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Is cursing at parents standard fare for teens?

Dear Straight Talk: A dear friend struggling with single parenting called to tell me that his daughter said, "F– you," to him at dinner. She is 14. I burst out laughing and told him welcome to raising teenagers. He is still mad at…

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Where do you stand on the f-bomb?

Dear Straight Talk: People in their teens and twenties are telling me that the f-word is used everywhere, on TV, in everyday life, by all ages, including parents around their young children, who then use it in school. They say it doesn’t…

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Panel weighs in on Arizona shootings

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I’m curious how young people feel about the shootings in Arizona. Politics has taken on an “us versus them” mentality. Hate and sound bites prevail…

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Mom bans friend from house for using obscenities

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My mom is very strict about obscenities and I have become close friends with “Joanne” who uses them in her normal speech — including the F-word. Such…

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