College Visits - The OR/WA Road Trip
We have finally seen all the colleges my eldest daughter is considering applying to. We are spending 12 days in the beautiful Pacific Northwest seeing friends and exploring small liberal arts colleges that have majors relating to ancient civilizat...
Taking Stock: Remembering the Love!
?????????????????????????????????Welcome to 2009! As you rest up from the time you took off from work, and filled with decorating, family, friends, parties, gifts, shopping, traveling, and cleaning, I want to remind you to take a moment, and a dee...
Teen Health Rights
There is a new web site from the National Center for Youth Law to help health care providers in California understand the many laws that impact their work with teens around reproductive health. The new web site Teen Health Rights includes guideboo...
Unplugging for Summer Camp - Harder on Parents or Teens?
It is that time of year again. Our teens are preparing to go off to have great adventures at summer camps. They pack up and disconnect as more and more camps do not allow cell phones, computers, ipods, or BlackBerries.For teens who are used to con...
Body Drama: Book Review
Body Drama; Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers is a new book by Nancy Amanda Redd that should be on the shelf of every family, school, and doctor in America. This book provides pictures, knowledge and encouragement to young women e...
Thank You - Grand Rounds
Thanks to Mother Jones at Nurse Ratched's Place for hosting Grand Rounds today and including my post about eye trouble in Grand Rounds!This week was extremely interesting - who knew there was so much to know about the health of past presidents? My...
A Parenting Book That Could Change Your Life
OK, I know, I sound like an infomercial, but I am serious. How does never being angry at your teenager again sound? How about raising happy and responsible children? Who could not want to experience those things?Dr. Greg Baer, the author of "Real ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.32
Thank you Kerri at Six Until Me for hosting Grand Rounds 5.32 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about vegetarianism and teens.This week was fun reading - I loved the diner idea!
Holiday Letters - Are you Ready?
Dread or delight? Maybe you write holiday letters to keep people you care about involved in your life. Maybe you hate holiday letters because they sound so "cheery" and make your own reality seem "dim" in comparison. Whichever reality you call you...
Rape Is A Reality: What College Students Should Know
It is sad but true that on every campus, sexual assault exists and is the most common during the first few weeks of school, when everyone is a stranger and students are moving in and out, there are parties, and defenses are down. Talk to your coll...