Grand Rounds 3.24: Thank You
Thank you Allen at gruntdoc.com for hosting Grand Rounds 3.24 this week and including my post about sexuality and religion.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, Grand Rounds, religion, sexuality
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.45
Thanks to Edwin Leap at EdwinLeap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 4.45 this week and including my post about sending teens off to college. It was interesting to read answers to Dr. Leap's question of "why do we do it," which helped me answer the ques...
Helping Teens and Preteens With Homework
Sticking to the back-to-school theme, homework is likely to become an issue for most families very soon. For many families, the quantity, organization, completion, and thoroughness of homework is a serious source of stress.I humbly suggest that b...
Finding Time To Connect WIth Older Teens
As any parent of a teenager knows, it can get extremely hard to find time to share some quality time, especially with juniors or seniors in high school, and during this time of year. With the school year ending, SAT tests, SAT subject tests, AP ex...
Treating the Whole Person
The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. - AristotleIn education and medicine we struggle to educate and treat the whole person, because it is the whole person walking through a day, a d...
4th Annual Conference About Best Practices in Bullying Prevention
The 4th Annual Conference about Best Practices in Bullying Prevention will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 5th-8th, 2007. Stop Bullying Now puts forth the following steps to reduce bullying in your school, based in art on Limber, S.P. ...
Is Your Parenting Ready For College?
We spend a lot of time worrying about whether our teens are ready for college, but in fact, it is as much about whether we, as parents, are prepared. We have spent all of their life providing opportunities for growth, fun, and exploration, helped ...
College Applications and Facebook/MySpace Pages
As more teens create pages on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, it is important for parents to remind them that what they post is visible to anyone in the world with Internet access. For some reason, teens seem to believe that on...
Orthorexia Nervosa - The Newest Eating Disorder
Orthorexia is a term coined by Dr. Steven Bratman. “Ortho” simply means straight or correct, while “orexia” refers to appetite. Orthorexia nervosa refers to a nervous obsession with eating proper foods. While anorexia nervosa is an obsession wi...
IUDs for Teenagers
To emphasize the "importance of appropriate contraception" for teenagers, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committee on Adolescent Health Care has issued an opinion (#392) that is strongly in favor of providing IUDs ...