Talking To Teens About Sexual Violence
I am sad to say that sexual violence, date rape, and intimate partner violence are not decreasing in our culture. If anything, it seems to be increasing, with 17% of women and 3% of men experiencing a rape or attempted rape during their lifetime.W...
The Importance of Touch and Teens
Unfortunately, as our teens get older, there is a tendency for them to get less affectionate with us and for us to forget to be affectionate with them. OK - I admit, sometimes affection is the last thing we are feeling toward our teen after a lon...
No More Movie Popcorn For Me!
Knowledge can be a very painful thing! I have always loved theater popcorn, but then I learned more about it! The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently released a follow-up to its movie theater popcorn study, calling out the theaters ...
Life Without Gluten: Celiac Sprue
Celiac Disease is an inherited, autoimmune disease in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged from eating gluten and other proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. Celiac disease is one of the most under-diagnosed diseas...
Book Review: Tempted, 6th in the House of Night Series
If you have not finished this book, do not read this book review - it will spoil it for you! Tempted is book six in the House of Night series and begins after Zoey and her friends have banished Kalona and Neferet, Zoey and Stark are both recoverin...
Those two words should not be together, but gone are the days of innocence and commitment to protecting young girls from sex. The American Psychological Association (APA) just released a report that calls for the media and advertising to stop sexu...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.40
Thank you Roy, ClinkShrink & Dinah at Shrink Rap for hosting Grand Rounds 4.40 this week and including my book review about "Bodily Harm."This week was a tribute to shrinks who "do" technology - way fun - and very interesting! I have not finis...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.41
Thank you Edwin Leap for hosting Grand Rounds 5.41 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 for parents of teens that start dating.This week was full of great advice for future doctors and had some really interesting posts.
Book Review: The Launching Years (Part 2)
Once your teen actually leaves for college, the authors of this wonderful book suggest that your relationship with him or her will likely improve, overnight!Part 2 of this review focuses on what to expect the first year your teen is in college. I ...
Friends & Healthy Relationships
One of the most important things in our lives is knowing we have family and friends who will love us no matter what happens. Being able to recognize who our true friends are, and knowing how to avoid unhealthy relationships are important skills.Tr...