Taking Back Our Teens!
The teenage years, as miraculous and wonderful as they are, can be pretty tough on the teenagers moving through them. As parents, teachers, doctors, and other caring adults, we are their stability through the transition from childhood to adulthood...
Teen Driving Risks, Guidance for Parents
We have every reason to worry about our teen drivers, but like most things, there are ways we can help protect them. Traffic crashes are the #1 killer of teenagers and 1 in 4 crash fatalities in the United States involves a 16- to 24- year old. T...
The "Used To Be" Empty Nest
Here is a new parenting issue - how do parents handle having their college graduate come home to stay? According to Collegegrad.com it seems that more and more (77% last year) college graduates are not getting a job after college or setting up the...
Coming of Age
In the United States we categorize the life cycle into three different stages – childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The period of adolescence, ages 13–22, includes physical changes associated with puberty completing middle school, high school, ...
Social Norms and Teen Drinking
Oh my, teachers are having DUI courts in middle school these days, suggesting that teen drinking and driving is a frequent enough occurrence to warrant early prevention, but the data says otherwise.I believe it is our own bad habits and the media ...
Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.31
Thank you Dr. Val for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post about Sun Safety. There were some great posts this week and I really liked your tagging system!Photo credit: web_guy94301
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.11
Thanks to Enrico at Mexico Medical Student for hosting Grand Rounds 5.11 this week and including a post about teens and oral health from Teen Health 411.I loved the music this week and the variety of posts. Thanks!Photo Credit: Ed Bierman
Prom Dresses for Girls Size 16 and Above
There was a great article in the Wichita Eagle by Loretta Grantham about Prom gown dresses for plus-size teens. Can I just say, "it is about time!" The article includes links to SydneysCloset.com and Torrid.com, and I also want to suggest promdre...
Sports and Injuries in Teens - ACL Injuries
I am learning a huge amount about sports and injuries this summer while working with the teen writers for the We're Talking Teen Health site at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. I am by no means an expert in sports, but I think parents and teens n...
More To Love - Reality or Education?
Help me, I have now watched a reality show! I resisted the first week and was actually annoyed at the trailers the month before the show "More to Love" premiered, but I gave in the second week and actually sat through several group and individuals...