National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week
This week is National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week and everyone is encouraged to write a note or letter to someone who brightens your day, helped you accomplish something, takes care of your child, car, pet, or neighborhood, makes your worl...
Early Puberty and Agression in Women?
Interesting title, eh? A University of Queensland study has reported in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology that females who experience puberty before the age of 12 may be more aggressive, which seems perfectly expected to me!Yo...
Grand Rounds 3.27: Thank You
Thank you Dr. Stuart Henochwicz at MedViews for hosting Grand Rounds 3.27 this week and including my post about the importance of sleep for teens.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, sleep, Grand Rounds
Wash Your Hands & Prevent Flu
I have heard predictions that half of Americans will contract H1N1 flu this season, so I hope everyone is talking about prevention with their children and teens! Sadly, one of the best prevention habits - washing hands before eating, after sneezin...
I Always Knew Stanford was #1
When all else fails, and your teen is trying to pick a college, how about checking its Sexual Health Report Card? Each year the Trojan company commissions an independent research firm to rank 139 colleges and universities on the quality of their s...
House of Night Review: Hunted
Previously I reviewed the Young Adult House of Night Series and I am pleased to tell you that book #5 "Hunted" was released earlier this month. Like everyone else addicted to these books, my daughter and I flew through it, and are now waiting for...
Saving Teens From Suicide
There is a not a person alive who would not stop a teen from committing suicide if they could. I truly believe this, and yet, another well-loved, smart, productive teenager with his entire life ahead of him has died in my community. His death leav...
Book Review: Can't Buy My Love (How Advertsing Changes the Way We Think and Feel)
Have I said lately how much I love having a great excuse to read a book? For the last two weeks I told myself "I have to finish that blog post," and I got to read a whole book. As a parent I know it can be hard to make time to read, but this book ...
Happy Thanksgiving Teen Health 411 Readers!
Blessings to everyone!The holidays are here and with them come the perfect opportunity to embrace what is important, slow down and spend time with the people you love the most.The next month brings extra tasks, visitors, the end of the semester, f...
Report About Childrens Exposure To Violence
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently released a report on the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), which provides the first real estimates of the nature and extent of violence in the l...