teens

Do not, NOT, text and drive

Why text and drive? It is completely unsafe! There have been so many crashes from teens looking down at their phones. Even a few seconds of distraction is long enough to travel 10 ...

Contagion may strike again

I am compelled today to warn the community of a highly contagious condition to which I have recently been exposed. Friday evening at the (packed to the gunnels) State Theater, my w ...

Teens were great citizens

Earlier this week I heard about two good citizen teenagers. The two teenagers were in Auburn on Monday when they found a roll of money totaling $800 (Journal, Oct. 19). They found ...

17-year-old suspected of DUI in Applegate crash that killed 3

Three men were killed and the juvenile driver is behind bars on suspicion of drunken driving after a car left an Applegate road and hit a tree late Thursday, the California Highway ...

Straight Talk TNT: Damage can be done when you start drinking young

Studies show that when you begin drinking as a teen you’re more likely to be an alcoholic Dear Straight Talk, I still have the photo. I’m at my best friend’s house and her mo ...

Straight Talk TNT: Mom worried about pressure-cooker high schools

Dear Straight Talk: Sometimes I think our schools have gone crazy. We expect our kids to get a 4.6 GPA, letter in sports, run student government, play in the orchestra, and after ...

Straight Talk TNT: Take caution with what you post

Dear Straight Talk: When are kids going to learn that anything posted on the Internet is potentially exposed to the world? As a hiring manager, I am floored by the number of applic ...

Straight Talk TNT: Former cutter now worried about his scars

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 18, heading to college, happy to leave high school behind and become my own person. The trouble is I have scars on my arms from cutting when I was younge ...

Straight Talk TNT: Mom seeks realistic tips for college-bound daughter

Dear Straight Talk: My daughter starts college next week and I’m wondering what real-life advice the panel and you have for her. I am concerned about hookups, binge-drinking and ...

Straight Talk TNT: Boy trying to handle murderous thoughts toward bully

Dear Straight Talk: I moved here as a freshman. I’m heading into junior year and never made it into the popular crowd. In fact, I’m completely shunned because last year, a comp ...

Straight Talk TNT: Take care of skin

Dear Straight Talk: I’m glad I don’t have worse concerns than this, but my daughter is going to Mexico with another family and I’m worried she will cook herself on the beach ...

Straight Talk: Strip poker sheds clothes and shreds friends

Dear Straight Talk: Last weekend at a birthday slumber party, one of the pushier girls suggested we turn our regular poker game into strip poker. Well, I was the only one who chos ...

Straight Talk TNT: Teen’s love is tested

Dear Straight Talk: Please help. I am 17. My girlfriend, “Tina,” is 15. Her mom is really strict and thinks I just want to take advantage of Tina (which I don’t). Last night ...

Straight Talk TNT: Dad trying to understand today’s dating scene

Dear Straight Talk: My stepdaughter is 17, intelligent, popular and attractive. She attended prom last month with a lot of friends, which is how she always goes out. I’m not awa ...

Straight Talk TNT: Mom worries about son's Facebook friend count

Dear Straight Talk: Maybe I shouldn’t meddle, but my son is an awkward, shy teenager and my brother’s kids are popular. At a recent reunion, a lively conversation ensued about ...