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Teens / College

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

While most people may assume that teens driving in the thick of winter – when it’s dark, cold and wet – would be more dangerous than driving on sunny, warm days, a recent study from AAA states it is actually the summer months that are the most dangerous. In fact, the period between Memorial Day […]

Text & Driving: It Can Wait – Check out this infographic for some of the deadly facts on texting and driving

4 Conversations You Must Have With Your Tween

So much focus is put on teens and the issues they’re dealing with that the impressionable ‘tweens are often overlooked. Too many parents think that their nine, ten and eleven year olds are too young to know about many of these issues. Don’t fool yourself – they’re hearing about them in school and in the […]

If Your Daughter’s Wearing a Training Bra Should She Know the Easter Bunny Doesn’t Exist?

A word of warning – if you have a child that still believes in Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy and The Easter Bunny, be sure they’re not reading over your shoulder! The other night my pre-teen daughter and I had one of “the talks.” I have to admit, I’m a bit surprised at how much […]

Teen Dating Violence – It’s Worse Than Parents Think

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an issue most parents think will never effect their son or daughter.  But, unfortunately, that’s not the case.  Most parents don’t realize the extent of date violence and abuse among teens.  According to a study conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU):   1 in 5 teens that have […]

New AP/MTV survey – 4 out of 10 teens in a relationship say their partners have used computers or cellphones to abuse or control them

The Associated Press released a story this morning announcing the findings from their joint MTVonline bullying survey.  Below are some of the highlights from the poll.  Fifty-six percent of respondents say they’ve been electronically bullied in some way or another, up from 50 percent in 2009, with the most frequent forms of bullying including people writing things online […]

Toyota Free Safe Driving Program for Teens

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the scary statistic is one in three teen deaths.  Toyota has taken notice of this and wants to help parents make their young drivers better drivers.  In October, Toyota will once again be offering, free […]

AAA Analysis Finds Seven of Top 10 Deadliest Days for Teens Occur During Summer

Auto club reminds parents that summer vacation should not be a ‘vacation from safety’ WASHINGTON, D.C., (June 6, 2011) – With deadly traffic crashes peaking for teens during the summer months of June, July and August, AAA urges parents of teens to increase their focus on safety during the school-free months ahead. Summer is the […]