How Busy is Busy?
Can I just say that this time of year completely kicks my butt! I am sitting in a dirty house on a Sunday morning, finishing my second cup of coffee:trying to keep the dog from waking up the kids, who have been at the California Junior Classical L...
Are Teens Really Engaging In More Oral Sex?
There seems to be a belief that teens are participating in more oral sex than ever before, possibly to avoid emotional involvement, vaginal sex and pregnancy risk, partially because some teens do not think of oral sex as "real" sex, therefore do n...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.6
Thank you Dr. Joe Kim at Non-Clinical Jobs for hosting Grand Rounds 6.6 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about emergency preparedness.This week was such an easy read - organized and interesting!Photo credit: Ed Bierman
College Financial Aid
Ready or not, paying for college is creeping up on me. Last night I went to my first financial aid information meeting and am happy to say, I learned quite a bit.For example, I learned that:Merit-based scholarships seem to be disappearing;A family...
Are Teens Emotionally Ready for College
A recent article in Edutopia by Jill Flury suggested that many teens are not emotionally ready for college, and it is our fault! In spite of the fact that kids are put into the college fast track in elementary school, institutions are providing su...
Monday: The Day All Health Breaks Loose
Want to be part of a movement? How about joining the campaign to get Americans back on a healthier track every Monday morning?For most of us, Monday is a low point in our week and represents the return to the daily grind. If you are like many of u...
Board & Card Games for Family Bonding
When is the last time you and your kids played a board game? Given our fast-paced lives, I bet it has been a mighty long time, so why not do it this weekend? Start a new summer tradition! If your closet is full of games that the kids groan at the ...
Plan B (Emergency Contraception or the Morning After Pill) for Teens
On August 24, 2006 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Plan B (also known as emergency contraception or the morning after pill), as an over-the-counter (OTC) option for women aged 18 and older. Plan B has been ava...
College Costs: Reality Check
As the mother of a junior in high school, I have college on the brain. My junior is talking about how she can choose a college that is right for her (given her grades and test scores) by knowing what majors they have, whether or not they have an o...
Six Steps to Increase the Number of Unintended Pregnancies
According to a brochure that I got in the mail today from Planned Parenthood, women's reproductive rights are in jeopardy. I thought I would translate the brochure into one for parents who want to encourage their teenagers to have a baby before th...