Girls are Champions
I was introduced to an interesting site for girls last week - it is called GAC (Girls are Champions). The front page says "share your tips, your stories, your inspirations ... Learn how to play harder, get focused, stay healthy, and have more fun....
The Birds, The Bees, and Me: A Review
I reviewed two DVDs with my kids last night from the National Training Organization for Child Care Providers called "The Birds, The Bees, and Me: For Boys" and "The Birds, The Bees, and Me: For Girls." These DVDs are a short (about 17 minutes eac...
Surviving Teen Suicide Attempt the Subject of Novel and Web Site
According to Dr. Susan Vaught 98% of the teens that attempt to kill themselves actually survive. Many are left with serious disabilities and a long struggle to reintegrate themselves back into their family, school, and community. Dr. Vaught has j...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.8
Thank you Louise Norris at Health Insurance Colorado for hosting Grand Rounds 6.8 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about what teens want from parents.This week was really diverse, interesting, and downright odd in the case of th...
Facebook Users Are Older
This little bit of information (from InsideFacebook.com)may actually impact your decision to let your 14-year old have a Facebook page. It seems that Facebook users are getting older. To be precise, of Facebook users in the United States:12% are...
I do not know if I am the only one, but after "baby boomers," of which I am one, I have trouble defining the generations, so I wandered over to Wikipedia to get some clarity. Here are some definitions to help others struggling with "who is who!"Gr...
Book Review: Choices: A Novel
Choices: A Novel is a must read for teachers, parents and teenagers, everywhere. A combination of coming-of-age textbook, conversation starter, bite-your-nails, and gotta finish book, it took me by surprise. Laughter, tears, and some great convers...
Grand Rounds 4.30: Thank You
Thank you to Rachel Warden at Women’s Health News for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post about IUDs and teens.This week was interesting, funny and included some of my favorite bloggers!Photo Credit: web_guy94301
Teens & Sex: A Book Review
This summer I read a great book that I want to share with you. The book is "The Real Truth About Teens & Sex," published in 2005, and written by Sabrina Weill. I loved this book and believe all parents with teenaged children should read it! Ms...
Unwanted and Teen Pregnancy in the Media
Have you seen the movie "Juno?" It is a great movie about teenage pregnancy, but I have to admit, it pretty much normalizes teen pregnancy, continues the myth that it is "the girl's problem," and presents a year of Juno's life as just a blip - the...