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Posts Tagged ‘behavior’

Talk With Your Teen About Dating Violence

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Sometime, one must toot the horn of their home state! I am proud of Maryland for being progressive in health education. Legislation now requires the state board of education to encourage county boards to incorporate specific lessons on dating violence into the health education curriculum. (more…)

Why Teens Need Curfews

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

While talking to a mother of a teenage patient recently, the discussion heated up when we talked about curfews.  I remember growing up with the TV news coming on and saying, “it is 11 o’clock, do you know where your child is?” At the time I just hated that as it reminded my parents (who always watched the news) to come downstairs to make sure that I was home. (more…)

The Truth Behind Lies Parents Tell

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

What an interesting study I came across recently regarding lying. Guess what, it was not about children lying, but rather about parents lying to their children. (more…)

Tired Teens More Likely To Engage in Risky Behaviors

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Is your teen getting enough sleep? According to a new study, tired teens are more likely to smoke, drink and get into fights.  They are also at a higher risk for auto crashes. Even one extra hour of sleep can make a big difference! (more…)

Are Kids Too Wired?

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

In an effort to keep up with my tech-savvy patients and their parents, I read a study from a well-known software maker that confirmed something we all know: are kids are extremely wired. (more…)

Kids & Cell Phone Use

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

I have been walking through my waiting room and noticing that a lot of my “younger” patients have their own cell phone. So, I have now begun to routinely ask all of my patients over the age of 8, if they have a cell phone. I must say I am surprised that some 8-9 year olds actually do!! (more…)

Watch Your Language In Front of Your Kids

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Did you happen to watch the new NBC-TV show “Up All Night?”  I must say I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I had been looking forward to this show as I love the cast! (more…)

Talking to Your Child About 9-11

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of 9-11. As we approach this somber date, media outlets have been showing and discussing the events of that tragic day. Much of the coverage is directed at adults, but our children can feel a little overwhelmed by the anniversary remembrances as well. (more…)

Back to School Anxiety Continues

Friday, September 9th, 2011

For some of the country school has been in session for a week or two, but September brings the reality of school for all. So I was not surprised to listen to my voicemails recently only to hear numerous messages relating to the return to school. (more…)

Stop Texting, Start Talking

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

As everyone is getting ready to go back to school, we went out for the last “family dinner” of the summer.  The beginning of September signifies the “new school year” which makes it the best time of year the time of year to talk about new routines. (more…)