9/15/17: 3 Articles You Need to Read This Week
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Parents and teachers can help teens overcome their pessimistic inner voice by encouraging them to think realistically and see the bigger picture. According to experts, it's important to identify this negative self-talk and redirect it, especially in times of transition. The key is getting teens to notice the thought, realize it's a negative perspective, and sub in a more realistic thought.
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action submitted a petition to Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation calling for the state to reduce carbon emissions, monitor greenhouse gasses, and plan for a future affected by climate change. Seb Kurland, one of the teens involved, was inspired to take action when he noticed his hometown of Juneau changing as the surrounding glacier was shrinking.
The CDC found that students who have a lower GPA are more likely to be involved in riskier behaviors, like drug and alcohol abuse, and more likely to have poorer overall nutrition and get less physical activity. This information was collected using the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey and proves the importance of education in keeping kids healthy.