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    Teens and Violence
    Is There One Common Reason for Teenage Violence?
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    Teens and Violence
    Have Your Teenage Daughter Test Her Safety Know-How
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    Teens and Violence
    Troubled 13-Year-Old Turns to Violence
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    Teens and Violence
    Are Violent Genes Inherited?
    Our expert advises a parent not to worry about hereditary violence, but to be alert to behavior signals in her sons. ...
  • Teens
    Dating Violence
    Talking About Date Rape
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    Kyanna Sutton
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    Teens and Violence
    Are Violent Genes Inherited?
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    Dating Violence
    Talking to Our Sons about Sex and Limits
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    Carleton Kendrick
  • Teens
    Teens and Violence
    Indications of Violence in Teens
    There are some pre-incident indicators associated with boys who act out violently. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Violence
    Talking With Teens About Threats to Their Safety
    Talking With Teens About Threats to Their SafetyThe Scene You've heard through the parent grapevine that a student in your 15-year-old daughter's school has been making violent threats. Over dinner you eye your daughter speculatively, wondering h...
    Dr. Susan Linn
  • Teens
    Teens and Violence
    Obsessed with Gory Websites
    An obsessive interest in gore, serial killers, rapists, suicide, and depression is definitely a cause for concern. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Violence
    Have Your Teenage Daughter Test Her Safety Know-How
    Have Your Teenage Daughter Test Her Safety Know-How As you begin to enter adulthood, you will become increasingly independent from your parents. Do you know how to keep yourself safe when you are on your own? Read through the scenario below from ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Violence
    Obsessed with Gory Websites
    An obsessive interest in gore, serial killers, rapists, suicide, and depression is definitely a cause for concern. ...