Parenting On Demand
As the late blog posts may suggest, for the last week my schedule has been completely wonky and it took me a few days to figure out why! My oldest daughter is applying to college, competing for scholarships, taking several Advanced Placement (AP)...
Abstinence in the news
Two items about abstinence caught my eye this week. The first was an interesting article in a recent Journal of Adolescent Health (Vol. 39(2), p. 192-198) by Ott, Pfeiffer & Fortenberry describing abstinence according to the wisdom of 42 adole...
Book Review: Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen
In 2006 the American Medical Association published a wonderful book called "The Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen." There are not many good books about puberty for boys out there, so I thought I would review this one for the fabulous readers of Teen ...
Half Full or Half Empty?
Sometimes I think the hardest "issues" to handle as a parent are the issues that reflect different ways of just being in the world. I am a serious optimist and see everything as an opportunity and an experience to be had. One of my daughters appro...
Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.54
Thank you Dr. Rob at Musings of a Distractible Mind for hosting Grand Rounds 3.54 this week and including a link to Teen Health 411. This week was very fun to read and wonderfully strung together - thank you very much!Photo Credit: web_guy94301
Girls, Women and HIV
The 4th Annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (3/10/09) should help us all remember that HIV/AIDS poses special risks for women and girls.There are more than 278,000 women and adolescent girls living with HIV.80 percent of the fem...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.12
Thanks to Alvaro Fernandez at Sharpbrains for hosting Grand Rounds 5.12 this week and including the post about fat teens and exercising from Teen Health 411.I loved the interview theme and the posts were pretty darn entertaining this week, which i...
Teens, Privacy & Online Social Networks
Social networking sites appeal to teens because they provide instant communication, blogging, photos, music and video sharing, and a chance to post original creations. Currently, 93% of teens between 12 and 17 years old use the Internet, 61% of th...
New Media In The Everyday Lives of Youth
I went to the public forum presented by commonsense media and the MacArthur Foundation at Stanford last Wednesday and was pleasantly surprised by the range of information presented during the two hours, particularly that it was primarily qualitati...
Traveling with Teens: Part 3
Howling Acres Wolf Sanctuary in Oregon Spending a week with up to six teenagers for the last three summers while they work at the wolf sanctuary is always a highlight for me. I borrow a car (we call it the living room on wheels), get emergency con...