Topic: teens

How To Raise Your Daughter To Be A Drug Free Designated Driver

How To Raise Your Daughter To Be A Drug Free Designated Driver

I would imagine that being a parent of teenagers only grows more terrifying with each passing year and season of Pretty Little Liars. The world is basically one giant electric socket for your teen to stick a fork into, and teens seem to just run around with forks in hand, ready to get shocked. That analogy sounded better in my head–maybe I stuck too many forks into too many sockets in my teen years. More »

Normal Adult Men Don’t Date Teenage Girls

Normal Adult Men Donât Date Teenage Girls

I have a nine-year-old. She is a beautiful girl. I’m pretty sure she will be a beautiful teenager, aesthetically and otherwise. I was a beautiful girl, tall for my age, long limbs and long hair, and I attracted the attention of older men from the time I was 10. Much older men. And it made me uncomfortable, and it made me scared. And I grew into a teenager, and I still received attention from older men, the catcalls, the gross suggestions hollered from passing cars when I rode my bike down the street, the hey baby’s and the worse, and sometime around age 16 my parents divorced and sent me into a hormonal flurry of angst and insecurity and anger and sadness.

The older guys were nice. More »

Cute Couple With Special Needs Nominated For Homecoming Court By Classmates And I Wanna Go Too

Cute Couple With Special Needs Nominated For Homecoming Court By Classmates And I Wanna Go Too

This story is the best and you know what else is the best? Readers like TngldBlue who sent me this for our “Teens Don’t Always Suck” file, which is growing! So get this, about two weeks ago 15-year-old freshman Aidan Silverton decided he wanted to ask his friend Hannah Abdelkader to their homecoming dance at Grand Blanc High School. He asked his mom and his younger sister for help, so Aidan made a posted inviting Hannah and showed up with a dozen roses and also made a chalk drawing on the driveway, Hannah said yes, of course, because how you can resist a poster and roses AND a chalk drawing? Hannah’s younger sister grabbed a snap of all of this, posted it to Twitter, and it quickly went viral amongst the freshman class who decided to make the dance even more special for the couple, and nominated them for homecoming prince and princess. More »

Program Taking The Totally Correct Message From Steubenville Teaches Teens Not To Document Their Sex Crimes

Program Taking The Totally Correct Message From Steubenville Teaches Teens Not To Document Their Sex Crimes

As gut-wrenching as the details of the Steubenville rape case were and remain, many have taken solace in the fact that it might yet be a catalyst for some sort of positive change in society. And, as it turns out, one West Virginia town is currently trying to make that happen by teaching kids the importance of consent fighting a culture of victim blaming introducing a class on the dangers of social media. Cool! More »

How Do Deaf Teenagers Learn About Safe Sex?

How Do Deaf Teenagers Learn About Safe Sex?

Being a teenager is hard when it comes to learning about healthy sex habits. From misinformation to misinterpretation, rumors to regulations about what schools can teach, it’s not easy to determine which “facts” are actual facts and which are they kind that could result in devastating consequences. And which kind comes from the dungeon of Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison, which is arguably worse. But how do deaf teenagers learn about safe sex, especially in countries where sex ed may not be easily accessible in general? More »

14-Year-Old Prisoner Wanted To Have Sex With Adult Guard, Say Defense Attorneys

14-Year-Old Prisoner Wanted To Have Sex With Adult Guard, Say Defense Attorneys

Here is something awful. Defense attorneys hired by the government are trying to convince a judge that a 14-year-old inmate currently being held in juvenile hall in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana was complicit in her own series of rapes at the hands of an adult guard because she is a slutty, slutty child who does not deserve to be protected from abuse. Like I said: awful. More »