Teen Health 411
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  • Finding Time To Connect WIth Older Teens

    As any parent of a teenager knows, it can get extremely hard to find time to share some quality time, especially with juniors or seniors in high school, and during this time of year. With the school year ending, SAT tests, SAT subject tests, AP ex...

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  • Treating the Whole Person

    The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. - AristotleIn education and medicine we struggle to educate and treat the whole person, because it is the whole person walking through a day, a d...

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  • 4th Annual Conference About Best Practices in Bullying Prevention

    The 4th Annual Conference about Best Practices in Bullying Prevention will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 5th-8th, 2007. Stop Bullying Now puts forth the following steps to reduce bullying in your school, based in art on Limber, S.P. ...

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  • Is Your Parenting Ready For College?

    We spend a lot of time worrying about whether our teens are ready for college, but in fact, it is as much about whether we, as parents, are prepared. We have spent all of their life providing opportunities for growth, fun, and exploration, helped ...

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  • College Applications and Facebook/MySpace Pages

    As more teens create pages on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, it is important for parents to remind them that what they post is visible to anyone in the world with Internet access. For some reason, teens seem to believe that on...

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  • Helping Teens and Preteens With Homework

    Sticking to the back-to-school theme, homework is likely to become an issue for most families very soon. For many families, the quantity, organization, completion, and thoroughness of homework is a serious source of stress.I humbly suggest that b...

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  • Have You Had Sex?

    You wouldn't think that was a tough question - most doctors and therapists assessing risk in teenagers ask this simple question every day - but an accurate answer seems hard to get. A new study from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University found...

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  • Teens and the Web World

    Yuki Noguchi's article in the Washington Post on October 29, 2006 entitled "In Teens' Web World, My Space Is So Last Year," was really interesting. However, I was less interested in what sites kids think are "in" as social spaces on the Internet,...

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  • Teen Boys and Healthcare

    Men, particularly young adult men, access health care less often than females. A recent study about adolescent males and health care published in Pediatrics looked at different things that predict adolescent male health care. Data from the Nationa...

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  • The Teenage Brain

    Ever wonder why some teens do not seem very competent at long-term planning, empathy, or in-depth conversation? Ever feel like you are asking for some introspection and quizzing your child about how they feel and getting a blank stare? If so, it w...

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About the Author

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

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