STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! WIN CASH! Enter The Valley's Got Talent Show
Do you like to sing, dance or play a musical instrument? Do you have a band or comedy act? If so, here is a great opportunity for people of all ages to showcase their stuff in The 3rd Annual Valley's ... Posted on 9/19/13 at 3:21 PM
WE TEACH WE LEARN A message to graduates
Theres a lot of noise out there.
No doubt youve heard it by now. The advice. The questions. The expectations. The clichs about graduating, moving on, transitions, working hard, the value of educa... Posted on 6/4/13 at 9:05 AM
BEST FRIENDS ND Adolescence Development
(14-18 years old)
Physically, many adolescents are moving beyond the awkward stage.
Between ages 14 and 18, most boys and girls outgrow the awkwardness of puberty, but some boys are still ... Posted on 1/30/13 at 9:00 AM
IN THE BLACK Dave Ramsey's Teen Programs
For the month of October I am participating in a 31 day event where bloggers post each day on different topics. I chose the topic of teaching kids about money and finances.
Yesterday, I posted about... Posted on 10/12/12 at 5:30 AM
REAL MONEY Clothes Shopping with Teens: The Perfect Teachable Moment
I have two boys and for all the years of buying their clothes they were never into latest fashions or trends. I never realized how lucky I was at the time. Our dollars went towards car repairs versus... Posted on 9/17/12 at 7:04 AM
Teen dating abuse is a problem of growing concern. New research on the topic showing more than a third of teens say they’ve been physically, emotionally or sexually abused was recently presented at a meeting of the American Psychological Association.
Move over, Miley Cyrus. We’re watching the Big Dance — and it’s the most entertaining show in town. A week ago, the age-old tango between young people and adults arrived in Grand Forks, when students walked out of high-school dance rather than cool their dancing down, as chaperones and school administrators had ordered.
Tim LaMere is grateful he's in prison. At 18, he was admitted to treatment for the first time. He went again at 19. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in September 2008 and then drug possession a couple of months later.
It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time.
In the wake of last month's school shooting in Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed at an elementary school, rumors spread across the country via Twitter and Facebook that more violence would follow, putting students and parents on edge.
Research shows that Minnesota girls who run from their homes are not only more vulnerable to being sold for sex, but also face a higher risk of being raped or sexually abused in other ways. In Ramsey County, police, prosecutors, advocates, and nurses are focusing on runaways as they take on the broader fight against juvenile prostitution.
Patti Woods-LaVoie loves Halloween and all things candy, but she has a hard and fast rule when it comes to teens and trick-or-treating. Show up at her door in Trumbull, Conn., with a costume — and she means something more than a baseball hat and jersey — and her candy bowl is your candy bowl.
Overall drug use by Grand Forks students in grades seven to 12 increased slightly this year, the first time after more than a decade of decline. Twenty percent of these students reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days, which is 4 percent more than in 2010.
Thinking back to the summer his shoulder shut down, Scott Elsass now can easily understand why. The Eden Prairie, Minn., tennis player chuckled as he explained how he hit balls several hours, every day, for six straight weeks. Worn out, at age 16.
The youth of Grand Forks have spoken, and yes, teen-dating violence is a problem. Four out of five listening sessions conducted by Safer Tomorrows, a collaborative project involving area nonprofits and local governments, found that teens are concerned about dating violence.
On family farms, the transition from riding in a parent’s lap on a tractor to operating one can be a matter of just a few years. A recent set of rules, proposed but soon withdrawn by the U.S. Department of Labor, would have set a minimum age of 16 for children to operate tractors and other farm equipment. It would have exempted work done by young people on farms owned by their parents.
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