Oregon Youth and the Choking Game
Now here is a scary one reported from the CDC. The "choking game" seems to be a little too popular among Oregon 8th graders. For those of you who have not heard about this activity - basically a person strangles themselves or someone else to achie...
Fungus Among Us!
Just a reminder that as teens get older, and some get more modest, you may see less of their bodies, therefore they need to know how to recognize and treat assorted fungus they may pick up at school, the gym, or the pool. Specifically, athletes fo...
In Case of Emergency (ICE)
Here is an important topic I had not given much thought, but I believe parents should put on their "to-do" list. First, the police suggest that you program an "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) number into all the phones in your household. This is a n...
Dating Violence in the News
A recent study described in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry suggests that 3 percent of 12-to-17-year-old girls and 0.6 percent of boys report being physically or sexually assaulted by a romantic partner or da...
Sexuality Education is Failing Miserably
Recently there was a great story in the Washington Post article by Laura Sessions Stepp, staff writer and author of "Our last best shot: Guiding our children through early adolescence." I loved her book, and the title of the article, "Beyond the B...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.21
Thank you ACP Hospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds 6.21 this week and including a post about reducing screen time from Teen Health 411.This week was so easy to read and really interesting! Thanks for the tour, laughs and new-found facts!Photo cred...
Connect With A Teen Today!
“Prevention may be a matter of a caring person with the right knowledge being available in the right place at the right time.”
Review of the "How I Look Journal"
The How I Look Journal was designed for middle school girls in 2007 (revised in 2009), and has been used primarily in group settings, although girls can use it by themselves. Counselors and therapists tend to use the topics as a basis for discussi...
Talk To Me!
I wish every teenager in America would wear a t-shirt that says "Talk to Me." In fact, I wish the t-shirts would say "talk to me, touch me, connect with me, help me change our world!"After three recent teens suicides, two teens at a local high sch...
Momma Zen: Finding Peace and Patience
The ninth annual Palo Alto Mothers Symposium was Saturday, March 7th and it featured Karen Maezen Miller, the author of Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood. She is a mother, blogger, and Zen Buddhist priest who teaches mothers to see...