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4 Articles You Need to Read This Week

We know you’re busy—that’s why we’re keeping up on the news for you. Here are some of the latest articles about teen health that are worth your time. Check back every Friday for more headlines you may have missed!

Parenting (and Shaming) Teens in the Age of Social Media
Parenting teenagers in the age of social media may be the hardest feat modern parents have to accomplish. Our teens are ruled by impulsivity and daring, a combination which does not combine well with public forums that create a public record of every decision.

How to Talk to Your Teen About Weight: Don't
The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a new guide for talking to teens about their weight, and the main takeaway is pretty simple: Don't. The focus should be on a healthy lifestyle, rather than on weight, according to the report.

It's 2016—Stop Underestimating Teens
They're growing up faster than ever because of the internet. One teen makes the case for why his generation is just getting started.

Mermaid Thighs are the New Body-Positive Trend to Know About
Goodbye, thigh gap! Meet #MermaidThighs, a hashtag spawned by confident women with thighs that actually touch.

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