The recurrence of teen parenting is something that's become a reality all over the world, and it's happened here in Sedalia, too. These young people can often feel scared, alone, intimidated, and lost when faced with the reality of being a young parent. The Amigos De Cristo and VISTA are working to help these young people through the process.
We've seen parents use unique methods to punish kids in the past -- through Facebook and by making them carry signs on busy streets, for example. But a Utah woman punished her stepdaughter in the most creative way yet by forcing her to wear ill-fitting thrift store clothing for being a bully.
A Massachusetts father gives his children a reason, beyond the possibility of string cheese, to look forward to lunch. David Laferriere of Attleboro has been drawing on his kids' sandwich bags for the past five years, posting pics of each doodle to his flickr account.
I was talking about this on the air this morning and there was so much response that I decided to post it here too. My friend's young son called her "the B-word," so she said he couldn't go trick-or-treating for Halloween. Is that too harsh? Should she let him go? Or should she be consistent and make her threats of punishment have merit?