Grand Rounds 3.5: A Visual Tour
I would like to thank Bob Coffield from the Health Care Law Blog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Confidential Reproductive Health Care and Teens.
Homelessness and Families
Kidsdata.org reports that between 2004 and 2008 the number of homeless students enrolling in public schools in California rose by more than 82,000 (26% between 2007 and 2008 alone).Homelessness is defined by living in homeless facilities or in pla...
We hear a lot of about the importance of being connected to our teens, but I am not sure most parents understand exactly what "being connected" means. In addition, there are many things that are required before parents can actually behave in a con...
Colage: Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
There are 10 million people in the United States that have lesbian, gay, bisexual and.or transgender (LGBT) parents, which is the reason COLAGE was created. COLAGE is a group of people with LGBT parents that helps people feel like they are not the...
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...
Grand Rounds 3.8: Thank You
I would like to thank Topher from the rumors were true for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Consensual Sex or Rape.Photo credit: ajbear
Girls and Body Image
There is a very scary myth out there that plastic surgery improves self-esteem. Dr. Jenny O'Dea from the University of Sydney recently said in an interview with someone from The Border Mail that 27% of the 4,000 girls between the ages of 11 and 18...
My Sister's Keeper: Movie & Book Review
My daughters and I had heard that the book was very different from the movie, and since we usually prefer the books, we all read the book before seeing the movie. As expected, the book is amazing and much more complex and emotional than the movie....