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  • Blessings for the Holidays

    I am off to practice what I preach and spend seven wonderful sun-filled days with my daughters! I will not be posting until after 1/2/07. 2006 has been an amazing year for me. Please accept my thanks for reading my blog and for your comments and g...

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  • How to Improv - Parent a Teen!

    Parenting a teen has to be one of the toughest things in the world, in part because you never know what is coming! You leave them at school on time, prepared, clothed, fed, and when you pick them up, their lives have disintegrated for no apparent ...

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  • Teens and Suicide

    I think my community needs an intervention and a commitment to a "overachievers" recovery program - that may require more than 12 steps! A second teenager has killed herself this month and I am extremely concerned that our local culture is setting...

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  • Happy 3rd Anniversary Teen Health 411 Readers

    Teen Health 411 has now been around for three years and to celebrate, as is the tradition, here is an index of articles, by topic! Thank you for being a reader!Abortion (6)When Denial is Not the Best ChoiceUnwanted and Teen Pregnancy in the MediaS...

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  • Bring Back Home Economics!

    How funny is that? Teens lucky enough to live in affluent areas where they are receiving amazing educations are worried about the fact that they do not know how to cook, clean a house, shop for groceries on a budget, plan meals, sew, or do minor h...

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  • I Always Knew Stanford was #1

    When all else fails, and your teen is trying to pick a college, how about checking its Sexual Health Report Card? Each year the Trojan company commissions an independent research firm to rank 139 colleges and universities on the quality of their s...

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  • House of Night Review: Hunted

    Previously I reviewed the Young Adult House of Night Series and I am pleased to tell you that book #5 "Hunted" was released earlier this month. Like everyone else addicted to these books, my daughter and I flew through it, and are now waiting for...

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  • Saving Teens From Suicide

    There is a not a person alive who would not stop a teen from committing suicide if they could. I truly believe this, and yet, another well-loved, smart, productive teenager with his entire life ahead of him has died in my community. His death leav...

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  • Book Review: Can't Buy My Love (How Advertsing Changes the Way We Think and Feel)

    Have I said lately how much I love having a great excuse to read a book? For the last two weeks I told myself "I have to finish that blog post," and I got to read a whole book. As a parent I know it can be hard to make time to read, but this book ...

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  • Happy Thanksgiving Teen Health 411 Readers!

    Blessings to everyone!The holidays are here and with them come the perfect opportunity to embrace what is important, slow down and spend time with the people you love the most.The next month brings extra tasks, visitors, the end of the semester, f...

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

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