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High School Teen Unhealthy Behavior

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

A high school teen who had a full ride scholarship to University and maintained a 4.2GPA academically through it all away. This teen lives in SanDiego California and attended High Schhol South Of Chula Vista CA.

The teenager made a very poor choice and brought 5 bottle bombs to school. The teen was arrested and charged with felonies. The teenager also lost out on a full ride scholarship that potentially was worth over 125,000 dollars.

Adolescents and teens are becoming young adults and must make healthy life choices in order to have healthy lives.

This article is very powerful because there are many teenagers who are exceling academically and have great GPA’s and play sports at high school or are involved on the cheerleading squad, drama club and other organizations, however, their behavior is extremely dangerous and unhealthy: drugs, alcohol, prescription pills, violence, anger, risky behaviors, addictive behaviors, poor boundaries, unhealthy choices, anxiety, low self esteem, poor interpersonal skills and more..

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It is vital that the teen or child learn healthy balance: sleep, computer limits, homework, ethics, values, respecting elders and more..Healthy choices and balance; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually are essential for a healthy teen or adolescent.

Teen student bomb

Friday, August 21st, 2009

A teen student with a 4.2 grade point average who earned an ROTC
scholarship to college will not be able to go and his scholarship has
been revoked due to unhealthy choices and his behavior.

The San Diego student was arrested after setting off 5 bottle bombs at
his school. No one was hurt, however, the potential for danger was
great.

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Adolescents and teens must make healthy life choices so they do not
ruin their lives and harm others.

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Teen Animal Cruelty

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

AP NEWS “NEW YORK – A 14-year-old has pleaded guilty to burglary and animal cruelty for killing a kitten in a 500-degree oven.

The New York City Law Department says the girl will spend 18 months in juvenile jail for the May 6 death of the kitten, named Tiger Lily.

Authorities say she and a friend ransacked a Bronx apartment before putting the animal in the oven, where it cried and scratched before dying.

The friend, 17-year-old Cheyenne Cherry, pleaded guilty last month to animal cruelty and attempted burglary. She is expected to get a year in jail when she’s sentenced on Sep 2.”

This is a very sad story.

High School Kids and Teens Sexting

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Parents need to be aware of negative trends and dangerous and illegal behaviors that are going on with their children, teens, and adolescents “sexting” ( sending nude or semi nude pictures via phone or posted online.

Forty four percent of teen boys state they have seen at least one naked picture of a classmate. Sixty percent of girls and boys thought of sexting as “fun”.What about values? ethics? Morales?

Children and teens need to be taught values, ethics, and boundaries so they can develop healthy balanced lives: physically, mentally emotionally, and emotionally.

Children and adolescents can learn: healthy life skills, ways to develop self esteem, creating healthy interpersonal skills, communication skills, stress management, behavior modification, anger management, mood regulations, healthy behaviors and more…

Energy Drink Abuse: Red Bull Children Teenagers Adult Athletes not Healthy

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Children, teens, and college athletes
Are consuming large quantities of energy drinks.

These energy drinks are loaded with caffeine.. Athletes are using them to enhance athletic performance.

Athletes or anyone working out, lifting weights, running, playing basketball, exercising that take energy drinks in excess or drink to many can suffer: heat stroke, heart attacks, dehydration, and tremors.

Experts state the energy drinks can have toxic effects. Research is not out on the effects of these energy drinks on children and teens and children.

Do not subsritute energy drinks for healthy organic oatmeal and any organic bannana or healthy proteins and a balanced diet!

Articles are not to be taken as a substitute for professional advice or counseling.