November 13, 2014

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Finding Purpose part II: In The Midst Of The Nightmare, by Robyn 17

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  It was my mother who feared my death the most. She would cry in hysterics of a night after having woken up from the same nightmare she had been having for weeks: my dad carrying my body, which can only be described as lifeless, pale and brittle, down the stairs in our home, with […]

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November 5, 2014

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Finding Purpose by Robyn, 17

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Part I “You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.” – Geneen Roth I’m 17 years old and I’m a recovering anorexic, and have been for […]

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November 4, 2014

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Giving The Floor To Teenagers

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I’ve had the privilege to interact with a lot of teenagers, mostly to listen. What struck me most was that too many of them lack self-confidence and feel awkward, even though every single one has a special, unique talent. I started Give Us The Floor to help create a society in which every teenager understands […]

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September 6, 2014

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A Dangerous Trend Among Teens and Tweens: E-Cigarettes

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E-cigarette usage has become a trend. Do not mistake or confuse them with smokeless cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery powered cigarettes designed to release a nicotine vapor that looks like smoke. Though originally touted as a better option to smoking without the same carcinogens from smoking tobacco, there are now concerns regarding the chemicals ingredients and […]

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August 13, 2014

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Male Teens Are Seeking Intimacy And Trust, Not Just Sex

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Teenage boys are most often presented as sex-crazed. Well, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, that stereotype is inaccurate. The study looked at 33 teenage boys between 14 and 16 who were mostly black and who came from an urban area which serves mostly low-income families. Although the […]

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July 30, 2014

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The Thigh Gap: An Awful Trend Fueling Teen Eating Disorders

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  The Thigh Gap: What is it? A thigh gap is a clear space or gap between the thighs. The thighs are no longer touching each other when the feet and knees are together. Origin of the phenomenon: the 2012 Victoria’s Secret fashion show. For many teens, the thigh gap symbolizes the ideal body. Some […]

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July 14, 2014

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Using Colors To Impact Tweens And Teens Life

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The unspoken communication of colors is key. Companies are aware of it. This “science” is applied to position a product and advertise it. It is also used inside the walls of some companies to motivate and increase the productivity and the happiness of the employees. The colors used with companies logos as well as products […]

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June 28, 2014

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Why Teens Are Self-Absorbed

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While it’s true that most of our neurons have already formed by the time we’re born, that doesn’t mean our brains are finished developing. Brains don’t fully finish with development until about age 25. Only then is one’s brain considered mature. One aspect of that is that teens differ from pre-teens or adults on the […]

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June 13, 2014

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Why Teens Don’t Learn From Bad News

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  Sometime, you don’t know why, but you can’t accept the truth. Even when you know it is. I’m sure that has happened to you, denial is a normal stage of grief. It’s also a normal stance to take when someone disagrees with something you believe to be true. Many people, though in the face […]

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June 8, 2014

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Coached Sports: Prevent Teens From Smoking And Drinking?

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The years between 10 and 14 are a difficult time for children. They want the independence of their older peers, but they are at an impressionable stage of life. This is a time when they are beginning to shape their lives and starting to really become the people they will be in high school, but also […]

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