Articles containing: teens

Sexual Consent: Teaching Our Teens About The Gray Areas

October 11, 2016

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In light of allegations of sexual misconduct that have arisen as part of the 2016 presidential election, we thought it more important than ever to share the blog below on how parents can help teens respectfully navigate the gray areas of sexual and romantic relationships.

In the realm of sexual relations, consent is a bit of a mess.

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The Role Of Apps In Distracted Teen Driving

October 6, 2016

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As parents, we share some really big milestones with our children. There’s riding that bike for the first time, braving the first day of school, or marching off to sleep-away camp.

And, of course, there’s the huge anxiety-provoking-and-incredibly-exciting moment of earning the first driver’s license.

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We Succeed Through Our Failures: A Tribute For National Parents’ Day

July 26, 2015

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think back on an incident you had with your parents when you were growing up?

We asked a number of young adults this very question. One might expect recounts of warm, fuzzy times spent on the couch, on family vacations, at birthday parties. Nope.

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Advice For Parents On Talking About Tattoos

June 23, 2015

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When it comes to tattoos, it’s always fun, if possible, to inquire.

Last week I saw a snarling demon with drooling teeth moving around on a teenager’s arm. The teenager wasn’t my patient, so rest assured that I am not writing about someone under my care.

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The Impact Of Technology

May 19, 2014

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In my clinical practice, I’m surprised how often I’m competing for a child’s attention, even when it’s just the two of us in a room. Commonly when I’m meeting with a child, he or she has some sort of electronic device in-hand—a phone, a video gaming device, a tablet. I know this is an experience that many adults have shared.

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The Round-Up: Hot Topics From Around The Web (Week 5/12/14-5/16/14)

May 12, 2014

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This week’s edition of The Round-Up presents a number of current and important issues for parents.

1. We’d like to address the lack of availability of mental health services for children with mental illness.

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The Birds And The Bees Of Kids And Dating

February 14, 2014

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The first romantic relationship for a teen, or particularly a pre-teen, can strike terror in the heart of a parent. Rarely are parents ever prepared for their child’s inevitable first crush or real relationship.

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What To Watch With Your Kids Over The Holidays

December 23, 2013

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The holidays are relaxing and fun.

Right.

You arrive at your parents’ or grandparents’ houses or apartments.  You sleep, if you sleep at all, on a dusty old air mattress that sits on the living room floor.  You sniffle.  Everyone sniffles.  And, no one can hear beyond the roar of everyone talking over each other at once.

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The Adolescent Brain: Primed For Thrills And High On Life

September 23, 2013

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Teenagers are convinced they are ready to take the reins, no longer wanting to be held back by overly-cautious adults who don’t really ‘get it,’ who don’t understand the urgency of whatever situation is brewing at that moment.

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Almost Anorexic

September 23, 2013

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Eating disorders are more common than you might think. A recent study of more than 8,000 teen girls found that, taken together, the prevalence of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and sub-threshold eating disorders ranged from 13% to 21%.

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