September 7, 2019

The CDC is currently investigating an epidemic of over 450 cases of vaping-related severe lung illnesses in teens and young adults which have caused 5 deaths in the past few days and numerous hospitalizations, including ICU stays and sometimes intubation.  The exact ca...

June 23, 2019

A worthwhile read and great example of the stereotypical way that teens are depicted in the media. Today's teens are participating in high-risk behaviors at much lower rates than past generations and I appreciate the fact that the authors highlight which behaviors and...

March 20, 2019

While very different from the extreme measures taken by the parents involved in the college admissions scandal, the grey areas of over-involved parenting are familiar to most of us. It's time for a grand wake-up call for this generation of parents. What if we just step...

March 11, 2019

"When we refuse to teach students about sex, we don’t stop sex — we just make it more dangerous."

January 11, 2019

Acne, pimple, blemishes, ZITS!  One of the less welcome changes of puberty... The vast majority of cases are mild and easily managed, but for moderate and severe cases, it's best to seek medical attention. Here's some helpful information for those dealing with those pe...

November 30, 2018

 Have a teen driver or a teen close to the driving age?  Read this!

March 31, 2017

Physicians who care for adolescents are generally skilled at discussing the health risks of drinking, while simultaneously talking about plans for staying safe if a teen decides to drink regardless of the warnings. Parents often have a harder time with this discussion,...

March 11, 2017

This topic keeps coming up in each an every one of my parenting seminars, so I dug up this piece from 2014. Figuring out the right messaging for our kids is challenging, to say the least.  
“One of our recommendations is that children should be taught about relati...

February 17, 2017

A tough and important topic. "Any parent of an adolescent has to wonder, of course, what’s the difference between 'regular' adolescent mood swings and teenage behaviors and these warning signs. Parents need to ask themselves how severe the symptoms seem, and how persis...

November 5, 2016

Is anyone surprised? Get those devices out of the bedrooms at night. Your rooms too, parents!

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