THE NEW FORTY Let the debates begin...
My daughter Cheyenne has decided to join the high school debate team. I am excited about this. And I am also a little bit afraid.
I am excited because I think it will be a great growth experience for... Posted on 11/14/13 at 8:38 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Black Friday -- Shopping Can Be Fun, Really
Any of you with teenagers know that you're frequently unpopular with them for major issues like, say, breathing, and for awhile, our policy of not buying electronics, CDs, DVDs, or digital detritus re... Posted on 11/19/12 at 4:34 PM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Communicating with your teenager
Communication is extremely important between people, especially with teenagers. They need to know you are there for them and that you care what they have to say. As a parent you also need to know what... Posted on 8/6/12 at 10:08 AM
FATHER KNOWS LAST The 15 Year Old Eating Machine
I have a 15 year old boy in my house. Do any of you know how much food a 62 200 pound growing boy can eat in a sitting? A tremendous amount, thats for sure! What amazes me even more is how often he ca... Posted on 2/7/11 at 8:52 PM
SHOOTIN' THE WIT Embarrassing parents
Few things are as memorable as how embarrassing your parents used to seem.
It used to be mortifying to even be seen with your parents - as if all the other kids grew from a special plant in their bac... Posted on 1/7/11 at 4:50 PM
Illness has led to a recent shortage of bus drivers in the Kindred (N.D.) School District, so superintendent Steve Hall is getting behind the wheel.
Two of the rural district’s eight bus drivers were out sick recently. That left some buses without drivers on morning and afternoon routes, and Hall stepped up.
A proposal from the state Transportation Department and the Aeronautics Commission to trade in two 30-year-old planes for one newer one is on hold.
Representatives of the two agencies told the state Emergency Commission that sharing a new plane would save money. They said the old planes need repairs.
Rather than delaying the maturity of younger generations, we should treat them in a way that expects more of them, not less. One way would be to demystify alcohol by stripping the power of its regulation from the state and returning that power to the family, namely parents.
A surprising number of teenagers — nearly 15 percent — think they’re going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior, new research suggests. The study, based on a survey of more than 20,000 kids, challenges conventional wisdom that says teens engage in risky behavior because they think they’re invulnerable to harm.
Most teenage students at Renville County West say it’s wrong to get drunk. But they’re not necessarily sure about what their friends think.
A pilot project in 12 Minnesota school districts — including Renville County West and Yellow Medicine East — is hoping to narrow the gap between perception and reality. The goal is to ultimately reduce underage alcohol use and access to alcohol.
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