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
Whether it’s sporting bright green hair or a new way of dressing, teen rebellion can be harmless. But it can also be dangerous when teens embrace risky behaviors such as drinking, drugs or running away from home. Regardless, it can be a confusing and challenging time for both teens and their parents.
One out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers with a cell phone has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo, according to results of a 2011 survey that also found "sexters" more likely to engage in risky sex behaviors.
Annise Montplaisir, of Moorhead, coaches middle school students on a Horse Knowledge Bowl team, leading them to state their first year. She also spearheaded a literacy program to help grade school children improve their reading skills.
Because of the high risk of underage drinking and driving this time of year, many parents open their homes to partying teens as a way to keep them off the roads. What some may not know is that liability laws can leave Mom and Dad vulnerable to lawsuits, fines and even jail time if underage drinking is found to be going on under their roof.
Patrol: Driver was 14 years old Two teenagers were injured in a rollover near Thompson, N.D., on Sunday. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the 14-year-old driver of a 1999 Pontiac lost control of her car when it began to fishtail on a gravel road west of town around 4 p.m.
Children and teens who drink a lot of soda pop are twice as likely to steal, beat someone up or bring a weapon to school compared to peers who don’t drink it, according to a new review of Minnesota student survey data.Teens who drink a lot of pop more prone to violence, study says
Parenting teens and tweens can sometimes feel like kindergarten redux, except adolescent attitudes are edgier and their missing and broken stuff costs more. A lost hoodie here, a forgotten backpack there. In Justin Bieber's case, an open fly on the Grammy red carpet!
Survey: They’re less risky than before but more risky than national peers North Dakota teens are more likely than those nationwide to binge drink or drive under the influence of alcohol, but they’re less apt to abuse illegal or prescription drugs, a report released Friday suggests.
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