Having an eyes-on policy might be necessary and healthy in some circumstances.
But make sure you offer your teen at least a little bit of privacy.
2009 saw solar output at its lowest level in over a century.
However, predicting future solar activity is problematic.
Cooling from the lowered solar output is estimated at around 0.1°C (with a maximum possible value of 0.3°C) while the greenhouse gas warming will be around 3.7°C to 4.5°C, depending on how much CO2 we emit throughout the 21st century (more on this study...).
Figure 2: Global mean temperature anomalies 1900 to 2100 relative to the period 1961 to 1990 for the A1B (red lines) and A2 (magenta lines) scenarios and for three different solar forcings corresponding to a typical 11-year cycle (solid line) and to a new Grand Minimum with solar irradiance corresponding to recent reconstructions of Maunder-minimum irradiance (dashed line) and a lower irradiance (dotted line), respectively.
Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.
Instead, first dates may be awkward, but they can also be a lot of fun.
Here are five things every parent should know: While some teens tend to be interested in dating earlier than others, romantic interests are normal during adolescence.
Girls are more vocal about the dating interest and tend to be interested in a greater degree at a younger age, but boys are paying attention also.
The teen dating scene can be awkward and uncomfortable, for teens as well as their parents.
Technology has changed the way teens date, and many parents aren't sure how to talk about dating these days.
A teen does not learn how to date in the classroom and most likely has only picked up on some of the basics, like respecting someone’s personal space, at home.