About Teen Being

Choices_0913Hey there!

Welcome to TeenBeing, a community created by the editors of Choices. We’re a magazine published by Scholastic and dedicated to the health and well-being of middle and high school students. Educators across the country subscribe to our magazine for their health, language arts, and life skills classes, as well as for their libraries and other school-wide resources. And while that might make it sound like some sort of PSA-style publication, it’s not. (Really!) We teach teens to think critically about their health, their life, and their world, without telling them what to do. Instead, we show them why they should do it—so they can make the best decisions on their own.

How was TeenBeing born, you ask?

While putting together the magazine every month, we come into contact with a ton of useful resources, interesting research tidbits, and teen-world trends—some inspiring, some worrying; some that make us laugh, some that make us think. But the one thing they have in common is that they’re all important to us and other adults responsible for guiding, raising, teaching, or being a role model for teenagers. And as that pile of unbelievably valuable information grew, we wanted a place to share it!

On this blog, you’ll find the latest studies about everything from sleep to stress, procrastination to pregnancy. You’ll learn about the social media apps that your teens are logging into and how to teach them to use those apps responsibly. Basically, we’ll curate and filter what you need to know about the teens in your life, helping you have at least one “Aha!” moment every day. And if you want the teens in your life to have some “Aha!” moments too, subscribe to  Choices magazine so they’ll find out how to set goals, eat healthier, land their dream summer jobs, and more.

It’s as simple as this: If you read TeenBeing, you’ll be in the know. And if you subscribe to Choices, your teens will be too.

And don’t forget, we’re all in this together! We want to hear about who you are and what you’ve got to say. Join the community and leave your comments, or e-mail us at teenbeing@scholastic.com. We can’t wait to get to know you!

-The Choices Team
Judy, Kim, and Margaret

Educators: Go here to find out how to get Choices magazine for your students (along with lesson plans, activities, videos, quizzes, and any other teaching resource you can imagine).

Parents: Go here to subscribe to Choices for your teen.

Write to us! we’d love to hear from you teenbeing@scholastic.com