Knitting and Teens
Anybody need a scarf? How about a hat?Although I have always done hand work, and both girls have learned it at home as well as in our Girl Scout troop, they have picked it up and dropped it throughout their lives.It is interesting that as teens, t...
Planning Vacations With Teens
It is summertime again and the vacation is coming! I am sorry to say but long gone are the years when the parents decided what the vacation would be, when it would be, and which activities would happen. Sorry, now you have teenagers.If, as a paren...
Teens and Single Sex Education: Is it Good for Their Health?
Why does the concept of single-sex education continue to be considered? There are many people on both sides of the argument about whether single-sex education is beneficial for children and teens, and you can find research to support both perspec...
Confidential Reproductive Health Care and Teens
One reason that adolescents forgo medical care is that they may be concerned about confidentiality. Their parent(s) may have always gone to the doctor with them and they are concerned that he or she will tell the parent about any behavior they re...
But What is Hooking Up?
Warning - this post is not for the faint at heart or those people who believe "denial" is a form of birth control and safer sex. Hooking up. I hear this term everywhere - from teens, professionals, parents, and in the media - but what exactly are ...
Teen Hearing and Music
I remember hating it when my parents yelled "turn that music down," and yet, here I am, saying to both my teenage daughters, when they have their earbuds tucked into their ears, "I can hear that" - which is code for "turn that music down."Accordin...
Baby Sitting Rules & Conversation
If you have teenagers, chances are good that they babysit, and it is very common for families to have rules about babysitting. For example, while babysitting teens should:not have friends over or talk to friends on the phone;not babysit until afte...
Grand Rounds 3.23: Thank You
I would like to thank Dinosaur at Musings of a Dinosaur for hosting Grand Rounds 3.23 and for including my post about the sexualization of young girls.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, Grand Rounds
Thank You - Grand Rounds 3.42
I want to thank Tara C. Smith at Aetiology for hosting Grand Rounds 3.42 this week and including my post about adolescent reproductive health. This week was a little sobering, but the link to the medical images was great.Photo credit: web_guy94301...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.13
Thanks to Laurie Edwards at A Chronic Dose for hosting Grand Rounds 5.13 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about how parents can foster the Developmental Assets that help teens succeed as adults.This week included some great post...