November 23, 2017

‘Every 15′ offers sobering reminder to teens

Every 15

By Julie Samrick One high school student lay dead, ejected from the vehicle her best friend drove seconds before. Only the frantic wails of a second passenger could be heard as she called her best friends’ names from the back seat, pleading for them to answer. The teenage drunk driver, also from the same high… Read more

When did asking someone to a dance become like a marriage proposal?

asking to dance like a marriage proposal

I’m fascinated by a trend that’s growing stronger: boys asking girls to formal dances with the sort of over-the-top gestures that rival grown men proposing marriage. Remember, the latter are men asking women to share their lives with them, compared to teenage boys asking girls to accompany them to one hours-long evening. There are stories… Read more

Prom? Homecoming? When did asking become like a marriage proposal?

when did asking become like a marriage proposal

Read the updated post I’ve been fascinated by a trend that’s growing stronger every formal dance season- Boys asking girls to prom and homecoming dances with the kind of over-the-top tactics many grown men don’t even think of when they’re proposing marriage to someone they want to devote their lives to, let alone one hours-long… Read more

Teen With Terminal Cancer Gets Prom in Her Honor

Katelyn Norman

Katelyn Norman really wanted to go to her prom, but when she couldn’t leave the hospital after all, the Tennesseean’s tight-knit community brought the prom to her in the hospital.  Read more

Crackdown on Sexy Prom Dresses Nationwide

A student PowerPoint presentation showing what is not acceptable

To avoid having to turn away tearful girls on the big night, prom organizers across the country are taking pre-emptive action, issuing specific guidelines early, offering dress approval in advance and relying on image-heavy PowerPoint presentations to make it crystal clear what styles will, and won’t, be allowed at the dance.  Read more about it

When a Pregnant Woman’s Water Breaks at Full Term Next Steps Vary Widely

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A medical writer from the Washington Post shares his wife’s experience with Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM), which means a woman’s water breaks before labor begins even when a pregnancy is at full term.  Read his story, and the confusion he and his wife felt and have since learned many families experience when some hospitals… Read more