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Teen Trend: Elf Ears

There was a time when the worst thing a teen could do was get her ears pierced -- especially if she did it multiple times (gasp!). That's so old school. Kids of each generation have to up the ante -- of course -- when it comes to shocking their parents. Check out what some of them are doing now!


Vampire Mom and Son 'Feed' Off Each Other

"True Blood" and "Twilight" are fiction. This is the real deal.


Cop Fake-Arrests Teen for Having Sex with His Kid!

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To keep his 14-year-old stepdaughter from sleeping with her boyfriend again, a San Jose cop showed up at the 15-year-old boy's house in full uniform, cuffed him and then released him with a stern warning -- only to find himself placed on administrative leave and under criminal investigation for false imprisonment!


My Kid Is the Odd Man Out

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One of the most exciting mornings of my daughter's year turned to disappointment after she found out that her two best friends are not in her class, but in another one -- together. My heart is breaking.


Help Your Kids Say No to Drugs

Ecstasy. Ketamine. GHB. If you're a parent and haven't heard of these drugs, read on.


Are Your Kids Taking Their 900 Closest Friends to College?

Going off to college is a rite of passage, and much of it has to do with starting fresh. But how can our kids do that if they take ALL of their old baggage along for the ride? With Facebook, our kids are taking every FB friend, every past interaction and every documented moment to college, too.


Generation Rx

Most parents know to be concerned about cigarettes and alcohol. But these days, kids have found another way to get high: Painkillers and other prescription drugs are being abused at record levels.


Early Puberty: Mysterious Causes, Disastrous Effects

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A study released this week warns about early puberty among American girls. As many as 15 percent of the 7-year-olds studied were already beginning to develop breasts and body hair -- the first signs of the body's transformation from child to sexually mature adult. The alarming findings about these early signs has experts and parents concerned.