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Tell me again why teenagers shouldn't be having sex.

My 15-yr old daughter recently told me she has been having sex with her boyfriend of 10 months (also 15 y.o.) [more inside]
posted by cherrybounce on Jul 28, 2014 - 77 answers

Where to watch the World Cup Final in Baltimore? Difficulty: Teens

I have tickets with my cousin and his kids (14/16 years old) to go to the Orioles game at 8:05pm on Sunday. But we also want to watch the World Cup Final somewhere first. Where would we be able to watch the game, with the teenagers in tow, so that we can get from there to Camden Yards easily/quickly? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Jul 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Teenage nephew making anti-women comments

My 15 year old nephew has been saying some negative comments about women that make me a little concerned. How should I respond to him? Do I mention it to his parents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2014 - 32 answers

TV viewing recs - teenage kid visiting his middle-aged relatives

Our 17 year old cousin is coming to visit. He comes from a sheltered environment, not allowed to watch TV at home, and they don't have wifi. We'd like to enjoy some really good TV together. I'm looking for good quality shows that are sophisticated and fun, with minimal romantic/sexual content. On the kid's last visit, he really enjoyed the Firefly and Justified series. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Jul 7, 2014 - 62 answers

Seeking Parenting Support Group in Seattle

My sister is a mother of twin girls, 14 years old. Just this year one began engaging in "NSSI" (cutting herself) the other was found to be having a sexualized, online affair with a 19 year old girl. [more inside]
posted by uhom on Jun 5, 2014 - 6 answers

The kid has a birthday coming up! Help me weasel out of her plan!

My step-daughter's 16th birthday is right around the corner. Like, 8 days away. We always ask her what she wants to do on her birthdays and usually she comes up with something like renting out a place to play laser tag or going to the water park or whatever and we are more than happy to give that to her and she invites friends and there is food and drink and merriment and Huzzah! This year, it could go bad. I need some help! [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 2, 2014 - 34 answers

Explaining a Dress Code to 87 Holden Caufields

I'm a principal at a therapeutic high school and my students are railing against our school dress code now that the warmer weather is here. What's happening is that female students will be approached by female staff and the males vice versa, they are told their clothing is in violation of the school dress code, and they are given an opportunity to change/cover up. If the student refuses to comply with the dress code, they serve an in-school detention during lunch. If it happens twice, parents are called. But the kids are revolting. Literally. And in every sense of the word. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on May 16, 2014 - 55 answers

What I'm With isn't It

Need sugqgestions for loud, aggressive, violent music that is contemporary (2014). I have a great back catalogue of stuff from ten and twenty years ago, but nothing from this decade. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Apr 7, 2014 - 12 answers

The kids are alright (if they eat properly)

Where online can I find videos about healthy eating for kids aged 12-13? [more inside]
posted by lazy robot on Feb 25, 2014 - 2 answers

How can I forgive myself for something I did as a teenager?

When I was 15, I was extremely cruel to a friend and sabotaged our very special relationship. I was crazy and didn't really understand what I had done until college. When I finally "got it" too late, I wrote him a letter to apologize, but he never responded. 10 years later, suddenly the guilt is flooding back again big-time... [more inside]
posted by MetaFilter World Peace on Dec 17, 2013 - 49 answers

We can just drive around Brooklyn!

Help! My brother and his many children (ranging from 4 - 19 in age) are heading up to visit from PA right now. They live in Illinois, and spent Thanksgiving with other relatives. They are only coming for the day, and when I asked what they wanted to do, my brother said "we can just drive around and see Brooklyn". [more inside]
posted by catrae on Nov 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Videos or Articles About Adult Opinions of Teenagers

I'm going to have my students create a mixed-media project that shows what it's like to be a teenager now, and I'd like to start the project with some videos or articles that show the stereotypical way that adults view teenagers. The more offensive and stereotype-laden the better, and bonus points for fear-mongering oh-noes-the-death-of-civilisation-at-the-hands-of-teens. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Aug 24, 2013 - 9 answers

San Francisco for teenagers.

My younger brother, a rising senior in high school, will be visiting me in the Bay Area next week. We will have 2-3 days to spend in the city (really, any place accessible by Caltrain). I need an itinerary of fun places to check out. The main criteria are that anything you recommend should be easily accessible by public transport, not too remote, and also immediately spectacular for teenage boys and other people without particular interests. Yes: museums with minimal reading, weird architecture, cable cars, great views, robots and video games, and so on. No: major league sports, "funky boutiques," "must-eat restaurants." The rest of our week will be mostly spent outdoors, so indoors is OK. Thanks for suggestions!
posted by Nomyte on Aug 19, 2013 - 36 answers

What are some alternatives to going to college?

What are some options for a bright young man who wants to delay college? It can be volunteer-based, overseas, career ideas, special programs, alternate ideas of how to approach higher learning...anything. The main thing he wants is real-world experience outside of a classroom, something that will help him grow as a person and help him learn what he wants out of life. [more inside]
posted by piratesriding on Aug 10, 2013 - 38 answers

Need a game idea for a game programming workshop for young teens

I've got 5 three-hour sessions (over a week) to introduce a group of 11-17 year-olds to game development. I need some ideas for a game we could create in this workshop. [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Jul 3, 2013 - 8 answers

A rising HS senior is foundering in search of post-high-school options.

My younger brother is an unimpressive student who doesn't show much evidence of being able to apply himself. His grades are B's and C's pretty much across the board in both the sciences and humanities. He wasn't making much progress at sports or with a musical instrument, and after a year or two his motivation fades. I have provided him with learning tools for some technical computery stuff, but that hasn't really been paying off either. He likes drawing and sketching, but not intensely, and the complexity of 3D and animation quickly turned him off. Generally, he likes hanging out with friends, riding bikes, watching TV, and playing video games. But what the hell is he going to be doing a year from now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2013 - 50 answers

Summer Jobs/Activities For an Almost Sixteen Year Old?

My wife's son lives with us for 2 months during the summer (July 1st - August 30th) in San Diego. He is 15 1/2, too young to get a McMinimum wage franchise job at In-N-Out or Target and a bit too old/mature for 'camp'. Would love some suggestions on what, on earth, this child is going to do for 2 months. What did you do during your summer before Junior year? [more inside]
posted by BlerpityBloop on Jun 11, 2013 - 43 answers

Help me buy a sports jacket for a 16 yr. old boy

A friend (single mom) relays that her 16 yr. old son has asked for a sports jacket. He also just joined a gym. This is great news, as he never before seemed interested in hair, clothes, looks in general. [more inside]
posted by ebesan on May 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Pre-marriage counseling is fine. But how committed is he?

It's been a few months after my fiance proposed and he made plans to move in with me and my 15-year-old son this summer. As predicted, my son began acting up, basically in the form of talking back and being a little rude to me in front of the fiance, who comes here every weekend. It's important to note my son does not act this way when it's the 2 of us and I completely understand what's going on and we're talking to someone. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Apr 27, 2013 - 26 answers

Perfect Model Mix

I want to make a mix CD for my niece who is an aspiring model. What should be on it? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Mar 16, 2013 - 37 answers

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Our teenage son's voice is so low and hoarse that none of us can hear it. [more inside]
posted by dean winchester on Mar 11, 2013 - 20 answers

10 degrees of latitude south

GiftFilter: Gifts for an outdoorsy teenager trapped in the burbs. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Dec 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me change the life of a teenager

I have my teenage nephew for a week. We can go anywhere. I'd like to change his life. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Dec 13, 2012 - 39 answers

this one time? at my mom's house?

Should I let my kids' girlfriends sleep at our house? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Sep 7, 2012 - 60 answers

Wie sind die Roboter.

Basic programming using C++ from the ground up, high school edition. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jul 25, 2012 - 14 answers

The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.

My younger brother has just finished tenth grade. His math teacher was a martinet. His math teacher next year might turn out to be one too. How can I help my brother cope with this kind of instructor? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jun 13, 2012 - 21 answers

What should we do after our troubled teenager has sex with her teacher?

So our teenage daughter slept with her married teacher. Not as much of a disaster as usual with her, but advice would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 - 79 answers

Movies for smart teenagers?

Hi, all. I'm looking for recommendations as to the movies that a group of smart, liberal teens ought to be shown. [more inside]
posted by Myca on Apr 12, 2012 - 66 answers

Enrichment and internships for a high-schooler in Rochester, NY.

My younger brother, a high-school sophomore, is asking about internships and other interesting opportunities for people his age in Rochester, NY. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Mar 12, 2012 - 11 answers

How can my teenage son improve his dating/friend making skills?

How can my teenage son improve his dating/friend making skills? [more inside]
posted by hick57 on Feb 16, 2012 - 35 answers

Contest gifts for teenagers?

What would be a good participant gift for a high school or college-aged student? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Feb 2, 2012 - 2 answers

help with son who has school refusal

I have a 14yrs old who does not do any homework or work at school. He also does not cooperate with me on any matter. I want to take him to the psychiatrist to find out if he has depression, anxiety disorder, or ADD but he refuses to go. He does not want to go to school either. I called the juvenile office and was told that they would not accept him unless he commits a crime. The hospital cannot admit anyone forcefully. The ambulance will not come out to my house to pick him up to take him to the psychiatric hospital unless he threatens to kill himself. The school does not want to deal with him either. I don't know what rights I have as a parent. Any advice would be appreciated.
posted by bossanova on Jan 3, 2012 - 89 answers

Germany & France with Teenagers and Kids

Just starting to plan a trip to France (mainly Paris) and Germany (mainly Munich) with three kids ages 17, 14, and 11. We're from the US and do not speak German or French. We've done Europe before, but never these countries. We will go in June of 2012. I need resources so I can research the heck out of this thing. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Nov 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Dealing with Unruly Youth

I was harassed by some teenagers on the street and kicked one of them, how could I have handled this better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 - 85 answers

I like my protagonists teenage and depressed.

I'm looking for novels or movies that feature teenage protagonists suffering from depression, schizoid tendencies or similar psychological defects. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Sep 9, 2011 - 48 answers

Teach me how to teach mythology!

I've been given a mythology class to teach, mostly to juniors and seniors (at a public high school in California). Yay! However, the previous teacher won't let me borrow her material, and my mythological education was taking one class in college and a lot self-teaching (thus, there are gaping holes in my knowledge). And so, mefites, hope me figure out the best way to teach this class! [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Aug 28, 2011 - 36 answers

Making plans for Nigel.

(Local attractions filter): Washington, DC, for teenagers. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jul 17, 2011 - 24 answers

Something to do in Georgia

Things to do, places to see in somewhat rural GA for the next two weeks? [more inside]
posted by who squared on May 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Tantrum conundrum

How would you handle this? 16 year old boy breaks his Mom's cell phone in anger. Mom believes taking his phone away deprives him of the support of his friends, and has restricted most everything else, but not the phone. Eye for an eye or eye for an ear? It's a bit more complicated, though, so more inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2011 - 18 answers

Thats my daughter in the water

I recently found out I have a 13 year old daughter. Now what? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Apr 24, 2011 - 42 answers

easy on the bawdy

I'd like to find funny, slightly bawdy songs suitable for teenagers. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 4, 2011 - 31 answers

How to design an after-school program for teens?

I have a chance to start an after-school program for teens in my rural community. I have no experience designing this sort of program. Help! [more inside]
posted by luckynerd on Feb 23, 2011 - 6 answers

New Millennials Movies?

What movies define this latest generation? [more inside]
posted by Carlotta Bananas on Jan 31, 2011 - 68 answers

Travel/study program for high school junior?

My 16 year old daughter is fed up with her high pressure high school academic experience, and wants to try something more experiential for one semester of her junior year. She is very motivated, organized and has good people skills. European travel a plus, but the key criterion is joyful experiential learning, and of course a sense of professionalism and safety on the part of the program. Any suggestions?
posted by pavi on Jan 26, 2011 - 36 answers

Advise on dealing with a socially isolated 16 year old who is smoking pot by himself?

Advise on dealing with a socially isolated 16 year old who is smoking pot by himself? Please help. [more inside]
posted by Flood on Dec 15, 2010 - 39 answers

"I wish someone had told me that back then!"

If you were homeless/transient as a teenager, or began living on your own without parental support/supervision at an unusually young age, what could you have learned back then that would have made your life better? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Nov 18, 2010 - 31 answers

What should my teeny-bopper pop song be about?

I've been tasked with writing an 'original pop song teenagers will like and want to dance to.' The music does not worry me. It's choosing something to write about that's got me hung up. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Nov 4, 2010 - 27 answers

"Yo, just got back from the Coliseum. Someone slayed THREE lions today!"

What are some interesting culturally specific conversations students around the world might be having with their friends, parents, or teachers? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Oct 31, 2010 - 16 answers

Why does my heart feel so bad?

My mother's hoarding tendency is causing problems for the entire family. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Oct 28, 2010 - 27 answers

Movie in which youth change the world (for the better)

I need an uplifting movie about young people engaged in social justice. [more inside]
posted by philotes on Oct 21, 2010 - 17 answers

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