Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Spring 2012 Website
Ages: 13 - 19 yrs.
Publisher: TeenLife Media

Teen Life is the kind of website that kids may just try to hide from their parents. Not that there is anything offensive or harmful. In fact, Teen Life is so chock full of information on local and international opportunities for schools, internships, camps and other learning opportunities, that kids can't use the lack of available information excuse for procrastination anymore. The biggest problem will be selecting only one or two options from the diverse programs and interesting courses and programs available for registration. A great tool for councilors, advisors and parents, the site may result in information overload for the typical teen. The section on grants and endowments is staggering and listed alphabetically and not by say merit or income. Still, users can personalize their membership to organize the information they want to remember. Articles discuss how to start a business, write a resume, and discern reasonable payments for teen services, and they offer decision making tools. Kids can also look at opportunities that allow them to explore careers through internships, volunteer programs, classes and semesters abroad without feeling like their life choices are etched in stone.

Laura Fries   ©2012 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and 20 year member of the Television Critics Association Laura has been writing about television and film entertainment for more years than she cares to admit. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alexandria, Virginia.

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