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Taking teens to the zoo

Published July 31, 2017

As children become tweens and teens, it makes sense to let go of some activities, but don't let go of a trip to the zoo. Here are some dos and don'ts for teen time with wild animals.

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Talented teen makes peace with autism through art

Published July 11, 2015

People create art for many different reasons including out of desire, with the intention to heal, for the sake of entertainment or out of sheer compulsion. Malachi Schmidt, a 13-year-old who has drawn since he was about 5, has his own reasons. Schmidt says painting and drawing make him feel "normal," good and like everyone else.

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YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and Direct Supply host Teen Summit

Published Feb. 19, 2015

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee hosts its second annual Teen Summit, "No Flex Zone," sponsored by Direct Supply, on Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28. The goal of the two-day summit is to help strengthen the Milwaukee community by providing local teens with the skills they need to excel as leaders among their peers, within their communities and in planning for their futures.

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Great Expectations

I was discussing our kids on the way home from working late. My husband was driving and listening to me as his eyes scanned traffic. I mentioned how my stepson wears his heart on his sleeve like me. Even though there are no blood lines linking us, I can see distinct similarities. My stepdaugh...

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Clank, clink, swoosh! My hands were busy washing dirty dishes when I heard a faint sigh off to the right.She put her back to the wall and slid down to sit on the floor. As she sat her knees cracked. I caught a quick glimpse of her curly brown hair and gangly legs. Another sigh, but now louder....

Gone Fishing

Last night I watched "13 Going on 30" (2004) with my sister and stepdaughter. The plot involves a 13 year old wishing she was 30. The wish is granted and she (as Jennifer Garner) finds life isn't as wonderful as she thought it would be. My nephew and stepson are 15 and 16. Both thin...

The Weathered Kite

Youth is fleeting and yet there is a lack of respect and willingness to hold on to it. At thirteen, dreams of proms, weddings and popularity send hopes sky high as if kites flying above. Romantic strings connecting and intertwining without a care in the world. Mismatched shapes and bright kites...

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