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  • The Role of Adult Mentors

    I recently had the opportunity to spend five days with seven amazing teen women doing community service at the Howling Acres Wolf Sanctuary in Oregon. My eldest daughter has arranged this annual camping trip since she was in middle school and I ta...

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  • Parenting in the 21st Century & Blogs

    As our culture changes, media and technology are exposing our students at younger ages to a greater variety of images and a wider range of information. As I listen to questions from friends about their teens I have been struck by the fact that man...

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  • Beauty At Any Cost

    YWCA USA has produced a new report called "Beauty at Any Cost" and is teaming up with filmmaker Darryl Roberts to distribute his documentary film called "America the Beautiful" to raise awareness about the costs of our culture's obsession with be...

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  • Summer Camp & Independence

    Well it is summer again and if your kids are lucky, they are preparing for summer camp. Our family favorite is the old-fashioned camp - crafts, campfires, silly songs, talent shows, mess halls, pools, and ropes courses.Preparation means writing yo...

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  • The 2008 Teens' Top 10 Books

    About the Teens' Top Ten Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nomin...

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  • Do You Have A Self-Injury (Cutting) Problem?

    Self-injury is a behavior people rely on to relieve or distract themselves from difficult feelings, or to communicate emotions that they seem unable to speak. Once people learn to express themselves in other ways – verbally, or in writing – the im...

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  • The Intrauterine Contraceptive (IUC) - Mirena

    I got a couple of odd questions on the We're Talking Teen Health site recently that confused me - asking about a new kind of IUD, and finally a friend recorded the TV commercial that seems to have triggered the questions.I guess the IUD has enough...

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  • Teen Birth Rate Rises for the First Time in 14 Years

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the teen birth rate in the United States rose in 2006 for the first time since 1991, and unmarried childbearing also rose significantly. Thee statistics are featured in a new repor...

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  • It is National Teen Driver Safety Week

    Talk to your teen this week about safe driving. If they are a young driver, ask them to talk about what they are still uncomfortable with when behind the wheel. With the rainy season coming, remember to offer a little training time in the rain, e...

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  • Gratitude and Abundance:Can You Feel the Love?

    It's Thanksgiving this week (in the United States) and families everywhere are traveling, shopping, cleaning, cooking eating, and preparing themselves for the holiday season, which will run at least five weeks, and sometimes longer. This is a perf...

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About the Author

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

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