The whole point of having uniforms is that it equalizes everyone and school officials don't have to worry about students wearing anything inappropriate, right? Well, apparently not. A Chinese high school is now enforcing a dress code in what's underneath the uniform as well. Sigh ... just when you think school restrictions couldn't possibly get any weirder.
Apparently, Zhongshan Technical Secondary School has banned girls from wearing "anything but flesh-colored bras and underwear." Why? They say colorful or patterned delicates show through the school uniforms and cause distractions. Um, are there uniforms completely sheer or something?! I don't get it!Continue Reading >
It seems like parents who leave their two teenage daughters home alone for the weekend are just asking for trouble ... and that's exactly what one Connecticut mom and dad recently got!
In a scene straight out of a bad teen movie, two sisters, ages 15 and 16, took advantage of their empty house and lack of supervision by throwing three back-to-back parties--one for every night of the weekend. They were in the middle of the one on Sunday when their parents came home early and were (predictably) none too pleased to see what was going on.Continue Reading >
A mother and daughter took to the media to plead for the return of a 15-year-old girl who went missing on October 9. Abigail Hernandez was last seen walking home from Kennett High School in North Conway, New Hampshire, around 2:30 p.m. that Wednesday. It's believed that she did make it home, but when her mother Zenya Hernandez arrived home from work that day, Abigail was not there, and has not been seen since. "Abi," as her mother affectionately calls her turned 15 on Monday -- just a few days after her disappearance.
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Getting a tattoo comes with its risks and for one 16-year-old Dominican girl, it sadly led to death. The unnamed girl went to a tattoo shop in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to get the tattoo done, and was given a bottle of rum to drink to numb the pain.There are rumors that she also took an unknown pill in addition to the booze.
Although paramedics tried saving her, she had no pulse upon arriving to the hospital and died. How sad!Continue Reading >
I tend to have sympathy for troubled children, but 17-year-old Joda Cain deserves a harsh punishment after he was accused of killing his 71-year-old great-grandmother. Jacqueline Bell of Oregon had taken in her great-grandson this July to help him steer clear of trouble.
Instead Cain and his 19-year-old cousin Micus Ward killed the generous woman, who is said to have spoiled the teen. Both accused teens were caught when they took police on a high speed chase after stealing the woman's car.Continue Reading >
Recently, I watched Comedian Louis C.K. discussing children today and the effects of technology. You would think that with the advancement of technology, society would be evolving into a better place, but instead, too much technology has become a crutch and is hurting more than helping our children. Technology is castrating our children's humanity.Continue Reading >
Jordan Morlan loved playing pranks on his family, especially during Halloween. But his latest joke ended in tragedy Sunday, and I don't see how his mother will manage to get the gruesome image of her dead son out of her head. Apparently, Jordan's intentions were to frighten his younger sister using a noose they had just put up as part of their Halloween decorations. Although he achieved his goal, it was for all the wrong reasons…Continue Reading >
Now that the first few weeks of school have flown by and your family has likely settled into a manageable routine, you're probably starting to receive memos about the various clubs, sports, etc., that your children can be a part of throughout the school year. It's important to encourage even elementary- and middle-schoolers to get involved outside the classroom, especially since extracurricular activities have become such an important part of the college admissions and scholarship process, but making the right choices can be overwhelming for your and your child. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when helping your child choose after-school activities:Continue Reading >
Your kids probably have apps for movies, games and music on their phones and tablets, but a more helpful use of that coveted memory card space might be a few homework apps that will make keeping track of assignments, grades, and exams a whole lot easier. There are even fantastic apps that will help your children ace their homework and save you some money! Check out six of our favorites:Continue Reading >
For Latinas like me, staying connected to my extended and growing family is vital. Thanks to technology, I feel more connected than ever to my familia, who lives abroad. Also thanks to apps that allow me to track the digital lives of my kids, nieces and nephews I'm able to get more information on what they're up to and what they're saying than from live conversations! Here are the apps that have changed my life: