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Many teens’ rides are tied to parents’ wallet

August 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Beach Boys sang about a 16-year-old girl who had “Fun, Fun, Fun” until her daddy took her T-Bird away. Danny Zuko and his best friend Kenickie, along with the rest of the T-Birds turned a jalopy into Greased Lightning, saved the day and won the hearts of all the Pink Ladies and countless TV teens couldn’t wait to get their driver’s license. Continue Reading

Driving home a tragic lesson

May 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Although the crash, the blood and the screams were all fake, the lesson they delivered was all too real.
Don’t send text messages when you are driving. It could cost a life. Continue Reading

“Sexting” again linked to risky sex among teens

September 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Parents beware: You can be held responsible for underage drinking

December 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Violence more common among kids of combat vets

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A new study suggests that when parents are deployed in the military, their children are more than twice as likely to carry a weapon, join a gang or be involved in fights. Continue Reading

Teens who drink a lot of pop more prone to violence, study says

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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 Continue Reading

Docs warn about Facebook use and teen depression

March 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Add “Facebook depression” to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors’ group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site. Continue Reading

FORGETFUL TEENS: Hey, Justin Bieber, you fly’s open!

February 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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! Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Hungry teens invade

January 31, 2011 in INFORUM

The warning bells began ringing years ago by my older and wiser friends who knew what was to come. Continue Reading&

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You annoy me!

January 31, 2011 in INFORUM

Teens think parents exist just to embarrass them
NEW YORK – Mom is not cool in her jeggings and Uggs. Dad’s a dork who drives a wreck. Together they’re unbearable, singing along in the supermarket to “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Continue Reading&