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A parents' guide to teen dating

Parents who avoid talking to their kids about dating and sex send a dangerous message by staying silent.

Today’s tech-savvy teens look elsewhere for information and advice when moms or dads signal they are uncomfortable or unprepared to field questions, experts say. And without guidance from a trusted adult, new realities — from racy text messages to online pornography — end up shaping the attitudes and expectations kids bring to their early dating experiences.

Choreographing family, career and an Irish dance business

Family Life OConnor Fam WBeverly Hunt O'Connor juggles a full-time sales career, family and a dance studio. A mom of two boys, ages 12 and 15, the Edgewater resident works in medical sales and teaches Irish step dancing evenings and weekends at the Hunt School of Irish Dance, which she owns with her sister. She also travels to national and international competitions with her students. We recently caught up with O'Connor to learn about her passion for Irish dance and how she manages to balance her busy life.

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