In this section, we want to present topics that are of interest to teens and emerging adults—through the eyes of their peers.

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The Spot Articles

These are a selection of articles for teens and emerging adults written by their peers.

  • Group Of Teenagers Drinking Alcohol

A Conversation About Underage Drinking—Ideas From a Teenager

This November, I went to a gaming convention in California where I met long distance friends, drank, and got properly drunk for the first time. Having heard said friends’ tales of previous years’ antics, I [...]

  • Depression

From the Spouse of a Person Who Suffers with Depression

The following is a heartfelt and inciteful letter written by a husband whose wife suffers from depression.  I've found with spouses of seriously depressed people that one really has to insist strongly that [...]

  • Tranitional Objects

Loveys, Stuffed Animals, and Pets

As you well know, children often have a teddy bear or some other fluffy animal or lovey to which they become very attached. You probably had one yourself. These are significant objects in a child’s [...]

  • Kids and Tech

Kids and Tech: When and How

by Amelia Watkins In the last decade or so, media itself has become obsessed with the condemnation of technology and social media. A quick Google search yields dozens upon dozens of articles lamenting society’s [...]

Books for Teens and Emerging Adults