In the beginning, the Internet was formless and empty. But soon there was Geocities, and Livejournal, and Fotolog — precursors of digital expression, fonts of potential. When the film ends, the frame is swathed in a soft rose and we scroll ever downward through the teasing end credits. We are gently pulled along and tempted into participating with flashes of animated sensuality: a breast here, a flaming crotch there, and all the while, this dreamy electro-pop ballad lulls us into delighted submission. So we watch, hoping for more, chunks of Courier New adorning the less rousing portions, when finally, there it is — one last, ejaculatory hurrah.
Why I Told My Kids About My Wild Teen Years | HuffPost
The latest what's-the-matter-with-kids-today story comes from Gloucester, Mass. According to Time , a group of and year-old girls at Gloucester High School made a "pregnancy pact"--an agreement that they would all get pregnant and then raise their kids together. Later reports have cast doubt on whether the girls actually made a spoken pact, but what is indisputable is that Gloucester has itself a little teen mommy explosion, with at least one of the baby mamas choosing a year-old homeless guy as her co-parent. Depressing, no? But the story could have one upside: it might expose the folly of much of what has passed for wisdom about teen pregnancy.
In an article on CNN. Whatever you think about sharing your own story, this is a topic that must be discussed with children before they are faced with the challenges that come with being a teenager, which include the temptation and social pressures of drinking, sex, and drug use. My high school years were a pot smoke-filled haze of bad decisions.
For decades, teenagers have gotten a pretty bad rap from the generations that came before them. The clothes, hairstyles and music may change, but the age-old notion of teenagers being wilder than ever before predates anyone old enough to have the thought. For example, in , 72 percent of high school seniors said they had recently tried alcohol. Fast-forward about 30 years and that number has hit to historic lows.