10-22-2008 Important News for Parents of Teens This Week

News Brought to you by one of our fabulous teen writers: Shannon is a 16 year old from Maryland. She enjoys writing, is pro recycling, and loves the Jonas Brothers.

Video of the Week


High School Musical 3: OPENS ON FRIDAY!

Breaking News

Early Alcohol Use Causes Big Problems, Even for “Good Kids”

Party a painful reminder of teen drinking dangers

Car Surfing Kills Teens

New Rules Make Roads Safer for Teen Drivers

Parents face kids’ interest in teen culture

College Student Swindler Sentences to Five Years

Internet, Cellphones May Strengthen Family Unit

Articles of Interest

Stop Halloween sugar overload

Freedom Within Boundaries

Arguing over money? Six tips to get along

How do I make ends meet? Ask the Duggars

Parents Can’t Always Pay to Cover Kids

Spooky fun and games for the whole family

Teen Site Gives Kids a Chance to Save the Planet

‘Brow Raising

Woman chooses jail over $7.45 bill

Couple Ordered Apart After Woman Bites Fiance

Wallet Missing for 6 Decades Returned

Shannon’s Faves

OMG! Britney Spears is Back in Advertising!

Unlikely Newspaper Endore Obama

American Flunk Simple 3-Question Political Survey

Vanessa’s Faves


CNN: iReport “Speak On It” Here I am on a panel encouraging youth to be involved in politics, quick 2 minute video (warning this is about politics!). Why Young Voters Need to Vote in November

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How to Be Incredible Article I would only add to be empathetic.

Awesomeness: TripAdvisor is donating one million dollars and they need your help to decide where the money goes!   Click to decide which charity you’d like them to donate the money to: Here !

Book of the Week

New Girl on the Job By Hannah Seligson

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