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Posts Tagged ‘teens behavior’

Why Teens Cut Themselves

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

I am a regular morning news show watcher and have been following the story about Demi Lovato entering a treatment center to deal with her “emotional and physical health issues”.   Recently, I had a chance to read Ms. Lovato’s story in People magazine. She sets the record straight: she’s been dealing with an eating disorder and has a history of cutting herself. (more…)

More Teens Testing Positive for STD

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

I was thumbing through one of my many journals and came upon a recent study which had some surprising data regarding teens, sex and STDs.  This study was from Emory University released in the journal Pediatrics. (more…)

Guns on College Campuses

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I’m not sure how many of you have heard about a bill now being considered in the Texas Legislature?  The bill would allow students to carry a concealed handgun on campus and remove “premises of higher education” as gun-free zones. I must say, what is the sponsor of this bill thinking?  Senator Jeff Wentworth who is sponsoring the bill states, “I just don’t want to see a repeat in Texas of what happened at Virginia Tech”. (more…)

Queen Bees & Wannabes

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Queen Bees and Wannabes

Tips on how to help your daughter navigate the minefield of the tween and teen years

Guest: Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World

More Information: Rosalind Wiseman Official Web site


Listen to the Podcast


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Underage Alcohol Use & Binge Drinking Numbers Climb

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Parents take note:  the incidence of underage alcohol use and binge drinking continues to rise and the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement on this topic. (more…)

Teen Drug Use On The Rise, Again

Friday, July 16th, 2010

After nearly 10 years of declining numbers, teen drug use has reversed course and is rising among 9th-12th graders. (more…)

When Can You Leave Your Child Home Alone?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I recently went on a summer vacation and left our “adult/college” son at home for a week as he was working.  I must admit that he is working very long hours, so he really does not spend much time at the house. (more…)

The Reality of Teen Suicide

Monday, June 7th, 2010

I have been saddened by the recent suicides of two adolescent males in my community in the last two weeks.  It is still hard for me to fathom that parents I know have suffered through the loss of their child from suicide. (more…)