We love you Miss Bone. The stereotype for teen pregnancy in the UK is something along the lines of single mothers, mooching on benefits and having more kids to get a bigger council flat. The baby keeps moving. Some nights I barely sleep because of it. Then the morning sickness will kick in and I end up feeling worse. At the start of my pregnancy I was stuck in bed with morning sickness.
With the start of summer vacation, underage drinking invariably goes up. A Room for Debate forum last week discussed the effectiveness of laws that make it a crime for parents to allow their teenagers to host parties with alcohol. Many readers wrote in to share their teenage drinking experiences. Here are excerpts from their comments. The summer immediately after I had graduated high school my friend threw a party. I was 17 at the time.
Parents have the right to examine any of the belongings of any minor child living in their custody. A child has absolutely no right to privacy, under the law or by common sense. You can certainly argue that a parent SHOULD leave certain things private, but that is up to the parent's discretion and the attitude of the child involved. To not look, Is ignorant. If you miss out on knowing about inappropriate relationships, Suicidal thoughts, Etc.
In research and clinical contexts, parent reports are often used to gain information about the sleep patterns of their adolescents; however, the degree of concordance between parent reports and adolescent-derived measures is unclear. The present study compares parent estimates of adolescent sleep patterns with adolescent self-reports from surveys and sleep diaries, together with actigraphy. Parent reports indicate that the adolescent averages a near-optimal amount of sleep on school nights and a more than optimal amount of sleep on weekends. However, adolescent-derived averages indicate patterns of greater sleep restriction. These results illustrate the importance of using adolescent-derived estimates of sleep patterns in this age group and the importance of sleep education for both adolescents and their parents.