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  • Sexting: Shall Parents Panic?

    The Pew Research Center reports that parents do not need to panic, in spite of all the press, very few teens are actually sending or receiving nude or sexually suggestive text messages. Results from a study with 800 youth across the country releas...

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  • Making Community College Important

    Sometimes young adults are not ready for a 4-year university right out of high school, but the transition from high school to college still includes many changes for the teen, the parent, and the family. It is important that the transition get ack...

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  • Book Review: The Porning Of A Generation

    The Porning of America: The Rise of Porn Culture, What It Means, and Where We Go from Here is a new book by Carmine Sarracino & Kevin Scott that traces how porn culture left adult theaters and became a part of our children's reality.A well wri...

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  • Weight-Loss Ads and Young Girls

    Media literacy and deceptive advertising are hot topics lately, as is the fact that people are getting heavier and adult models are dying weighing 88 pounds. In the United States the sales of weight-loss products and dietary supplements nearly dou...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.46

    I want to thank Hsien-Hsien Lei at Eye on DNA for hosting Grand Rounds 3.46 this week and including my post about regulating junk food advertising to kids. I loved the beach house theme and the wonderful posts.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healt...

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  • Total Momsense by Anita Renfroe

    Sometime Monday mornings just need a good laugh - so grab your tea or coffee and enjoy this new video and song from Anita Renfroe.Here are the lyrics:Get up nowGet up nowGet up out of bedWash your faceBrush your teethComb your sleepy headHere's yo...

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  • Abusive Relationships

    A recent report from Teenage Research Unlimited that was sponsored by Liz Claiborne and loveisrespect.org included some disturbing findings last week. The findings stated that young females are at risk for being abused in relationships, particular...

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  • Just Say No To Brazilian Wax

    New Jersey has been getting some extra press lately for proposing to ban Brazilian bikini waxing after two women were hospitalized for infections following the procedure done to remove genital hair. Of course, there is quite a bit of resistance to...

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  • Genital herpes (HSV 2) and teens

    A national survey of the US population conducted between 1988 and 1994 found that more than one in five people over 12 are infected with herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV 2), the virus typically responsible for genital herpes. A clinician can diagnose ...

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  • Teen Marijuana Use

    I know that there is a huge disagreement about whether marijuana is harmful or not, but the National Institute on Drug Abuse presents a pretty scary picture, which I thought I should share with parents of teens.Addiction is a disease that usually ...

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

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