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. For last week’s ZemZen click here.
When Children Are Witness to Terror
Located near the bike path where Sayfullo Saipov crashed his rental truck on Halloween were two New York City schools. Something parents don’t always think about is what would happen if something were to happen next to our children’s school? In this article from the New York Times, author Ginia Bellafante tells the story of how these schools handled Tuesday’s terror attack. Read more.
Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?
Technology, with all of its conveniences, can sometimes be invasive. With news that Mattel has scrapped its plans for it’s interactive device for children, Aristotle, over privacy concerns, NPR’s Morning Edition asks if it’s safe to have other AI devices in the home around children. Read more.
The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017
From one teen idol to another, it can be difficult to keep track of all the stars your teen is talking about. Lucky for you, TIME Magazine has got you covered. Check out their list of the 30 Most Influential Teens in 2017, you’ll probably find a few names you recognize. Read more.
Why Halloween is especially spooky for many teens: College App Anxiety.
Was your Young Frankenstein or Wednesday Adams a little bit more ghoulish than usual this Halloween? It might have had something to do with applying to college. With the Common Application due on Nov. 1st, many teens struggled with App Anxiety. Read more.
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.
The 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.