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Barbie Girls in a Barbie World - At the Prom?

Teens are all dolled up for prom. Image: Mikael Buck, Solentnews.biz
Prom has always been about going over the top on the glam front, but two British girls have gone to new and unusual lengths: They had themselves delivered to their prom in life...

Special Kids Get a Special Prom

A night to remember for some special kids. Image: sxc.hu
About this time of year, high school students across the country begin pairing up into well-dressed couples to attend what will likely be the most memorable party of their young lives. Yes,...

Prom, Jenny McCarthy and Scary Happy Meals - Links We Love

Despite the recession, teens still have plenty of money for prom. Photo courtesy of sxc.hu.
Celeb mom Jenny McCarthy -- her son Evan, is now 6 -- is partnering with Oprah to start her own talk show. -- Celebrity Baby Scoop We might be in a ...

PD*Poll: How big a deal should we make of eighth grade graduation?

In a time when American schools seem to be failing students in so many ways, celebrating the students who finish and graduate would appear to be a good thing. After all, as parents we all know that positive reinforcement is the key to raising success...

Prom dress gets student arrested

That's right--she didn't get banned from the prom or kicked out of school--she was actually arrested! Marche Taylor was escorted from the prom in handcuffs after she appeared on the premises in a scantily-clad outfit that served as her prom dress. ...

Bare-bottomed prom invitation

When Kristoff Wennersten decided he wanted Carolyn Campbell to be his date to the prom, he didn't want to just walk up and ask her. That would be too simple, too straightforward, too normal. He needed something spectacular. Something that would impre...

Free condoms at the senior prom

How would you feel if you got a letter in the mail letting you know that the school board had approved providing condoms to students at the upcoming junior/senior prom for free in an effort to encourage safe sex and responsible decision making? That'...

Prom safety tips

Woah--is it prom season already? Again? Well, for those of you with children old enough to be fitted for tuxes or satin and tulle, I'm sure you're a little nervous about this whole prom thing. After all, you went to prom. You know what goes on. It w...

Best prom entrance ever

Prom season has concluded in the US, but it's still going strong in Canada -- and I have to say, I think Canadians kids are far more inventive than their American counterparts. Sure, US high school kids show up in limos, helicopters -- even tractors...

Breathalyzer tests for prom-goers in Iowa

Students at Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa had to pass a test before they could attend their prom last weekend. The test didn't require any studying, just abstaining from alcohol. With a parental waiver, each student was required to pass a Brea...

Prom dressing: Paris or Princess?

On Saturday night my husband and I found ourselves unexpectedly child-free. One minute we are digging holes in the backyard for the sprinkler system, the next minute Ellie is headed out for a sleepover and we are racing to the showers in anticipation...

Same-sex dates forbidden at prom

A Catholic school in Rhode Island continues make the altogether confusing distinction between condemning gay people and condemning gay sex. (One is accepted, while the other, strangely, is not.) The school says their policy of refusing to allow same-...

Thieves chased down by teen in prom dress

Who knew prom season could be so entertaining? I thought the overblown student ceremony was all about spending mom and dad's money on dinners and dresses -- but apparently it's also about kickin' criminal ass. After some thieves stole a friend's purs...

Hot new ride for prom: John Deere tractor

With prom season upon us, many teens (or their parents) are renting limos, stretch hummers, and other absurdly over-the-top modes of transportation to enhance their prom-going experience. Refreshingly, a more practical young man from North Dakota tho...

Is prom too over the top?

I was "too cool" for prom when I was in high school, and away at college when my brother and sister went, so I have no idea what this event actually entails, but apparently it's starting to look less like a student formal and more like a practice wed...

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