Teenagers http://www.kplu.org en Study: Today's Teens Pushing Limits in Art, but Not in Writing http://www.kplu.org/post/study-todays-teens-pushing-limits-art-not-writing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today’s teens are pushing the&nbsp;boundaries in their artwork, but playing it safe in the stories they write, according to new research by the University of Washington Information School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.</span></p><p>Using a set of criteria, the study examined artwork and&nbsp;writing produced&nbsp;by teens and published in magazines between 1990 and 2011.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 11225 at http://www.kplu.org Study: Today's Teens Pushing Limits in Art, but Not in Writing Teen Pregnancies Hit New Low, But Disparities Remain http://www.kplu.org/post/teen-pregnancies-hit-new-low-disparities-remain Teen pregnancies are at their lowest rate in nearly 40 years, according to the latest data from the <a href="http://www.guttmacher.org/">Guttmacher Institute</a>, a research organization focused on sexual and reproductive health.<p>The <a href="http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/USTPtrends08.pdf">report shows that about 7 percent</a> of U.S. teen girls between the ages of 15 to 19 were pregnant in 2008 — a decline from the high of more than 11 percent in 1990. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:11:55 +0000 4090 at http://www.kplu.org Teen Pregnancies Hit New Low, But Disparities Remain Tacoma asks teens to spread curfew rules through videos http://www.kplu.org/post/tacoma-asks-teens-spread-curfew-rules-through-videos <p>Tacoma is cracking down on minors who stay out past midnight, and city leaders are counting on teens to get the word out.</p><p>They just kicked off a contest that <a href="http://www.tacomacurfew.com/videocontest/videos_contest_gallery.php?contest_id=1">asks kids to make mini-movies</a> about the city&#39;s curfew law. While they want minors to know the curfew is no joke, they say they&rsquo;d love to see funny videos about it.</p><p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:44:27 +0000 Charla Bear 2191 at http://www.kplu.org Tacoma asks teens to spread curfew rules through videos Study: Washington has 2nd highest teen unemployment http://www.kplu.org/post/study-washington-has-2nd-highest-teen-unemployment <p>In a new study, Washington teens are only slightly better off than teens in Georgia when it comes to unemployment rates, and that puts them second in the country for the worst employment opportunities.</p><p>The analysis of newly-released Census Bureau data by the fiscally conservative Washington, D.C.-based group Employment Policies Institute finds that 25 states have teen unemployment above 25 percent as of April. And, when data about discouraged job seekers is factored into the picture, 23 states have rates above 27 percent.</p><p>Washington&rsquo;s rate plus the discouraged job seekers is 35.4 percent, the Institute reports.</p><p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:38:19 +0000 Jake Ellison 1877 at http://www.kplu.org Parents drinking with teens could make matters worse http://www.kplu.org/post/parents-drinking-teens-could-make-matters-worse <p>Maybe you had your first sip of wine or beer at home, with your parents. Or maybe it was with friends, in shadowy circumstances. Either way, did it matter in the long run?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The latest research suggests parents drinking with their teens leads to problems. Teenagers are more likely to abuse alcohol and hurt themselves if their parents introduce them to alcohol than if parents have a zero-tolerance policy at home.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 12:59:54 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1293 at http://www.kplu.org Parents drinking with teens could make matters worse How to deal with teens, 'tweens, and become a better adult http://www.kplu.org/post/how-deal-teens-tweens-and-become-better-adult <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958150.mp3</p><p>Adults often get frustrated with the way teenagers behave. One minute they&rsquo;re caring and communicative, the next they&rsquo;re self-absorbed and impossible to connect with. I asked <a href="http://www.mikeriera.com/">Michael Riera</a>, who&rsquo;s a parent, head of a school in California, and author of several books about deciphering teenagers, for suggestions on how to deal with them. He says teens aren&rsquo;t likely to change, so adults have to make the following adjustments&hellip;and more:</p><ul><li>Stop judging teenagers based on stereotypes</li><li>Don&rsquo;t think you understand teens just because you were one</li><li>Modify your sleep schedule</li><li>Apologize if you lose your temper</li><li>Let teens teach you a few things</li></ul><p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:04:09 +0000 Charla Bear 1015 at http://www.kplu.org How to deal with teens, 'tweens, and become a better adult