Activities: Teens


How to Help Summer Learning Go On

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How do you prevent kids' brains from turning to mush over the summer?

Anti-Prom Offers No Tuxedos and No Judgment

Anti-Prom was held at the main branch of the New York Public Library on June 3. Credit: AP Were you one of those kids too nerdy or too ...New York Public Library provides a prom for kids who hate prom.

Video Games Make Kids Fat? Well, Yes and No

Playing interactive video games helps kids stay fit. Credit: Getty Images
Playing video games makes kids fat.
So say researchers at ...
Studies offer two different views on video games and obesity. But are they really that different?

Getting Your Child Ready for Camp

I remember once speaking about camp with parents of a 12-year-old girl I'd been seeing in my psychotherapy practice. The girl had expressed an int...Camp is about making some of the best friends of your life. It's an exercise in self-reliance and social learning.

Best Family Movies: Bringing Back the Classics

Picking a movie that will be fun for the whole family can be quite the harrowing experience. Sometimes we forget -- even in a time before Pixar -- the...With this list of family favorites you might have forgotten about, all you'll need is a bowl of popcorn.

How to Play: Sequence

Form sequences, win the game! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two to 12 players and the Sequence board game.
How to play: This g...
You need Two to 12 players and the Sequence board game for this game.

Getting Kids to Dig Gardening

Let kids help with planting. Credit: Getty Images You don't have to hire a baby-sitter when you head out this spring to plant -- little...Spring gardening can be a fun family activity.

What Kids Should Learn From President Obama's State of the Union Address

For many kids, the night a United States President delivers the State of the Union address is the most productive night for homework –- the ...Let the State of the Union speech be a fun civics and history lesson, all taught by you!


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