Book Review: Choices: A Novel
Choices: A Novel is a must read for teachers, parents and teenagers, everywhere. A combination of coming-of-age textbook, conversation starter, bite-your-nails, and gotta finish book, it took me by surprise. Laughter, tears, and some great convers...
Grand Rounds 4.30: Thank You
Thank you to Rachel Warden at Women’s Health News for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post about IUDs and teens.This week was interesting, funny and included some of my favorite bloggers!Photo Credit: web_guy94301
Teens & Sex: A Book Review
This summer I read a great book that I want to share with you. The book is "The Real Truth About Teens & Sex," published in 2005, and written by Sabrina Weill. I loved this book and believe all parents with teenaged children should read it! Ms...
Unwanted and Teen Pregnancy in the Media
Have you seen the movie "Juno?" It is a great movie about teenage pregnancy, but I have to admit, it pretty much normalizes teen pregnancy, continues the myth that it is "the girl's problem," and presents a year of Juno's life as just a blip - the...
Knitting and Teens
Anybody need a scarf? How about a hat?Although I have always done hand work, and both girls have learned it at home as well as in our Girl Scout troop, they have picked it up and dropped it throughout their lives.It is interesting that as teens, t...
Planning Vacations With Teens
It is summertime again and the vacation is coming! I am sorry to say but long gone are the years when the parents decided what the vacation would be, when it would be, and which activities would happen. Sorry, now you have teenagers.If, as a paren...
Teens and Single Sex Education: Is it Good for Their Health?
Why does the concept of single-sex education continue to be considered? There are many people on both sides of the argument about whether single-sex education is beneficial for children and teens, and you can find research to support both perspec...
Confidential Reproductive Health Care and Teens
One reason that adolescents forgo medical care is that they may be concerned about confidentiality. Their parent(s) may have always gone to the doctor with them and they are concerned that he or she will tell the parent about any behavior they re...
But What is Hooking Up?
Warning - this post is not for the faint at heart or those people who believe "denial" is a form of birth control and safer sex. Hooking up. I hear this term everywhere - from teens, professionals, parents, and in the media - but what exactly are ...
Teen Hearing and Music
I remember hating it when my parents yelled "turn that music down," and yet, here I am, saying to both my teenage daughters, when they have their earbuds tucked into their ears, "I can hear that" - which is code for "turn that music down."Accordin...