Texting To Build Strong Relationships With Our Teens
My daughters and I finally got a texting plan, and I cannot tell you how much I love it! So far we have not gone over our quota, which is good, but if we do, I will gladly pony up the extra money for a larger plan.Why, you may ask am I excited by ...
What Puts Teens Online at Risk?
I know parents want to do all they can to protect their teens from predators online. A study published last year in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine suggested that teens who converse with strangers online, particularly about se...
It is time for the summer sun reminder. At least in California, the sun is out and it is easy these beautiful days to stay outside too long, or forget to wear sunscreen. Please be careful with your skin when you are exposed to the sun.Skin cancer ...
Children's Health Fact Sheets
The National Initiative for Children's HealthCare Quality (NICHQ) has a website where you can find fact sheets about the state of children's health in each state. The State Fact Sheets provide the most recent national and state-based data regardi...
Small Class Sizes and Health
Several years ago, when my kids were in a public elementary school, a couple of other concerned parents and I started a parent group to raise enough money to pay an extra teacher to keep the 4 - 6 grade class sizes low, because it was obvious that...
News for Twilight Fans
Good news Twilight fans. You can purchase "Breaking Dawn," Book #4 in the series by Stephenie Meyer, at Amazon.com, although it will not be delivered until 8/2/08.Another piece of good news is that "Twilight," the movie based on Book #1 in the ser...
Early Puberty - A Likely Culprit
Girls have been starting puberty earlier and earlier for several decades, and today it is not unheard of for girls to start their period at 9, and develop breasts before they are 11. Dr. Aksglaede (and her colleagues) in Copenhagen suggest this mo...
The Impact Of Living With A Depressed Parent
Teens living with a depressed parent need information and support. The inclination of most people living with someone who is depressed is to take on responsibility for the ill parent and other family members.Life is difficult for anyone living wit...
Interactive Alcohol Education Resource
While I am thinking about alcohol and teens, I would like to point my readers to a great new interactive resource for teens on We're Talking Teen Health!The resource is called E-CHUG (electronic check-up to go) and it is an interactive web tool de...
Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.50
Thanks to Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes for hosting Grand Rounds 3.50 this week and including my post about Back-to-School Basics for teen health.Photo Credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, grand rounds, sleep, parenting