2-25-2009 News for Parents

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.

Video of the Week

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Breaking News

Two deaths, stir fears of teen parties

Truth Campaign Prevented Almost Half-a-Million Teens From Smoking

6,473 Texts a Month, But at What Cost?

The Debate On Lowering The Drinking Age

Teen drinking leads to crackdown on ‘cool’ parents

R-Rated Movies Prompt More Teen Smoking

Articles of Interest

In lean times, grandparents lend a hand

Facebook backpedals after user fiasco

Teens’ ipods, hearng loss and persistent parenting

Teen ‘Sexting’ has serious consquences

How to deal with aggressive behavior

What driver’s ed didn’t teach you

‘Brow Raising

Bristol Palin new face of teen abstinence??

Shannon’s Faves

Teachers invite ‘Wii Music’ into the classroom

Jonas Brothers to make surprise theater visits

Ledger’s last film awaits deal for U.S. release

Vanessa’s Faves

Amy Kossoff Smith, founder of The Business of Motherhood and The MomTini Lounge – believes that motherhood is a business .  She will be publishing a Guest Post shortly, and shared the link to one of her favorite posts on technology and teens.  In this one she reported a fresh perspective after hosting a dinner for PEP, a local parenting organization , and it is loaded with tips on how to embrace technology to connect with your kids. You’ll find yourself texting & IM’ing away with your kids once you read about the benefits.  Check it out!

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