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Teen Scene 2019

February 11, 2019 - Trinity School

Teen Scene has provided parents with insights into what life is like for NYC independent high school students.

Thank you to all who attended
our sold-out Benefit.

For those who missed it, read the
full article covering the event.

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Be Involved, Be Informed,
Be Connected.

We provide education, information and a communication network to
inform parents about social and developmental issues. With these
tools we strive to help parents communicate openly, effectively and
consistently with their children.

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Teen Scene 2019

February 11, 2019 - Trinity School

Teen Scene has provided parents with insights
into what life is like for NYC independent
high school students.

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Thank you to all who attended
our sold-out Benefit

For those who missed it, read the
full article covering the event

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A PRACTICING PARENT
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From the Editor – February 2019

Parents: Don’t Be Fooled by the Dual Face of JUUL

A few years ago, you’d probably heard of e-cigarettes but may have been vague on Juul, and could be excused if you had no idea how to spell it. But that state of innocence is no longer acceptable. Now, Juul is not only a word most parents have heard, it’s a huge teen health problem. The little electronic cigarette that resembles a flash drive has become a teen sensation, thanks to its power to deliver a mind-blowing hit (one tiny Juul“pod” carries the equivalent of an entire package of cigarettes) or to double as a THC drug delivery system (yes, kids load their Juuls with other drugs, too).

Being Bored Is Work

“I don’t get it,” Jessie* said to my husband a few years back when he took her to Take-Your-Kids-To-Work Day. “Why do you have these Board meetings?” “What do you mean?” he asked. “Well, they’re boring. Isn’t that why you call them ‘bored meetings?’” Being bored. My children (and many adults) don’t know how to be bored anymore. I can’t even stand on a line anymore without pulling out my phone. I wonder about this and my parenting intuition tells me it can’t be good. “Can I have the iPad?” my 4-year-old son Luke* asked....
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