Topic: teenagers

This Rent-A-Teen Program Sounds Much Cheaper Than The Real Thing

This Rent-A-Teen Program Sounds Much Cheaper Than The Real Thing

If you’re thinking about having kids, it might occur to you that at some point, your tiny, precious bundle of joy is going to turn into an enormous, refrigerator-emptying, stinky-sock-producing machine. The post-baby singularity is a big enough life change; it’s hard enough to imagine what it’ll be like to hold a tiny infant in your arms, let alone to picture what your life is going to look like in sixteen years. Fortunately, Kentuckian actor Stanley Robinson is here to help, with his Rent-A-Teenager program for prospective parents. Based on the current expense of clothing, feeding, and otherwise providing for a child, not to mention sending him to college, a rental option sounds like a pretty good option. More »

10 Hilariously Terrible Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

10 Hilariously Terrible Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

Let’s face it. No parent looks forward to “The Talk.” The birds and the bees have been an uncomfortable rite of passage for parents and teens since the beginning of time, and the information area has only made it worse. In an age where one keystroke can bring up every conceivable type of sexual fetish and flavor known to man, how do you tactfully go about talking to your kids about sex? More »

30 Frat Members To Be Charged In Hazing Death Of 19-Year Old And The Punishment Will Never Be Enough

30 Frat Members To Be Charged In Hazing Death Of 19-Year Old And The Punishment Will Never Be Enough

I don’t know about all of you Mommyish readers, but since I became a mother, I have spent an inordinate amount of time day-dreaming about my children’s futures. I worry, I wonder, I giggle and sometimes, I shudder. Being a youngish mom, I remember my youth very clearly- both the good and the bad. I remember times where I desperately wanted to fit in with a certain group of people and I know I did things to make that happen that would have made my mom cry. More »

You Will Understand Why This High School Banned Backpacks

You Will Understand Why This High School Banned Backpacks

As a parent of a school-age child no news stories give me chills and have me hyper-ventilating like the ones about horrible things happening in schools. Shootings, bombings and stabbings seem to dominate headlines these days and of course, schools are on their toes doing everything in their power to keep their students safe. That is why I am not surprised and am actually impressed that this Long Island high school is taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of their students and faculty. More »