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  • Cyber Chores

    A national study about family online behavior from Stars for Kidz recently reported that since parents are busy and use computers more at home, but lack the expertise their kids have, a new chore for children may be helping parents with online act...

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  • Totally Wired: Book Review

    Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online by Anastasia Goodstein, author of Ypulse.com is approaching a second printing and was just released in March, 2007. This book is a great read for parents of teens and tweens who may need...

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  • Parenting as Inspiration

    As parents it is all too easy to get caught up in the thousands of things we feel we have to do every day and forget what really matters. Each day we need to worry about getting ourselves and kids to work, school and after school activities, comp...

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  • Would you like a bigger butt with that?

    Do you know that most adults should eat less than 2,000 calories a day? Sounds like a lot, until you consider that if you eat out, you can get your entire days worth in one meal. Here are some amazing facts (chosen at random):At Burger King - a ...

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  • Report About Childrens Exposure To Violence

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently released a report on the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), which provides the first real estimates of the nature and extent of violence in the l...

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  • Suggestions for Dealing with the Virginia Tech Tragedy

    The events at Virginia Tech shattered everyone's normal sense of urgency as we race towards the end of the school year hoping to participate in events or finish projects and papers. The normal routine may seem less significant in light of this tr...

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  • Movie Review: New Moon

    oooh la la I am so tired this morning because ... of course, we had to see New Moon at 12:05 AM this morning. Luckily the theater let us arrive two hours early and sit waiting cozily inside, doing homework, reading and listening to the chatter of ...

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  • I Won't Grow Up! Part 2

    I promised follow-up, and here it is, although not very dramatic. The weekend arrived, and of course, the list remained undone, but my resolute teen started on the list, and stayed focused for about four hours. She then took a break and enjoyed wa...

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  • Your Sex Health

    Please take some time to check out this new and really informative website, Your Sex Health, from the Key Centre for Women's Health in Society in the School of Population Health, at The University of Melbourne, Australia.If you have, or know, youn...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.24

    Thank you David Williams at Health Business Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 6.24 this week and including the post from Teen Health 411 about how to support seniors receiving college letters this month.This week was an intense read - you were not ki...

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

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