Teens Leaving for College
There are entire books written for teens going away to college - how to prepare, how to make the best of your freshman year, getting the most from your undergraduate education, etc... but what many parents forget to read are the books about what i...
Teens Don’t Understand Correct and Consistent Condom Use
The Journal of Adolescent Health published a study in September 2006 suggesting that teens often skip using condoms. It did not seem to matter whether they were having sex with serious (meaning committed) or casual partners, suggesting that teens...
Guide to College Admission Process
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has a great booklet for families starting the college admission process, called Guide to the College Admission Process, and some great resources available at their web site. If your...
Facebook Tips for Parents
Many schools, parent groups, and even Stanford are offering classes or informational evenings about Facebook to parents and I encourage everyone to make the time to attend one. Not only will you feel better about your child spending time on the In...
Grand Rounds 3.24: Thank You
Thank you Allen at gruntdoc.com for hosting Grand Rounds 3.24 this week and including my post about sexuality and religion.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, Grand Rounds, religion, sexuality
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.45
Thanks to Edwin Leap at EdwinLeap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 4.45 this week and including my post about sending teens off to college. It was interesting to read answers to Dr. Leap's question of "why do we do it," which helped me answer the ques...
Finding Time To Connect WIth Older Teens
As any parent of a teenager knows, it can get extremely hard to find time to share some quality time, especially with juniors or seniors in high school, and during this time of year. With the school year ending, SAT tests, SAT subject tests, AP ex...
Treating the Whole Person
The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. - AristotleIn education and medicine we struggle to educate and treat the whole person, because it is the whole person walking through a day, a d...
Condom Availability in Schools - or Maybe Homes
Why is such an easy thing so hard? We know that some high school students are having sex; only about 60% of those students use any form of protection during sex; more than 3 million teens a year get a sexually transmitted infection; most unwanted ...
Thinking About Bullying In A New Way
At last, kids are not being told to ignore bullies anymore, and parents are not saying "kids will be kids!" It is about time that our culture decided that bullying is not a normal part of childhood and that handling it makes us more successful peo...