It's a Whole New World: Relationships and Sex in the 21st Century
Information about Teen Sexual Behavior Let me first say, that although we were all teenagers once, our experience was so different than what our teens are experiencing today, that we cannot assume to know anything – and applying the way our parent...
Grand Rounds 3.33: Thank You
I want to thank TBTAM at The Blog that Ate Manhattan for hosting Grand Rounds 3.33 this week and including my post about Cybersex. This week was really interesting!Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, cybersex, Internet safety
In Memory of Larry King
Larry King was murdered on February 12, 2008 at his junior high in Oxnard, CA. Larry was only 15 years old and liked to come to school in makeup, high heels, and earrings. When teased by the other boys, he teased them right back and was confident ...
Family Internet Safety Site
Google & Common Sense Media have teamed up to launch a new site about family Internet safety. The new site has a great video for parents that includes useful "how to" tips about keeping kids safe while they are browsing the Internet. It shows ...
Sports and Injuries in Teens - Stress Fractures in the Lower Back
A doctor I work with recently said she was concerned by the increase in lumbar stress fractures she was seeing in young athletes. She said she used to see it mostly in gymnasts but now she was seeing it in teens who play all kinds of sports.We hyp...
What Matters in the College Application
The junior year in high school has to be some kind of stress-related test for teenagers. The poor kids are trying to get good grades, excel in any sport or extra-curricular they love, select colleges, take the SAT and subject tests, become respons...
Grand Rounds 3.8: Thank You
I would like to thank Topher from the rumors were true for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Consensual Sex or Rape.Photo credit: ajbear
Girls and Body Image
There is a very scary myth out there that plastic surgery improves self-esteem. Dr. Jenny O'Dea from the University of Sydney recently said in an interview with someone from The Border Mail that 27% of the 4,000 girls between the ages of 11 and 18...
My Sister's Keeper: Movie & Book Review
My daughters and I had heard that the book was very different from the movie, and since we usually prefer the books, we all read the book before seeing the movie. As expected, the book is amazing and much more complex and emotional than the movie....
Misuse of Stimulants
Substance misuse and abuse affect a large percentage of US high school students. Alcohol abuse and illicit drug use often receive more attention, but there is a growing concern on the misuse of prescription stimulant medications often prescribed f...