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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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!

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  • Taking Stock: Remembering the Love!

    ?????????????????????????????????Welcome to 2009! As you rest up from the time you took off from work, and filled with decorating, family, friends, parties, gifts, shopping, traveling, and cleaning, I want to remind you to take a moment, and a dee...

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  • Teen Health Rights

    There is a new web site from the National Center for Youth Law to help health care providers in California understand the many laws that impact their work with teens around reproductive health. The new web site Teen Health Rights includes guideboo...

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  • Holiday Letters - Are you Ready?

    Dread or delight? Maybe you write holiday letters to keep people you care about involved in your life. Maybe you hate holiday letters because they sound so "cheery" and make your own reality seem "dim" in comparison. Whichever reality you call you...

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  • Boys Lie About Sex?

    In fact, according to the results of an online survey about sex, relationships, and sexual respect, 60 percent of young men and teen boys lie about sex. In November, 1,200 males ages 15-22 took the survey conducted by TRU, Seventeen magazine and t...

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  • What Are Developmental Assets And How Can Parents Help Develop Them?

    According to many research studies and the Search Institute, there are 40 developmental assets that are associated with successful adolescents ages 12 to 18. These are positive characteristics, skills, and support systems that teens need to grow i...

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  • College Visits - The OR/WA Road Trip

    We have finally seen all the colleges my eldest daughter is considering applying to. We are spending 12 days in the beautiful Pacific Northwest seeing friends and exploring small liberal arts colleges that have majors relating to ancient civilizat...

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  • Virginity Pledges

    Surprise, most teens do not keep virginity pledges! According to another recent article in the Washington Post, teens who take virginity pledges are just as likely to have sex as teen who don't make such promises, but they are less likely to use c...

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About the Author

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

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