What is trending with teens? What is it that teens are really into this year? Clothing is pretty high on the list, and guess who is paying for it? Parents. Several surveys have been done asking teens where they shop and who pays for it, and 50% of teens said that their parents are paying for their clothing. What are the top retail stores girls and boys are shopping at? You might be surprised to find out that out of 24 different choices, nearly 14% of girls say they shop at Forever 21 and the next on the list is H&M at 8%. Where are boys spending their parents hard earned money? Boys first pic at just over 8% is JC Penney and a close second is Old Navy.
The 90’s are back in a big way and so are visors! A big trend in clothing is the brand & food fashion, especially candy brands. Denim, matching prints, statement clothes & apparel, & sunglasses are all the rage! One thing you might not guess would ever come back is the Onesie, but it has and it’s HUGE!
One of the past times that is expected to be big is Silent Disco. Will it actually be big or a complete flop is anyone’s guess, but for parents of teens, I think many would agree that they would love it!
Meditating is supposed to be a growing teen trend, and one that has many benefits such as: it can help ward off anxiety, overcoming fear and finding confidence, promoting health, stress relief, logging out and tuning in, as well as building meaningful relationships.
There are some dangerous teen trends that parents need to be aware of also, and here are four that should be at the top of the list:
Here are four popular trends that parents need to be aware of:
The Fire Challenge: Teens are taking the “fire challenge.” They are dousing themselves in flammable liquids, lighting it and — in theory —extinguishing it before being seriously injured, while recording the act and then sharing the video on social networking sites. Kids are recording themselves being engulfed in flames, flailing and screaming in pain. The American Burn Association as well as local agencies are asking parents to warn their child about the game.
Synthetic Pot or Spice: Also called “Scooby snacks,” “K2,” or many other names. Teens might consider this an “alternative” to pot, but it’s dangerously more potent. These “synthetic cannabinoids” consist of dozens of chemicals manufactured in China, Eastern Europe and American labs. The drug looks like potpourri or lawn clippings. The pieces have been sprayed or soaked with a solution of designer chemicals.
Dirty Sprite: Although this sounds like a no big deal thing, kind of like a soda that’s got dirt on it- it’s much more insidious than that. When you hear a reference to “Dirty Sprite,”. Kids are talking about the latest teen party drink. It’s also called “Drank” or “”Lean.” It’s a combination of Sprite, candy (usually Jolly Ranchers) and prescription drugs or codeine cough syrup.
Texting and Walking or Driving: Every year a new batch of teens become old enough to get behind the wheel, especially once school begins. Continually remind your teen of the dangers of texting and driving. They may roll their eyes but repeated warnings will stick in their mind. Studies show that among teens, 25 percent reported responding to a text message at least once every time they drive, and 20 percent admitted to holding multi-message conversations.