Every parent of a teen has experienced it: that rare moment when your teen opens up and shares information with you about his or her life. But every parent also knows that much of the time, talking to a teen can be a bit of a struggle. Parents do matter. What you say does make a difference. Research shows that nearly four in 10 teens 38 percent report that parents most influence their decisions about sex, compared to only 22 percent reporting that friends most influence their decision. The first step in having good conversations with your teen is to think, in a quiet moment, how you feel about whatever it is you want to talk about with your teen.
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CNN -- A 7-Eleven store owner was working in the back office when an employee alerted him to a possible shoplifter. The owner of this Toledo, Ohio, 7-Eleven gave a hungry shoplifter food instead of calling the cops. Via the store's security cameras, Jitendra Singh watched as a teen slyly pocketed items such as gum and candy. By the time Singh went into the main store area, the shoplifter was at the counter paying for a few items. But Singh knew the teen had taken more. He told the boy to empty the rest of his pockets or he'd have to call the cops.
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