Category Archives: Newsletter Articles

Understanding Gender

“Congratulations on your pregnancy! What are you having?” is a common question pregnant women are asked, yet one whose answer may not ultimately be correct. Ultrasounds can show the physical markers of a certain sex, yet some children grow up identifying differently from the sex…

Being an Ally

Bullying anyone is hurtful, especially if it makes the victim feel like no one cares. Some teens are particularly vulnerable to bullying. Did you know that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth are twice as likely to be bullied or physically attacked as other…

Fitness

Finding Time for Fitness

Exercise is good for you – that’s a no brainer, right? But how can you fit it into your day when you’re already maxed out with school, activities and homework? Here’s how: 5 Ways for Teens to fit in 60 Minutes of Exercise per day:…

Flu Shot

Flu Shot Facts

Flu season is here but it’s not too late to get your flu shot. Don’t let common misconceptions about the flu shot stop you from protecting yourself this flu season! Here are the FACTS about the Flu Shot: The flu vaccine will NOT give you…

Mindful Eating During the Holidays

In anticipation of buffet style eating or a big sit down meal during the holidays, try your best to follow your normal meal routine including having breakfast. Trying to “save up” calories by not eating in excitement of overindulging causes spikes and drops in blood…

The Role of a Bystander

Did you know that more than 50% of the time, bullying stops within 10 seconds of a bystander stepping in to help? This means that empowering bystanders to take action may be the key to stopping most bullying from happening. Bystanders are considered to be…

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Preventing Identity Theft

Identity theft is often associated with adults who may have lost their savings to criminals. When most people think of identity theft, teenagers don’t typically come to mind. Criminals, however, are targeting school aged children and seizing the opportunity to ruin their credit even before…

Staying Active this Summer

For many teens, the thing they are most looking forward to as the school year ends is vacation, and stress–free days. After many months of mentally exhausting work, projects, and presentations, it’s understandable why students just want to relax. Even though it’s very tempting to…