Having a kid before you hit 30, I believe, can be dangerous. Having a kid while you are still a kid yourself, however, is absolutely dangerous. But a lot of people do it.
I've already had too many conversations with my daughter before the appropriate age. How many times will the actions of our teenage TV stars prompt discussions on topics well before their time?
Well it seems that the latter-day Joseph and Mary trophies of the religious right-wing pro-life movement have been tarnished and their lackluster bronze has turned a gangrenous green.
We've initiated a dangerous new member of the breakfast club: the no-problem pregnant teenager.
Normandy High School officials should have come out strongly, advocating openness, pushing sex education, and acknowledging the problems and pressures of teenage life.
What's really at stake isn't whether the story of Spear's pregnancy is true or not, but the way the news is delivered and then the way that pregnancy and birth are treated by the media and public.
Recent public displays of contraceptive failure by girls of visibility and means gives the misleading appearance that teen motherhood might be a lifestyle upgrade.
If you thought Jamie Lynn couldn't stand it when her big sister Britney was getting all the attention, how do you think she felt when Bristol Palin became the country's most notorious pregnant teen?
High school will be a whole new world for your daughter, including a changing social scene where partying, drinking, and hooking up may seem suddenly expected. You--her parents--can help her safely navigate all of it.
Jamie Lynn's mother isn't nearly as important to our country as Bristol's mother is and so the media has every right to talk about Sarah Palin and her family. If Jamie Lynn has to deal with this then so does Bristol.
Okay, first off, let me say that I never agreed with the public evisceration of Britney and Jamie Lynn's mom for the misdeeds of her daughters. Grant...
If Sarah Palin doesn't believe in sex education in schools, she should at least recognize that it's the parents' job to educate their children on the subject.
So how does Warholism work, exactly? Youth know they can have their 15 minutes of fame with the click of a mouse. All it takes is a little creativity, a video camera, and an Internet connection.
The research on this is clear -- when parents talk explicitly about sexuality, teenagers either delay sexual activity altogether, or they use contraception when they do become sexually active.
If you want real life comebacks, don't let Jamie Lynn sell her newborn's photos for $1 million and don't push Britney back to work!
Will Brad, Angelina, Halle or J-Lo raise the next Chelsea Clinton? They can only hope so and learn from Hillary.