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  • Four Generations Overcoming Addiction

    A recent survey commissioned by Hazeldon, a substance abuse treatment center, has inspired a campaign to start family conversations about alcohol. They call the campaign "Four Generations Overcoming Addiction," and it encourages parents to talk wi...

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  • Piercing and Teens

    Well parents, it is only a matter of time before you hear it - "Mom, Dad, can I get my [body part] pierced?"Be prepared. The good news is that you can let a piercing grow together - a tattoo is forever. More good news - in California, people under...

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  • Is it Consensual Sex or Rape?

    The Washington Post recently published a story that disturbed me deeply. The story "Court Says Consensual Sex Can't Become Rape" by Ernesto Londono reported about a Court of Special Appeals in Maryland that overturned a rape conviction based on a...

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  • Celebrating Girls and Women in Sports

    Pretty Tough LLC, a lifestyle brand as well as online community, has a web site full of new and vintage sports-related videos, music, products (hence the ".com"), female athlete & coach profiles, and even a book club. Everything about this sit...

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  • Halloween Tips From Healthline

    Imagine spooky Halloween picture right here!I am so sorry that Blogger has been down all week and that you cannot see the lovely photos that should accompany the last few posts! I will add them once Blogger is behaving again - I promise! Seven T...

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  • Child Internet Safety

    I know that there is a lot of information out there on Internet Safety, however, no amount of coverage is overkill if we prevent one child or teen from being exploited on the Internet. As parents and professionals from a different generation, we ...

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  • Reaching Adults - Teens Text Questions About Sex

    As if we needed any more indications that the sexuality education we teach in schools might not be working, the latest place for teens to find answers to their questions is via cell phone.In spite of web sites that allow teens to ask anonymous que...

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  • How To Help Teens Handle Test Stress

    The junior year of high school includes a huge number of tests including midterms, finals, AP exams, SAT tests that all contribute to which colleges a teen will get into. The pressure is intense and even the mellowest teen will experience at leas...

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  • A History of Manga

    For all of you parents who are asking "what is Manga," this post is for you. Manga is Japanese comics, and anime is Japanese animation. The West has always liked Japanese pop culture, from the Godzilla movies of the 1950's, through Speed Racer in ...

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  • The ABCs of Healthy Teen Relationships

    There is a great new resource at We're Talking Teen Health about healthy teen relationships, called The ABCs of Healthy Relationships. This new section of We're Talking was created by Julia Ransohoff and other teens and young adults with a grant f...

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

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