Teen Health 411
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  • Caffeine & Youth

    There is no nutritional need for caffeine, and yet it is the most popular drug in the world. Caffeine is found naturally in over 60 plants including the coffee bean, tea leaves, kola nut, and cacao pod. All over the world many people consume caffe...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 4th Annual Conference About Best Practices in Bullying Prevention

    The 4th Annual Conference about Best Practices in Bullying Prevention will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 5th-8th, 2007. Stop Bullying Now puts forth the following steps to reduce bullying in your school, based in art on Limber, S.P. ...

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  • Is Your Parenting Ready For College?

    We spend a lot of time worrying about whether our teens are ready for college, but in fact, it is as much about whether we, as parents, are prepared. We have spent all of their life providing opportunities for growth, fun, and exploration, helped ...

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  • College Applications and Facebook/MySpace Pages

    As more teens create pages on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, it is important for parents to remind them that what they post is visible to anyone in the world with Internet access. For some reason, teens seem to believe that on...

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  • Helping Teens and Preteens With Homework

    Sticking to the back-to-school theme, homework is likely to become an issue for most families very soon. For many families, the quantity, organization, completion, and thoroughness of homework is a serious source of stress.I humbly suggest that b...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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About the Author

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

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