What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that topics on this wonderful advice and information site include alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and celebrity drug abuse as well as issues related to puberty and dating. There's a lot of helpful information and advice for tweens and teens about school, friends, family, emotions, and money. Every game teaches kids about something from saving money to handling a tough friend. There's no advertising on the site.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- time management
- personal growth
- handling stress
- identifying emotions
Health & Fitness
- balanced diet
- body awareness
- mental health
Engagement, Approach, Support
Hosted by PBS, It's My Life is the place to go to get straight-up advice and information that tweens are looking for.
Kids will learn from interactive content that helps them develop life skills and make responsible decisions. Tweens can learn how to cope with issues by reading advice from teen mentors and reflecting on their own experiences.
There are places to ask questions and submit comments. Questions are answered by both teen mentors and qualified adult experts. It's My Life also provides plenty of additional resources, from crisis hotlines to writing exercises.
What's it about?
IT'S MY LIFE is divided into clear categories that have articles on tween-related topics plus relevant games, suggestions for offline activities, videos, and information on where to get help. The \"Body\" section is mostly about puberty, eating disorders, and alcohol abuse. \"Emotions\" offers articles on dealing with death, depression, and anger. The \"Advice\" area features all kinds of questions, from dating to health. The \"Dating\" ones focus on kissing and flirting and crushes and go no further. Questions are answered by both teen mentors and qualified adult experts. If you click on the \"Celebs\" tab, you'll see brief interviews where celebrities reveal their thoughts about growing up and what they had to go through when they were kids. There are also videos where kids discuss all kinds of topics.
Is it any good?
Hosted by PBS, It's My Life is the place to go to get straight-up advice and information that tweens are looking for. Some of the games are a little preachy but others are super, such as challenging kids to get around school without being late for class. (Keep an eye out for bullies and avoid the spot where the guy just barfed.)
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about some of the topics raised on the site. Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend? Why or why not?
What would you do if you had a million dollars? What was your most embarrassing moment at school? If you could be any other age, what would it be?