Female students attending Wasatch High School in Wasatch County, Utah were recently not so pleasantly surprised to find that some of their yearbook photos had been altered, mostly to show less skin. Because, you know, these girls are showing up dressed like pole dancers.
The recent onslaught of school shootings have got this parenting and family expert thinking: how can we better interact with our teens and prevent future tragedies? Try these 16 ways to communicate love to your child and create a safe environment.
In the land of celebrity marriages, most alliances last all of five minutes. People meet, fall in love, marry, fall out of love, and implode. But some relationships reach back to the time before the celebs became famous, when things were simpler. Yep, we’re talking about high school.
By Barbara Greenberg, PhD, GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, for GalTime.com As October comes to a close and we wrap up honoring National Bullying Prevention Month, we need to remember that it is clearly a topic that needs to be addressed all year long. Today, I want to talk about a kind of bullying that we don't discuss enough -- the acts that happen when other kids and even adults are around.
By GalTime College Coach, Suzanne Shaffer, for GalTime.com getting your student ready for the big test(s) Yes, I said parents. Because let’s face it, standardized test prep and test taking will stress the entire household, even the parents. Nancy Berk, author of “College Bound and Gagged” describes it like this:
By Registered Dietitian, Elisa Zied, MS RD CDN, for GalTime.com When she works with professional athletes, registered dietitian Mitzi Dulan explains to them that their bodies are like well-tuned, high performance race cars that need proper maintenance to get the most out of their bodies when they’re out on the field or court. “Not only does proper nutrition help kids perform well when they’re playing sports and being active, but it
Kids have come to rely heavily on parents and teachers to do their thinking for them. They have become unwilling, or unable, to go beyond rote learning. In the classroom, lesson plans and curriculum are now strongly influenced by 'essential questions'. These questions engage students in evaluating, analyzing and applying knowledge to better understand, and function in, their world. They encourage students to think critically, instead of simply looking up facts.
As a therapist who sees teenagers, I get this questioned posed to me often…Stacy, I don’t want my child to drop out of school, but they refuse to go and I don’t know what to do. What should I do? I often approach this topic from “what is your child communicating to the rest of us that we aren’t hearing?”
Recently, a group of about 13 children at a high school in Dallas Fort Worth Texas were arrested in a sexting scandal. The officers involved said that in Texas, teenagers are charged with a misdemeanor for sexting. It is a much more serious issue in other states that can result in the youth being charged with a felony crime. Kids are then labeled sex offenders for an impulsive act that is common in many schools.
I was 15 years old when Titanic was first released in Dec. 1997. I was enthralled not only by the magic of the movie, but by my first love sitting next to me in the theater. At that time, my high school sweetheart was the king of my world.
New York City schools will be required to have sex-education classes for middle and high school students this year. They will include lessons on using a condom, city officials say. The classes mark the first time in almost two decades the city will require sex-education classes.
This week in totally disturbing nuptials news, a staffer on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign met his bride-to-be while on a tour stop on behalf of the Republican candidate. The only problem? Oh, she was 17, and he was visiting her high school. There are so many gross gems from the romance of 29-year-old Christopher Cox and his now 21-year-old bride Andrea Catsimatidis, featured in the New York Times Vows section this weekend.