3-5-2007 Weekly News Summary for Parents

parent-teen-news.gifUSA Today: Teens Are Oblivious to Cultural History
Among 1,200 students surveyed: 43% knew the Civil War was fought between 1850 and 1900. 52% could identify the theme of 1984. 51% knew that the controversy surrounding Sen. Joseph McCarthy focused on communism.

Parents Who Web Commute
Is working online better for your family, new study.

The Ultimate Prom
A new ‘online tv series’ and interactive website very popular with teens.

US News and World Report: Give the Sex Talk Multiple Times
I know the sex talk is awful, but this study shows the more you give it, the better.

Business Week: Bosses Complain About Generation Y Employees
I think this one is important for parents to read about how ‘entitled’ we are…the author blames quite a bit on parental control.

Sydney Morning Herald: Children in Separated Households
Children of divorce might benefit by living in separate houses.

Could Your Child Be Taken Away From You Because Their Fat?
A judge in a recent court case determined that a child should be removed from the family because heobese_children-parent-news.jpg was obese.

Spanking Raises Risk of Sexual Disfunction Later in Life

Cool Site: 8 Year-Old Chef
This girl experiments with health foods and inspiring other kids to cook and eat healthy.

Associated Press: New Study Outlines Danger for Teen Passengers

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