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...
Baby Sitting Rules & Conversation
If you have teenagers, chances are good that they babysit, and it is very common for families to have rules about babysitting. For example, while babysitting teens should:not have friends over or talk to friends on the phone;not babysit until afte...
Grand Rounds 3.23: Thank You
I would like to thank Dinosaur at Musings of a Dinosaur for hosting Grand Rounds 3.23 and for including my post about the sexualization of young girls.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, Grand Rounds
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood is a new parent education film from the media education foundation that exposes the youth marketing industry's controversial tactics and explores the effect of hyper-consumerism on the actual expe...
Dear Ms. President
Congratulations on your election. While you are waiting to take office on 1.20.09 I would appreciate you thinking about how you plan to help teenagers in the United States be healthier, happier, and more successful. While you are thinking about th...
Hands Free Law Starts 7/1/08 in CA
Finally! About two years after it became a new law, driving and talking on the cell phone will be illegal in California for teens starting July 1, 2008 - without or without a hands free device. Teens may not talk on a cell phone and drive at the s...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.23
Thank you Dr. Anonymous for hosting Grand Rounds 6.23 this week and including the post from Teen Health 411 about the Sex::tech conference this year.This week was great - thanks for the glimpses at HIMMS - but I have to admit I loved the baby post...
Alley Dog Honors Teen Health 411
Teen Health is honored to have been selected by AlleyDog.com as one of the best psychology-related blogs, for which I am deeply grateful. AlleyDog is a popular psychology-specific website launched more than 10 years ago, and well worth a stroll th...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.11
Thank you Jeffrey Seguritan at Nuts for Healthcare for hosting Grand Rounds 6.11 this week on this very cold (29 degrees in Palo Alto this AM) day and including a post from Teen Health 411 about increased tobacco use in water pipes.The Broadway th...