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Our site features materials which provide in-depth discussions of a wide range of topics, such as educational issues, college admission, college life, health, nutrition, substance abuse, sexuality and other pertinent areas.

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We help you succeed!

Our website includes an annotated bibliography of links to other websites on related topics. We update the bibliography regularly to incorporate the feedback, which is provided by those visiting our site.

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We help you succeed!

Since one of our purposes is to promote dialogue between adults and teens, we include material written by high school and college students, as well as by professionals. It is our intent that parents utilize our site as a guide in assisting their sons and daughters to make informed choices for the life challenges they face.

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Helping Teens

Sports

Recruiting, Retention and Advancement of Women in Athletics

This is a very different time with a very different feeling. There is a tension between men and women in the workplace that has never existed before. There is, according to Susan Faludi in her book, a "backlash" against the invasion of women into the workplace and women who seek equal rights and privileges

by Donna Lopiano, Ph.D.
Women's Sports Foundation

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Students Speak

BINGE-DRINKING PLAGUES EVEN THE IVY LEAGUE

Is boredom a factor in binge drinking? Is it a pressure relief, or a way to fit in? Ms. Dressler examines these and other possible causes of this dilemma.

Reprinted with permission granted by the Columbia Spectator
Columbia University, NY, NY
By Suzanne Dressler, junior, Barnard College, Columbia University

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Education

Parents and School Reform
How Parents Can Make a Difference

Of all the stakeholders in the debates about how to improve our schools, parents may be the most powerful and the least aware of their power. Nothing terrifies administrators or teachers quite as much as an angry or demanding parent. Parents are, after all, the customers, and money follows their children–in both public and independent schools

By Alden S Blodget

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Health & Social

I Promise Program - An injury/loss prevention program targeted to new teen drivers

Teen car crashes the single greatest cause of teen deaths and permanent injuries in North America. How do you make the roads safer for your teen driver?

by Gary Direnfeld,
Executive Director, I Promise Program

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College Central

Parents can be confounded by playing the college admissions game. Common pleas made by parents are explored, and alternate roles for parents are discussed.

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Parent's Scene

Happy children have one characteristic in common: they know, without doubt, that they are loved, that they are the most important people in the world to someone else.

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Our Commitment to you

ParentsAssociation.com is an online communication and information center--a national PTA. We encourage family engagement and discussion among parents, students and teachers about issues important to young people in their journey to adulthood. Topics include education, college admissions, college life, health, eating disorders, addictions, sexuality, race, bullying and other issues and news events.

We include articles written by high school and college students, as well as by professionals. These articles raise many ideas intended to stimulate reflection and discussion with one overriding goal: to help young people as they wrestle with the challenges they face. Our site provides a family reading experience.
Visitors to the site are invited to pose questions, express opinions and offer comments.

Embedded in the concept for our website is our philosophy of offering a broad reading experience through highly informative, insightful material that presents many points of view. We strive to maintain a sensitivity to the needs of diverse families, and we are committed to including material pertaining to issues of multiculturalism, gender bias, and racial diversity. In addition to the many interesting articles, we provide links to other resources dedicated to the well-being of young people.