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Giving Drugs A Glamour Makeover On Film

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Above: author of Twelve, Nick McDonell
Next year’s movie du jour for your teenager will undoubtedly be Twelve.
Starring Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford in the lead role as the drug-dealing prep school dropout White Mike, behind-the-scenes images of the usually clean-cut star in ‘messed-up’ mode are already doing the rounds of teenage fan sites, such as [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Drugs · Heroes · Media · sex

Why Girls Need To Be Taught How To Say No

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Teenage girls today are really savvy. They know that sex without a condom can lead to all manner of nasty diseases or a pregnancy. They know that the boy they’re having sex with probably isn’t their one true love and that he may not even know their last name. They get all of that.
What they [...]

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Tags: Education · Pregnancy · STDs · sex

Choosing A High School: Coed Or Single Sex?

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

A group of parents were debating the pros and cons of high school coeducation at a dinner party recently. Many of the parents had chosen single-sex schools for their kids to avoid the distraction of the opposite sex during the hours when we want them to be studying. Others had what I call the [...]

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Tags: Education · sex

Does Your Teenager Talk To You About Sex?

April 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Is it just me or are teenagers opening up to their parents a lot more these days?
I was at a BBQ on the weekend and one of the guests told me her 15-year-old daughter shared with her the gossip that one of her girlfriends was caught with “some guy’s dick in her mouth” at a [...]

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Tags: Parental Bonding · sex

Is It OK For Your Teenager To Have Sex At Home?

April 10th, 2009 · No Comments

How are you supposed to react when your teenager emerges from her bedroom with her boyfriend, having spent the night together under your roof?
That was the rhetorical question a friend posed while we were having coffee this week.
“There’s no way I’d let my son do that,” I said.
She looked at me and said, “but [...]

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Tags: Rules · sex

What You Should Know About Rainbow Kisses

March 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Rainbow kisses are about oral sex. There I’ve said it. Straight to the point.
Apparently it’s a relatively common practice among teenagers these days.
The Urban Dictionary,, offers three definitions for Rainbow Kisses (warning, the conservative or squeamish should stop reading now):
1. “When a guy gets a few chicks together. Each wearing a different color [...]

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Tags: Teen Dictionary · sex