Straight Talk

Most kids today need some type of ‘stress band-aids’

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a retired high school nurse interested in how kids self-soothe in order to de-stress. I observe kids having such stressed childhoods that most have some ...

Hookups according to today’s young men

Dear Straight Talk: I counsel teens on college and career choices and have been learning about “hookup” culture. I’m concerned that sexual activity, starting with girls as yo ...

Straight Talk panelists co-author motorcycle safety law

Dear Readers: Last school year, two teenage panelists from Straight Talk wanted to make the world a better place. Michael Kelleher and Sawyer Cole took their idea to the Capitol an ...

Straight Talk: How to shine through popular sibling's shadow

Dear Straight Talk: I love my little sister but I hate being around her. We are complete opposites and she has everything I have — plus looks, friends, and sports and musical tal ...