Making Community College Important
Sometimes young adults are not ready for a 4-year university right out of high school, but the transition from high school to college still includes many changes for the teen, the parent, and the family. It is important that the transition get ack...
Book Review: The Porning Of A Generation
The Porning of America: The Rise of Porn Culture, What It Means, and Where We Go from Here is a new book by Carmine Sarracino & Kevin Scott that traces how porn culture left adult theaters and became a part of our children's reality.A well wri...
Drug, Alcohol Use Leveling Off Among Teens in California
Results from the 11th Biennial California Student Survey, sponsored by the attorney general's office, the state Department of Education and the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, reported a leveling off in teen drug and alcohol use, but a co...
Thank You - Grand Rounds
Thanks to Mother Jones at Nurse Ratched's Place for hosting Grand Rounds today and including my post about eye trouble in Grand Rounds!This week was extremely interesting - who knew there was so much to know about the health of past presidents? My...
A Parenting Book That Could Change Your Life
OK, I know, I sound like an infomercial, but I am serious. How does never being angry at your teenager again sound? How about raising happy and responsible children? Who could not want to experience those things?Dr. Greg Baer, the author of "Real ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.32
Thank you Kerri at Six Until Me for hosting Grand Rounds 5.32 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about vegetarianism and teens.This week was fun reading - I loved the diner idea!
It Is T.V. Turn Off Week!
Welcome to TV Turn Off Week, April 23 - 29, 2007If you haven't done it already, sit down with your family and talk about why you are participating in TV Turn Off Week this year and what the plan will be for the hours you normally watch TV. Do you ...
Talking to Your Kids About Homosexuality
Ready or not! Sometimes the media creates a teachable moment for parents, whether we are ready or not. Last week's announcement that Albus Dumbledore, the Head of Hogwarts and protector of Harry Potter was gay, created exactly that - a moment to t...
Girl, Positive Premieres Tonight (6/25/07) on Lifetime Television
I admit it is ironic that I am promoting a TV movie, but this one sounds like it might be worth watching, or in my case, begging someone to tape for me. Lifetime has partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Advocates for Youth, and other org...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.39
Thank you Ryan DuBosar at ACP Internist for hosting Grand Rounds 5.39 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 reminding teens to keep shoes on their feet this summer.This week was really interesting. The article about mattresses was in...