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...
Book Review: Evermore & Blue Moon
Well it must be summer, here come the book reviews. The first two are Evermore and Blue Moon, both part of the immortals series by Alyson Noel, 2009. The Immortals series begins with Evermore, in which Ever Bloom looses her parents, sister and fam...
Preteen Summit - Food for Thought
I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon the other day sponsored by the Preteen Alliance and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital called "What does growing up have to do with my future? Important questions on the minds of preteen and strategie...