Teen Guilty in the Murder of Own Father

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Just recently, CNN reported a heart-breaking news about a Berkeley teen who was convicted in the murder of his father. The victim was raising three kids on his own when one of them, for reasons unknown, murdered him with a gunshot to the head.  The judge handling the case found the 16-year-old teen guilty of […]

Which High School Students Are Most Likely to Graduate From College?

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A recent research discovered distressing signs that demographic factors such as gender, race, and parental education play significant roles in ascertaining a student’s fate, no matter how studious or hardworking the particular student may be. Those from families with below-average earnings or whose parents didn’t finish college, are the ones failing college at disproportionate rates, […]

How to Talk to Your Children About 9/11

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If we can only get rid of memories of traumatic events maybe it can diminish distress especially among our children and young adults. Such is not the case because we are not programmed to do so. Remembering what transpired on 9/11 can be a lot more difficult and painful especially among those who lost a […]

Choosing Role Models for Teens

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She may dream of looking like her, walking like her, dressing like her. A clumsy boy may admire the skills of an NFL quarterback and cover the walls of his room with posters of this player. These types of role models generally don’t pose a problem. However, try to see what your teenager might be […]