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  • Suggestions for Dealing with the Virginia Tech Tragedy

    The events at Virginia Tech shattered everyone's normal sense of urgency as we race towards the end of the school year hoping to participate in events or finish projects and papers. The normal routine may seem less significant in light of this tr...

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  • Movie Review: New Moon

    oooh la la I am so tired this morning because ... of course, we had to see New Moon at 12:05 AM this morning. Luckily the theater let us arrive two hours early and sit waiting cozily inside, doing homework, reading and listening to the chatter of ...

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  • I Won't Grow Up! Part 2

    I promised follow-up, and here it is, although not very dramatic. The weekend arrived, and of course, the list remained undone, but my resolute teen started on the list, and stayed focused for about four hours. She then took a break and enjoyed wa...

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  • Your Sex Health

    Please take some time to check out this new and really informative website, Your Sex Health, from the Key Centre for Women's Health in Society in the School of Population Health, at The University of Melbourne, Australia.If you have, or know, youn...

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  • Menstruation Rituals

    What do female teens do to relieve menstrual discomfort? There have to be a million brilliant ideas out there from young women who have tried-and-true methods of relieving the bloating, cramps, mood swings, and tiredness that sometimes accompany p...

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  • Impact of Asking Sensitive Questions About Violence

    Warning: Research-Related Post FollowsSurveys asking about sensitive topics must include youth to provide accurate prevalence estimates and to guide prevention and intervention efforts. A recent article by Ybarra, et. al. (2009) in the Journal of ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.25

    Thank you Doc Gurley at Posts From an Insane Healthcare System for hosting Grand Rounds 5.25 this week and including the post about the similarities between improvisation and parenting teens from Teen Health 411.The live broadcast last night was e...

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  • Stanford Here We Come!

    How does free tuition sound to you parents of high school students? Well it is true! On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Stanford announced that families earning less than $100,000 a year will not have to pay tuition for their children to attend Stanf...

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  • Cyber Chores

    A national study about family online behavior from Stars for Kidz recently reported that since parents are busy and use computers more at home, but lack the expertise their kids have, a new chore for children may be helping parents with online act...

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  • Totally Wired: Book Review

    Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online by Anastasia Goodstein, author of Ypulse.com is approaching a second printing and was just released in March, 2007. This book is a great read for parents of teens and tweens who may need...

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Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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