but it doesn’t always work. Why is good posture so important? Are there any health risks associated with bad posture? (read the story...)

Reflections: The Pre-Awake Magic Teenage Minute
I’ve come to the conclusion that the only two times my teenage daughter is semi-civilized to me is when 1) She needs me to take her to a concert, or 2) She is just coming out of a deep sleep and is still not totally awake and coherent. (read the story...)

TEEN SLAM BOOKS:What do the pages say about your child?
If pages filled with searing accusations, hurtful gossip and plots to ruin reputations sound like the current script for a daytime drama, spend some time reading the pages of a teen ‘slam’ book and you’ll receive an eye-opening education. When she learned of such a notebook bearing cutting comments about her daughter and a few of her friends, Tisha J. of Yonkers was horrified. “I couldn’t believe the language and animosity. It made me sad to think that such young people were so bitter,” says Tisha. (read the story...)

Reaching for that “Edge”Westchester teens’ use of supplements dangerously high
Remember when it was not if you won or lost, but how you played the game? It’s a whole new ball game these days, and one with a whole new language: anabolic steroids, androstenedione, creatine, diuretics, ergogenic substances, and nutritional supplements — all used to improve young athletes’ performances. And while there are differences in their health benefits and risks as well as their legal status, their use frequently echoes the same mantra: “Win at all costs.” (read the story...)

GET A JOB! Teen Summer Employment
According to the Westchester County Youth Bureau, come summertime, some 30,000 teens and young adults (between the ages of 16 and 21) will be looking for employment. These teens will face a much tougher job market than in years past: employers have more applicants to choose from and may be less likely to hire those with no previous job experience or references. (read the story...)


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