ZemZen: October 20th, 2017

Welcome to ZemZen, a weekly collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads.



Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Weaved with the personal journey of Jake, a North Carolina high school junior who struggled with acute anxiety and was sent to a secluded New Hampshire residential care facility, Benoit Denizet-Lewis explains why more American teenagers than ever are suffering from severe anxiety. Read More.



How old is too old to go trick-or-treating on Halloween?

We’ve all seen them. Teenagers dressed up on Halloween, on the prowl for candy without even the courtesy of “Trick or Treat”. This entertaining article from Tampa Bay Online tries to answer one of life’s most important questions: how old is too old to go out on Halloween? Read more.            



Screens and teens: survival tips for parents on the technology battlefield

We know, trying to get your child’s attention is a struggle. From cell phones, to laptops, and tablets kids are more connected to each other and the internet then they have ever been. But does your screen time make it hypocritical for you to want to limit your teen’s screen time? This articles tackles some of the tough questions surrounding parenting and monitoring your teen’s use of technology. Read more.    



Amazon is making it easier for teens to use their parents’ credit cards

Yikes! This one of parents worst nightmares. We’ve seen these horror stories before, a child racks up thousands of dollars in purchases leaving the parents stuck with the bill and a bunch of things they don’t want. But don’t worry, these changes are beneficial to parents and their wallet. Read more


wtop_logo_512x512.pngThe most important year in a child’s life? Research points to preschool

In her latest book, “The Most Important Year,” education researcher and author Suzanne Bouffard argues that preschool is way more than just finger-painting and playing with blocks. Read more.


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