2-11-2009 News for Parents

Newspost brought to you by: Shannon is one of our teen interns, she is a 16 year old from Maryland. She enjoys writing, is pro recycling, and loves the Jonas Brothers.

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Video of the Week

Brick Kicker: Barefoot Edition

Breaking News

Marijuana Linked to Aggressive Testicular Cancer

Phelps Back In Training But Under Ridicule

Teaching Kids About Alcohol – and More

Is sending racy ‘sexts’ flirting or…?

Excess Media in Teen Years may lead to depression

Yowza! Cost of raising 14 kids: At least $1.5mil

Articles of Interest

Don’t worry kids, Stanford will teach Parents about Facebook

Under pressure: Are teen girls facing too much?

Avoid Social Media Mistakes With Mom

Teen Maze to let kids explore consequences

Like Rihanna, your teenager may deal with domestic abuse

Keeping kids entertained cheaply in a tough economy

‘Brow Raising

Teen charged with billing school for $37K of candy

Software glitch leads to 5-cent gas

Shannon’s Faves

Wii Fit Backlash

Are Katherine and T.R. Leaving Grey’s Anatomy?!?

Will Smith leads Forbes star bankability

So cool! Tweens are emerging generation

Vanessa’s Faves

Cool Blog Alert: Steely Dad chronicles the (mis)adventures of Todd Gottlieb as he embarks on a career as a domestic engineer (read “at-home dad”).  Oh, and there might be the occasional pithy observation on the madness of our modern world.

Such A Smart Mom  is a Web site for parents who want to help their children thrive in school. I like to say the site is “helping smart parents raise smart kids.”

Triaminic’s Sick Day Guidelines The National Association of School Nurses has recently developed Sick Day Guidelines. Parents know when their kids aren’t feeling 100% – these guidelines are aimed at helping parents decide when to keep them home or send them off to school.

Book of the Week

Still a Family A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce by Dr Lisa Rene Reynolds

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