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Exercise Illnesses Teens Uncategorized

Return to play after COVID-19

We know that some children and teens have significant complications after COVID19. How do athletes return to play after COVID-19 safely?

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Parenting Teens Uncategorized

A Way to Help Girls Navigate Social Media With Less Drama?

Help your kids navigate social media with less drama by asking them to follow inspirational people. Can it be that easy?

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Safety Teens Uncategorized

Vaping Risks

As we learn more about the risks of vaping, our children are being enticed to try it with tasty flavors and the false reassurance that it’s safe. Learn the facts and what you can do to help those with addictions quit.

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Parenting Teens

Teens at the doctor’s office: developing independence

Teens are at a time of life that they need to develop independence. They need to master several things before leaving the nest, such as how to manage time, cook a simple but healthy meal, do simple home repairs, spend and save money wisely, and how to live with healthy habits. Allowing them to grow more independent […]

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Exercise Safety Teens Uncategorized

Should your child have an Athletic Heart Screen?

In recent years I’ve been getting more and more reports of athletic heart screenings. Local schools and sports clubs are offering to have athletes get a heart work up for a relatively small fee. Of course most are perfectly normal, which is a peace of mind to parents. Some have found minor things that aren’t […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Teens

Be Prepared! Season 2 of “13 Reasons Why” Starts Soon.

The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” came in like a whirlwind last year. With it came increased thoughts and attempts of suicide. I’m worried that Season 2 will have a similar contagion effect this year. I’ve already heard from many teens that they plan on watching it. Last year I saw many teens significantly affected […]

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Parenting School Age Teens

How do you prepare kids to leave the nest?

It’s graduation season, which has me thinking of all the ways our kids grow over the years. They’re born, then just a few years later they are in kindergarten. In just a blink of the eye they get a locker in middle school. Then high school is over. The world awaits… Where does the time […]

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Safety Teens

Teens and Alcohol: A risky way to have fun

Most parents and even most teens are aware of the risks that come with drinking alcohol, yet many of us drink. Teens and alcohol use have long been problematic. The teen brain is known for being impulsive and seeking thrills, which increases the incidence for many types of risky behaviors. When teens drink alcohol, they […]

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Development Teens

First Period Q&A with Teens

Over the years I’ve talked with many girls about what to expect during puberty. Some of the biggest questions we all have involve the mysterious first period. I have dug into the recesses of my brain to come up with all the questions asked over the years to put all the information down in one […]

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Parenting Safety Teens Uncategorized

Teen Dating Violence Prevention & Treatment

As discussed earlier, teen dating violence is a relatively common problem that can occur in any socioeconomic circle. It’s important to recognize teen dating violence, but it’s even better to learn teen dating violence prevention and what to do if you recognize trouble! Family relationships How we raise our children from infancy and continuing throughout […]