A Conversation with 5 Teenage Students
vaping conversation with the two teens I parent was so illuminating that I held a similar discussion with a group of teens I teach and who serve on our school’s student council. Three themes emerged that are helpful to parents and other caring adults: Confusion about vaping The specter of addiction The cool factor Continue reading “Vape Companies Count on the Cool Factor to Get Us Kids Addicted”
JUUL, vape, pens, mods, tanks, ENDS…no matter what you call e-cigarettes, they are ubiquitous. If
I’m aware of vaping everywhere, you can bet our tweens and teens are, too.
Are they able to say No to vaping — over and over again? I did some research and then asked my own teens.
Continue reading Vaping & Teens — MY Teens
I had to decide in an instant what to do about an exchange I witnessed on a lunch break at school.
A parent at my school was performing volunteer duties. I watched as her son, one of my high school students, passed by her near the main office.
“You’re adopted,” he said to her affectionately.
“No, YOU’re adopted.” she volleyed back. Obviously this was not the first time they have said these connection-building words to each other.
Continue reading Adoption as a Punchline