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Commentary: Let tired teens sleep

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Commentary: Let tired teens sleep

By Tami Silverman Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Our teens are tired. Nearly 8 in 10 Indiana high school students sleep less than the recommended eight hours on school nights. Yet adequate sleep is an integral part of healthy development and consequences of adolescent sleep deprivation are well-documented. Parents can take steps to ensure teens get the […]

Commentary: Put our teens to work – for their sake and ours

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Commentary: Put our teens to work – for their sake and ours

By Tami Silverman Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Do you remember your first “real” job? What did that job teach you? For many of us, our early jobs built confidence, skills and the experience needed for future employment. Summer is when many young people seek part-time employment. If we want our children to become productive, contributing adults, […]

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Life for Hoosier children improves in education, health

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — New data shows Indiana children are seeing improvements in health and education, but their economic well-being as well as family and community is decreasing. “There’s a lot of room for hopefulness in this year’s rankings and this data,” said Tami Silverman, president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. […]