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Teen Parenting

Boy’s girlfriend is pregnant, pushing him away

Dear Straight Talk: My girlfriend since last Christmas just told me she is pregnant. She is 17 and I'm 18. She's been on the pill since she was 16 but maybe forgot to take them some days?? All she does is cry, call me constantly,…

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Young mother worries about raising kids in “raunch” culture

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I am 20, engaged to be married, and pregnant with our first child. The problem is I’m worried about raising children in today’s “raunch” culture.…

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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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A Holiday Letter to Parents

Dear Readers: Parenting is probably the only job that is guaranteed to be legendary. When your children have grown and when they gather with siblings or talk from the heart with…

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