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  • Teen Pregnancy and Educational Achievement

    I guess I will quit hoping that I become a grandmother in the near future. New research from Child Trends suggests that one in three teen mothers never earns her high school diploma or GED. The younger the teen parent, the less likely she is to co...

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  • Four Generations Overcoming Addiction

    A recent survey commissioned by Hazeldon, a substance abuse treatment center, has inspired a campaign to start family conversations about alcohol. They call the campaign "Four Generations Overcoming Addiction," and it encourages parents to talk wi...

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  • Piercing and Teens

    Well parents, it is only a matter of time before you hear it - "Mom, Dad, can I get my [body part] pierced?"Be prepared. The good news is that you can let a piercing grow together - a tattoo is forever. More good news - in California, people under...

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  • Teens Leaving for College

    There are entire books written for teens going away to college - how to prepare, how to make the best of your freshman year, getting the most from your undergraduate education, etc... but what many parents forget to read are the books about what i...

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  • Teens Don’t Understand Correct and Consistent Condom Use

    The Journal of Adolescent Health published a study in September 2006 suggesting that teens often skip using condoms. It did not seem to matter whether they were having sex with serious (meaning committed) or casual partners, suggesting that teens...

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  • Guide to College Admission Process

    The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has a great booklet for families starting the college admission process, called Guide to the College Admission Process, and some great resources available at their web site. If your...

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  • Facebook Tips for Parents

    Many schools, parent groups, and even Stanford are offering classes or informational evenings about Facebook to parents and I encourage everyone to make the time to attend one. Not only will you feel better about your child spending time on the In...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.24: Thank You

    Thank you Allen at gruntdoc.com for hosting Grand Rounds 3.24 this week and including my post about sexuality and religion.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, Grand Rounds, religion, sexuality

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.45

    Thanks to Edwin Leap at EdwinLeap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 4.45 this week and including my post about sending teens off to college. It was interesting to read answers to Dr. Leap's question of "why do we do it," which helped me answer the ques...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.22

    Thanks to Barry at Daily Interview for including a post about teens and obesity from Teen Health 411 in Grand Rounds 4.22 this week.This week was interesting and informative!Photo Credit: web_guy94301

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

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