Tag: teenagers

Allen County students are using more alcohol and drugs than their peers across the state, according to a study from the Greenbush Education Cooperative. That sometimes occurs at parties and events hosted by an older…

WASHINGTON — As the school year draws near, children and teens represent a ballooning percentage of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. as the youngest Americans increasingly venture outside their homes and are able to get…

Dear Carolyn: One of my kids has an acquaintance who needs a place to go. She’s a gay kid whose parents are moving this summer, and they’ve told her she won’t be going with them.…

Hi, Carolyn: My oldest kiddo is turning 14 in a few weeks and asked me last night if he could go to a friend’s cabin for the weekend — leaving on his actual birthday —…

Riley Schmidt, a junior at Humboldt High School, worries her peers are putting themselves in danger by vaping. ?They don?t understand the health effects it has and will have on them,? she said. ?I don?t…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old was arrested after he pointed a loaded gun at a group of girls outside a Wichita elementary school. Police spokesman Charley Davidson says the boy has been…

TOPEKA — Courtney Train spends her days going to nail salons, the pool and the dog park. As a paid mentor and advocate for children ages 8 to 18 who’ve seen domestic violence at home…

The new reality of smoking at Kansas high schools is visible in the parking lots, where used-up Juul pods have taken the place of cigarette butts. “You can pick up the discarded Juul cartridges all…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge who blamed two teenage girls for a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old man spent nearly a decade on the bench overseeing mostly sealed juvenile and child-in-need-of-care cases behind…

Recent data show teenagers now are more stressed, depressed, and anxious than at almost any point in recent history. For many adults, hearing this probably provokes concern and bewilderment: what’s wrong with today’s teens? I…