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Fashion police (Mom) wants low down on short shorts

Dear Straight Talk: I have school shopping to do and while I like my kids to pick out their own clothes, I often find myself in the role of "fashion police." Many of the shorts are so short and the tops so low-cut or sheer. What does the…

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Thong underwear not in Texas anymore

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I’m staying at my dad’s house part of the summer and it’s so lame because he and my step mom are freaking out over my thong underwear. They have actually…

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Halloween costumes hit deeper societal nerve

Dear Readers: Last week the teen panel and I responded to “Call me square” who complained that all her daughter’s friends dressed like hookers for Halloween. She then asked if Halloween was where girls began training to…

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Halloween costumes not going to make girls strippers

Dear Straight Talk: What’s with all the slutty Halloween costumes? My 13-year-old’s friends all dressed like hookers. My daughter was in a Renaissance outfit and was furious with me because she felt “stupid” at the…

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Good looks a matter of management

Dear Straight Talk: I moved in with my dad and step-mom over the summer and am attending eighth grade at my third middle school. My stepmother obviously knows what it’s like to be a teenager…

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Bare midriffs are out

Dear Straight Talk: I have a solution to the fashion wars raging in the last few columns. For clothes too plunging in the neckline or too short at the waist, simply layer with a stylish undergarment.…

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Set standards, but cut slack, on teen fashion

Dear Straight Talk: I am disappointed that you didn’t suggest to “Eighth grader” to honor her mother’s guidance regarding the clothes that were too “revealing”.…

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Formula for peace in fashion wars

Dear Straight Talk: Recently a friend from school gave me some really cute clothes she grew out of. The trouble is my mother says I can’t wear any of them because they are too “revealing”.…

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Today’s kids dramatic and needy of attention

Dear Straight Talk: I’m writing in response to Farren and Lennon who said that this generation of teens are overly dramatic and constantly need attention. It’s true. It seems like to…

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What bugs teens about parents’ generation?

Straight Talk asks teens: What bugs you most about your parents’ generation?


From Sawyer, 13: What…

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