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Do Jewish Teens Need an Ethical Tune-Up?

Do Jewish Teens Need an Ethical Tune-Up? | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
How ethical are today's teens? When given the chance to cheat, what would the teenagers you know do? A recent New York Times article on the subject of Ethics in Life and Business explored the diffi...
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How do we best teach teens how to make ethical decisions? In today's world, it is important that Jewish educators use this opportunity to train tomorrow's leaders.

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"You're Not Invited": Teen Victims of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Years and What To Do About It

"You're Not Invited": Teen Victims of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Years and What To Do About It | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
We know that many Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations have gotten way out of hand. Thousands have seen Rabbi Wolpe's Washington Post article "Have we forgotten what Bar Mitzvahs are about?" although fewer...
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The pain of social rejection during the Bar/Bat Mitzvah years is something we can't ignore in a Jewish context.

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Why Should Our Teens be Jewish?

Why Should Our Teens be Jewish? | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The image above came up in a Google Image advanced search (free to use or share) for "Why be Jewish?". The image speaks to the casual nature of being Jewish, and some might think that it actually p...
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Jewish teens need reasons for being Jewish, it's just not something that we can take for granted anymore. 

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Overwhelmed Parents: A National Crisis

Overwhelmed Parents: A National Crisis | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Not enough time? Don't take it personally.
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Great Quote: "Our culture’s failure to prioritize the needs of the family over the values of “free enterprise” is a primary factor in the disintegration of the American family."

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Students and Teachers – Should both be friends on Facebook? | All Infographics

Students and Teachers – Should both be friends on Facebook? | All Infographics | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Infographics on Facebook friendship between Teachers and Students on social networking platform with respect to online education for future career growth degree...

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"But I've already been to the museum!"

"But I've already been to the museum!" | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The entire school was taking a trip to the relatively new National Museum of American Jewish History, located in Philadelphia. The museum, with thousands of historic treasures, interactive exhibits...
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Who are you on the web? If you're applying to ... - Jewish Teens - Blog

Who are you on the web? If you're applying to ... - Jewish Teens - Blog | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
For Teens, Their Parents, and Jewish Educators: An article in Education Week noted what most of us already know: college admissions officers are not clueless when it comes to checking up on potential applicants.
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The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS

The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS... 


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When helicopter parents invade the workplace

When helicopter parents invade the workplace | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The children of helicopter parents are growing up, but some parents are continuing to hover as their child leaves school and enters the workforce.

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Disturbing New Statistics About Autism And Bullying

Disturbing New Statistics About Autism And Bullying | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
All bullying is troubling -- no matter where, when or to whom it occurs.
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How To Create a Juvenile Delinquent With Materials Easily Available At Home | Psychology Today

How To Create a Juvenile Delinquent With Materials Easily Available At Home | Psychology Today | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

By carefully following kids from toddlerhood into early adulthood, Patterson has found that the kids who grow up to get in trouble – arrests, drug use, and jail time – tend to have experienced a particular pattern of reinforcement. There are lots of other ways to grow up to get in trouble too, obviously, but this is one clear pathway.


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How To Create a Juvenile Delinquent With Materials Easily Available At Home | Psychology Today

How To Create a Juvenile Delinquent With Materials Easily Available At Home | Psychology Today | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

By carefully following kids from toddlerhood into early adulthood, Patterson has found that the kids who grow up to get in trouble – arrests, drug use, and jail time – tend to have experienced a particular pattern of reinforcement. There are lots of other ways to grow up to get in trouble too, obviously, but this is one clear pathway.


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Girl’s Suicide Points to Rise in Apps Used by Cyberbullies

Girl’s Suicide Points to Rise in Apps Used by Cyberbullies | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Rebecca Ann Sedwick, 12, leaped to her death from a platform at an abandoned cement plant near her home in Florida, in a case that highlights the growing use of cellphone apps for cyberbullying.
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Study finds that some depressed adolescents are at higher risk for developing ... - Medical Xpress

Study finds that some depressed adolescents are at higher risk for developing ... - Medical Xpress | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

Study finds that some depressed adolescents are at higher risk for developing anxiety.

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This is one of those articles that don't enlighten as much as provide a wake-up call

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How to Make Jewish School Cool for Jewish Teens

How to Make Jewish School Cool for Jewish Teens | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Over 70 seniors recently graduated from a supplementary Jewish community high school. Why was attending cool for them, and not for their friends? Why are they, who have continued this far in an edu...
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The secret that Jewish teens attending a Jewish high school program keep from their friends. 

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Want to reduce aggression in adolescents? Work on their beliefs | Prevention Action

Want to reduce aggression in adolescents? Work on their beliefs | Prevention Action | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
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Parent Conversations With Teens

Parent Conversations With Teens | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Life is busy, so how do we get the time to interact with teen-aged kids when everybody is literally on the run? By the time teens are in high school, the time you may get to spend with each other m...
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Three Jewish Teens: Tons of Time? Not

Three Jewish Teens: Tons of Time? Not | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
I’ll paint the picture. Last night I chatted with a group of three 9th grade teenage boys, hanging out in the synagogue lobby, waiting for a ride home after attending a community pluralistic ...
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Psychology, Judaism and Charlie Brown: The Layers of Abraham ...

Psychology, Judaism and Charlie Brown: The Layers of Abraham ... | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
EAST HAMPTON, NY—Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski is the scion of the Chernobyl Hasidic dynasty, a Torah scholar, and a world-renowned psychiatrist and educator specializing in the treatment of substance abuse.
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Outcome-Based Parenting for Jewish Teenagers: What Do You Want for Your Teen?

Outcome-Based Parenting for Jewish Teenagers: What Do You Want for Your Teen? | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
How are you defining parenting? A recent blog post called “Parents’ Aspirations for Their Children” in Education week  posed this question and challenged readers to respond with a...
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These Questions Weren’t Answered in Hebrew School

These Questions Weren’t Answered in Hebrew School | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Hebrew School may answer questions like “what do I need to know for my Bar/Bat Mitvah” but there are many questions Jewish pre-teens have about Judaism that most schools just don’...
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Time with parents is important for teens' well-being

Time with parents is important for teens' well-being | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Teenagers are famous for seeking independence from their parents, but research shows that many teens continue to spend time with their parents and that this shared time is important for teens' well-being, according to Penn State researchers.

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Time parents spend with teens increases during adolescents according to this study...

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5 Ways To Talk With Your Daughter About Technology

5 Ways To Talk With Your Daughter About Technology | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
With stories of cyberbullying everywhere, parents' anxiety increases with every headline. But parenting can't only be about saying no and laying down the law, or operating from a place of fear.

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