tween & teen
An eighth-grade boy and a seventh-grade girl in an Oxnard, California, middle school allegedly engaged in oral sex during reading class -- and other students watched and even took video and photos of the incident, say parents. Check out our "Sex in Schools" investigation.
The tragic suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince in South Hadley, Mass., in January has raised awareness of an epidemic -- cyber-bullying. What do you need to do to keep your kids safe?
Today is the ninth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. A whopping 34 percent of young women become pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20 -- about 820,000 a year. Eight in ten of these teen pregnancies are unintended, and 79 percent are to unmarried teens.
Few things provoke my powerless (and silent) rage more than when my 14-year-old starts talking about how MUCH homework she has and how worried she is about getting it done.
Our kids will have sex. The question is when, with whom and under what circumstances. My son has a girlfriend of eight months, which is an eternity for high-school sophomores. Sex may be inevitable, but when I discussed it with my son recently, he was just as embarrassed as every kid is when us old folks talk dirty -- LOL!
Hot off the press: The FTC has just developed a compelling website to teach tweens about how ads work -- in their language!
When my son started asking "those" questions, I tried to put him off. I tried to get out of it by saying, "Bud, listen, there is no rush for this. My only deadline for having THE conversation is that I be the one to have it with you, and NOT your friends." His response? "Then you better tell me this weekend." Oh, God help me!