What Are Your Priorities?
I was really struck last month on vacation by how much I loved having unstructured time with my daughters and in comparison how much of our time together during the school year happens while on the way to medical or dental appointments, school act...
Supreme Court Restricts Women's Reproductive Freedom
I cannot believe that our nation's highest court has permitted itself to be a tool of the anti-choice movement instead of preserving a woman's constitutionally protected right to make childbearing choices in consultation with medical care provider...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.40
Thanks to Flo & Bo at Florence dot com for hosting Grand rounds 5.40 this week and including a post about giving teens purpose and hope. Teens can use all of the help they can get these days!This week was beautifully put together and included ...
What Motivates Teens to Have Sex
A recent article in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (2006) by Ott, Millstein, Ofner, & Halpern-Felsher, explored relationship goals and positive expectations about sex with 637 ninth graders. These researchers concluded that th...
Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.52
Thank you Kerri at Six Until Me for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post about Hooking Up. This week was really fun to read - I laughed and cried - and I appreciate the effort it must take to host Grand Rounds.Photo Credit: web_guy...
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...
Halloween Tips From Healthline
Imagine spooky Halloween picture right here!I am so sorry that Blogger has been down all week and that you cannot see the lovely photos that should accompany the last few posts! I will add them once Blogger is behaving again - I promise! Seven T...
Child Internet Safety
I know that there is a lot of information out there on Internet Safety, however, no amount of coverage is overkill if we prevent one child or teen from being exploited on the Internet. As parents and professionals from a different generation, we ...