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  • Overheard on Friday's Degrassi...

    Posted on 02/15/2011 by Mary

    "I'm too bored to argue." -- ???

    Someone's gonna say it on a brand new ep of Degrassi: In Too Deep this Friday at 9... who do you think it'll be? Set the scene for us in the comments...

  • Life with an Alcoholic Mom or Dad

    Posted on 02/15/2011 by Mary

    One in four people under 18 lives in a family affected by alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Most of those people know what it's like to HATE IT when a parent drinks -- to feel embarrassed to bring friends over, to feel anxiety about their parent's unpredictable behavior, or to feel like they have to take care of their parent instead of their parent taking care of them.

    Today, TeenNick is showing this Nick News special called Under the Influence; it's about the different experiences the children of alcoholics have when their parents drink, and the different ways some have found to get through it.

    You can watch the whole thing right here:

    If you have the same problem in your family, NACOA (The National Association for the Children of Alcoholics) has a very important message for you:

    It's not your fault.
    You can't control your parent's drinking.
    And you're not alone.

    Even though you can't control someone else's drinking, you CAN still help yourself -- to have a better and safer life regardless of what they do. Even if the alcoholic never changes, you can still be OK.

    1) You can reach out for help -- talk to a trusted adult like a grandparent, aunt, uncle, a friend's parent, or someone at school like a teacher, school counselor, or nurse.

    2) You can click here for a very helpful brochure with what every child of an alcoholic should know.

    3) You can join a support group -- your school counselor can help you find one. Support groups are a great way to meet other people who are going through the same thing you are, and to help each other through the hard times. One example is Alateen; here's a link to some basic questions and answers about what Alateen is about.

    4) You can educate yourself by reading this Q&A from NACOA about what alcoholism is.

    And if you have a friend who's going through this, send them a link to this page, OK?

  • Sneak peek pics from Friday's Degrassi!

    Posted on 02/14/2011 by Mary

    Drew and Bianca on Degrassi

    Sneak peek pics from the next episode of Degrassi are up! Click here for all of them...

    And about this whole "Bianca's on the hunt, and Drew's on the menu" thing...

    So far we know that the very idea of it makes iluveli235 want to puke... how's your stomach doing looking at the pic above?

  • Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Posted on 02/14/2011 by Lisa

    Here's a romantic topic for debate, since it is Valentine's Day and all. Do you believe two people can fall in love right away -- from the very first moment they meet?

    Alli and DrewFor example: Alli and Drew. They felt an instant attraction, but was it love, or were they just hot for each other?

    What about Eli and Clare? Did Eli step out of his hearse and right into Clare's heart? They definitely felt *something* when he picked up her broken glasses and told her he had pretty eyes... but it's tough to say if it was love.

    Do you think it's possible to love someone before you know anything about what they're like as a person?

    Maybe humans have love instincts and we can sense whether someone is right for us. But even if we DO feel an instant connection -- does it mean anything? Or is love more meaningful if it develops over time?

    Has anyone out there experienced love at first sight? If not, what's the closest you've been?


    This post is sponsored by Beastly, in theaters March 4th (PG-13).

  • Happy Valentine's Day from Degrassi and TeenNick!

    Posted on 02/14/2011 by Mary

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    We've got one more Degrassi V-Day mini to share...

    So looks like so far:

    Fiona says love is transforming, like Dior.
    Adam says love is intense.
    Anya says love is not being able to focus in class.
    And Dave says love is a game.

    You can watch all four Degrassi Valentine's Day minis here. Which Degrassian do you think is the most right about love?

    Happy Valentine's Day to you... we hope cupid gives you a high five today!

  • Anya's Degrassi Valentine's Day Mini

    Posted on 02/13/2011 by Mary

    I'm sure we can all relate with being 1000% distracted at school when we're in crush mode.

    Have anyone's name doodled in the margins of your notebooks? Make a Valentine's Day Eve Wish in the comments; no last names and hey, you can star out their first name if you're not ready to go public.

    May all your Valentine's Day Eve Wishes come true!

  • Degrassi OMG: Anya's Cringetastic Moment

    Posted on 02/13/2011 by Mary

    Dude. It's one thing having to tell your hot doctor boyfriend that you lied about being underage. It's another thing to have to do so with your MOM standing behind you with her arms folded.

    Feel the cringe:

    This too-awkward-for-words moment aside... we've always really liked Anya's mom. They have such a cute relationship... what do you guys think of her?

  • Degrassi OMG: Fiona and Adam, Truth or Dare

    Posted on 02/12/2011 by Mary

    Remember that time Adam was all "Truth or dare" and Fiona was all "Truth" and then Adam was all "Dare" and then we were all "Omgomgomgomg, DANG Adam! Show her whatcha workin' with!"

    Show of hands... who here has kissed someone during an actual game of truth or dare?

  • Adam's Degrassi V-Day Mini

    Posted on 02/12/2011 by Mary

    Aww, it's Adam before he knew that he and Fiona were going to end up with their faces mashed together on her couch! So hopeful... and so has no idea what he's in store for.

  • Did you see Degrassi: In Too Deep?

    Posted on 02/11/2011 by Mary

    HOLD ON.
    If you haven't watched the hour long premiere of Degrassi: In Too Deep.... one, what's wrong with you, and two, thank heavens you can watch the whole thing in HD on this site. What would you do without us?

    Here's part 1 and here's part 2.

    SPOILERS BELOW UNLESS YOU'VE WATCHED MMKAY?

    Fiona and Adam on Degrassi: In Too Deep, When Love Takes Over

    Sooo...

    * FADAM! Orrr... not? What do you think of them as a couple? How angry do you think Fiona is about the whole intervention thing? How much better does he look in Declan's clothes than he did in the baggy stuff?

    * Dr. Chris and Anya. Hrm. He's into LARPing! And Renaissance Faire! Match made in heaven. And also he's finished med school while she's not even out of high school. What do you think the prognosis is for their future? Does it creep you out that he's going to wait for her to be 18, or do you think it shows some dignity and respectability?

    * Dave and Sadie. Aww, Dave! She's adorbs! We're so glad Dave finally met a girl and didn't completely permanently screw it up. What are your thoughts on taller girl/shorter guy couplings? (We here in TeenNick blog land are 100% pro, for what its worth.)

    * "Everyone knows the rule is half your age plus seven." What are your personal limits for how much younger or older of a person you'd consider dating?

    * "She'd kill me for giving this to you, but after all you've done..." Holly J!! You can't just go around handing out pages from people's journals to other people! Why were you even reading Fiona's journal in the first place?! Still... I'm glad Adam got to read that.