Deadly Driving

5 teens from Texas. 6 in Ohio. 4 more from Illinois. Those were just a few of the teen driving deaths that happened in one bloody week earlier this year. The carnage has experts asking lots of questions about adolescents and their driving habits. A Growing Problem The Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims that “vehicle crashes” remain…


Privacy: Can a Teen Have Too Much?

Jason, a 15-year-old sophomore, stormed upstairs after a disagreement with his parents. His mood didn’t improve when he saw his bedroom door had been removed. As in, taken off the hinges and stored who knows where. Privacy. It’s a subject many parents grapple with. How much privacy is a child entitled to? It’s a dangerous…


Parenting 17-year-olds like 18-year-olds

The last 6 months I’ve been conducting a little experiment; but, instead of using rats… I used my daughter. No, I didn’t cage her, send her through a maze and reward her with pellets. I did something a little more drastic in most conservative parenting circles: I freed her from all rules and restrictions at…