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  • Book Review: Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen

    As a parent of two girls, I know that they can use all the information they can get to help navigate the changes they experience during the gain of "40 pounds and 10 inches" associated with puberty!In 2006 the American Medical Association publishe...

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  • Reproductive Health: Teens & Young Adults

    The National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) has just released a new fact sheet on Reproductive Health in Adolescents and Young Adults that had mixed news. On one hand, the adolescent pregnancy rates have decreased, as have the numbe...

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  • Teens and Work

    I know this may sound a little silly coming from a woman who keeps talking about spending more unstructured time with our teens and preteens, but I think that the never ending pressure to be successful is keeping our kids from having the opportuni...

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  • Set Your Clocks and Check Your Stocks!

    Happy Halloween! I know the Autumn weather has been here for at least a month and we have all been waiting to set our clocks back, but it is finally time to do just that.Tonight before you go to bed remember to set your clocks back an hour (Fall b...

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  • Parent-Child Connectedness

    We hear a lot of about the importance of being connected to our teens, but I am not sure most parents understand exactly what "being connected" means. In addition, there are many things that are required before parents can actually behave in a con...

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  • Colage: Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere

    There are 10 million people in the United States that have lesbian, gay, bisexual and.or transgender (LGBT) parents, which is the reason COLAGE was created. COLAGE is a group of people with LGBT parents that helps people feel like they are not the...

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  • It Is T.V. Turn Off Week!

    Welcome to TV Turn Off Week, April 23 - 29, 2007If you haven't done it already, sit down with your family and talk about why you are participating in TV Turn Off Week this year and what the plan will be for the hours you normally watch TV. Do you ...

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  • Talking to Your Kids About Homosexuality

    Ready or not! Sometimes the media creates a teachable moment for parents, whether we are ready or not. Last week's announcement that Albus Dumbledore, the Head of Hogwarts and protector of Harry Potter was gay, created exactly that - a moment to t...

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  • Girl, Positive Premieres Tonight (6/25/07) on Lifetime Television

    I admit it is ironic that I am promoting a TV movie, but this one sounds like it might be worth watching, or in my case, begging someone to tape for me. Lifetime has partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Advocates for Youth, and other org...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.39

    Thank you Ryan DuBosar at ACP Internist for hosting Grand Rounds 5.39 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 reminding teens to keep shoes on their feet this summer.This week was really interesting. The article about mattresses was in...

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About the Author

Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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