teens

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 ...

Straight Talk TNT: There are better ways to go about piercings

Dear Straight Talk: Like many girls our age, my sister and I wanted our nipples and navel pierced. We’re under 18 and knew our prudish mom wouldn’t consent, so we did it on th ...

Boys & Girls Club not just for little guys

There comes a point when the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn becomes “The Club.” For Auburn-area members, this happens when they start seventh grade and gain access to the Teen Cen ...

Straight Talk: What do you do if girlfriend too much like mom?

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a 17-year-old guy in a pretty serious relationship with my girlfriend. We’ve been together almost a year and are sexually active. The problem is, she ...

Straight Talk: Moving on can be hard

Dear Straight Talk: Six months ago, my younger sister was rejected by her boyfriend for another girl. She’s still not over it. She lies around sad and depressed and hardly leave ...

Our View: With pot use up, is drug testing in schools far behind?

Teenagers are smoking marijuana in greater numbers every year. So says the Monitoring the Future Survey, presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Mi ...