5-21-10: Articles for Parents This Week

Hello Readers,

I will be in New York City/Tri-State Area from 10/1/2010-10/31/2010 for speaking engagements.  If you have a school or organization that would like to book an event.  Please email our manager Nina, for a list of costs and programs! As it gets closer we will list the free events we have for parents as well.

Top Articles:

If Kids Were Computers…

Helpful tips to learn the operating systems of a teen, much like the operating systems of different computers.

The “Not My Kid” Syndrome

How many parents’ close-mindedness to the reality of their teen’s life can perpetuate the scary behavior such as drugs, drinking, bullying, etc.

Articles from Teens:

Why Do We Keep Bad Friends Around?

The personal story of an unhealthy friendship provides insight to why some of us hold on to bad friends.

In Leah’s Wake by Terri Giuliano Long

Teen book review of a story about a typical family with two teenage daughters can still produce a rebellious child.

Sex 101

Different schools have different types of sexual education programs. One teens take on what works and what doesn’t.

What Are Teens Reading These Days?

Why it’s important to get teens to read beyond just their magazines and text messages.

The Rides of Pressure

How constant parental pressure to do well in school can be hard on their teen but is it better than no pressure at all?

Battle of the Social Networks: Facebook, Formspring, and Twitter.

A teen breaks down the pros and cons of the most popular social networking sites.

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