According to an article in today’s Wall Street JournalA new survey shows US teenagers are more likely to use e-cigarettes and related products than traditional cigarettes. Nationwide, 9% of 8th graders said they used them in the past 30 days. Among 12th graders, 17% reported use of e-cigarettes. The FDA, meanwhile, “is working to finalize rules that would ban sales of the devices to anyone under 18.” However, the agency has not yet proposed banning Internet sales.
NPR Story about social hosting laws related to underage drinking. Mountain Brook’s ordinance allows homeowners to be fined even when not present and not aware of the underage drinking. Click here.
An essay in which a therapist to teenagers assembles his clients’ views on the way their parents handle teenage digital behavior. Even if we don’t agree with all of this, it’s useful to read.
Balanced article about the longstanding controversy about treatment of ADHD. A good summary: Giving meds is not the answer. Not giving meds is not the answer.
Like so much of life, it’s all about balance.