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Tweens Thinking And Decision Making

May 29, 2014

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One of the most important aspects of tween psychology is the development of skills needed for managing their own lives, making good choices, and becoming self-reliant. At this in-between stage tweens are leaving the familiar surroundings of elementary school, and entering middle school where their decision-making and independence will be tested every day. The way […]

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Screens Are Not Teens’ Literature Killers

March 9, 2014

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  Teen literature has seen a great boom in recent years. This is an encouraging trend for parents and educators. It is not merely a passing fad, but appears not only to be holding its own, but has become a powerful, profitable market niche. The explosion began with J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, and […]

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Teens And Risk: It’s Also About Media And Marketing Responsibility

February 15, 2014

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A 2013 research article published in the journal Judgment and Decision Making illustrates that teens have unrealistic perceptions of potential risks. Data from over 3,400 teens was examined over a two year period, where self-risk assessments were compared to actual risk outcomes. Teens almost always reported that there was little – even no – chance […]

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No, Facebook Is Not Dead Among Tweens And Teens

January 14, 2014

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“What we’ve learned from working with 16-18 year olds in the UK is that Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried. Mostly they feel embarrassed even to be associated with it” “…the young are moving on to cooler things” Daniel Miller, Professor of Material Culture at University College London People […]

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Why Rainbow Loom Is A Success Among Tweens

January 5, 2014

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One of the hot tween trends is the rubber band loom, called Rainbow Loom. A well conceived tool to weave colorful rubber band jewelry. It mainly attracts girls, but I’ve heard that some boys are getting into it as well. Created in 2010, launched in 2011 from the personal website of its creator, Mr. Cheong […]

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Why Teen Retailers Are Failing

December 18, 2013

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This article about teen retailers is interesting. But what is  surprising is this part: “We survey a good portion of teens for our research, and since 2010 the one theme has been this: ‘We want to save Mom and Dad money,’” This is a new behavior and that would be very interesting to go deeper on […]

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The sneaky and dangerous trend in teens substance abuse

December 17, 2013

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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, and mental health in the United States. Its most recent report shows teen trends in substance abuse: The most popular drug among teens remains alcohol, but its use is steadily declining The use of […]

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