March 2012

The word extracurricular is somewhat misleading. Educators, parents, and students alike see sports, the band, and the student council as anything but extra. These activities are thought to teach important lessons in life not available in the academic curriculum. Indeed, some schools now call nonacademic activities curricular and award credit for participation. Often they are [...]

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Adoption and Teen Pregnancy

by Megan on March 20, 2012

The second option for a pregnant teenager is adoption. If a girl is opposed to abortion on moral or religious grounds, this may be the best choice. There are many more couples looking for a baby to adopt than there are babies available for adoption today. A teenager can be reasonably certain that her infant [...]

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In the past, parents were forced to go to court to obtain a divorce and settle child custody. But many states recognize “no fault” divorce today, and many also recognize joint custody. This term is often misunderstood, however. Joint legal custody does not mean that children spend half their time with one parent and half [...]

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