One of the most dreaded teenage experiences is acne: pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and other skin blemishes can seem disastrous. According to Dr. Michael Cairns, MD, a dermatologist at Blanchard Valley Associates, acne is a common, normal part of bodily changes during puberty, but kids and teens can take steps to care for their skin and
There are many treasures to be found at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Most are literary in nature, but some are very human indeed. The Youth Advisory Board— often referred to as YAB— falls into the latter category. A shared love of books YAB members value and support the library with their time, ideas and
If you think only adults struggle with sleep problems, think again. According to Daniel J. Sak, doctor of osteopathic medicine and medical director of the Center, his patients include several adolescents aged 12-18.
It may be unusual for a high school lineman to score touchdowns— one while playing for his freshman team and he other as a highlight of his senior season— but Andrew Burnett bookended his time playing for the Arlington Red Devils with two TDs. Although both of his freshman and senior seasons proved memorable, it’s
Eighth Grade, written and directed by Bo Burnham, released in theaters in August 2018, but it may have slipped past your movie-going radar. Now streaming on a variety of platforms, Burnam’s first feature film is must-see viewing for parents of children, who are in, or nearing, their tween-age years. Most of us wouldn’t choose to
A simple request for an Eggnog cake in 2017 became the catalyst that has taken Eve Marie Stump from “typical teen” to “young entrepreneur” status. Encouraged by the order, she decided to launch “Eve Marie’s Cakes” via facebook in January 2018. She has rebranded the business for 2019 and beyond as “The Baking Company by
Talk to Your Teens About Vaping Set a positive, tobacco-free example. If you smoke or use e-cigarette products, it’s never too late to quit. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit smokefree.gov. Find credible information online at SurgeonGeneral.gov as studies are ongoing about the short and long-term effects of e-cigarettes. Start the conversation early. Kids as young as
The people in a teen’s inner circle are often the best resource when a young person is struggling. Knowing how to reach out is a crucial first step. Hannah Lucas is a 15-year-old making a major impact with an app that allows users to ask for help with the touch of a button. Co-created with