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Why won’t my daughter talk to me?

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: In your website archives you have many columns on teens becoming sexually active. My question, as a mother, is how do I get my daughter to talk to me about these aspects…

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Teens stand up to sexual predators

Dear Straight Talk: In reference to your column of June 27, there is another reason divorced or single mothers need to get over their inhibitions and give their sons the “sex talk.”…

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Trials and tribulations of mother-son “sex talk”

Dear Straight Talk: My son is 15 and I’ve never sat him down and given him the sex talk. His dad is not available and I’m afraid I’m failing him in this department. I’ve…

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Pregnant teen wants more love, less sex

Dear Straight Talk: I am only 16 and am in a pretty serious relationship with my boyfriend of 18. We have been dating for 14 months now and sometimes it’s hard to talk to him about deep feelings…

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“Pre-deciding” a great tool for raising kids

Dear Straight Talk: After reading the recent columns on the choices teens face around drugs and sex, I decided to write.


The thing…

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Girls take the rap for being promiscuous

Dear Straight Talk: I am writing in response to last Sunday’s column where kids talked about what bugged them about their generation. I’m 17 and I want to mention a few things about…

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