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The two things kids say that help steer them clear [of trouble] are a good relationship with parents and a good relationship with their school," says Lynn McDonald, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin's School of Education. "Youth are [saying] 'I want to talk to an adult, but people are zipping by us,' "

Reported by Francine Kiefer "Teenagers want more family time?"
The Christian Science Monitor
May 3, 2000

According to The Gallup Youth Survery, about one in eight US teenagers (thirteen to seventeen years old) reported smoking a cigarette in the past week. Overall, older teens (ages sixteen and seventeen) reported a higher percentage of smoking (19%) than did the younger side of the spectrum surveyed (7%).

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Spiritual education for children
September 4, 2000

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