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  • Dancing doesn’t do it for PE
    Dancing doesn’t do it for PE
    Dance is often offered as an alternative to PE, particularly for girls. However, a new study has found that dance falls short of the mark in regard to physical conditioning. The findings were published online on May 18 in the journal Pediatrics by...
  • Obese teens at increased risk for Alzheimer’s, dementia
    Obese teens at increased risk for Alzheimer’s, dementia
    Obesity has been reported to negatively impact health in many ways, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Now, a study has found that obese teens are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in their senior...
  • Omegle Promotes Talking to Strangers
    Part four: Tweens and Teens Could Be Meeting Strangers Using Dating Apps
    This is probably the scariest portion of our series potentially putting your teen at risk for rape or worse -- meeting up with a pedophile. Read on to learn about the apps your kids are using toCHAT, MEET, and DATE.MeetMe Chat and Meet New People,...
  • Trending With Teens 2015
    Trending With Teens 2015
    What is trending with teens? What is it that teens are really into this year? Clothing is pretty high on the list, and guess who is paying for it? Parents. Several surveys have been done asking teens where they shop and who pays for it, and 50% of...
  • Teen drinking can rot the brain
    Teen drinking can rot the brain
    Although the legal age for alcohol consumption is set at 21, teen drinking is widespread throughout the nation. A new study has found that intermittent teen drinking can cause permanent brain damage. The study was published online on April 27 in...
  • Bullied teens at higher risk for depression and suicidal thoughts
    Bullied teens at higher risk for depression and suicidal thoughts
    Teens who are the victims of bullying are more likely to report severe depression, are considering suicide, and carry weapons to school say several studies by the North Shore-Long Island Jewish (Lij) Health System. The findings were announced on...
  • Snapchat, a stealth app for image exchange
    Part three: How Tweens and Teens Share Secretly
    This article in the series will probably send shivers up and down your spine about how your teens are chatting on these apps. Here is the list of SELF-DESTRUCTING/SECRET APPS used by today's teens to communicate in a stealth-like manner...
  • Family Fun at the Tots to Teens Expo
    Family Fun at the Tots to Teens Expo
    The 3rd annual Tots to Teens Expo held on Saturday, April 26, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center was a success. With thousands of people in attendance, there was something to do for everyone. This family friendly event provided lots of...
  • College or Gap Year: A Challenging Choice for Some Seniors
    College or Gap Year: A Challenging Choice for Some Graduating Seniors
    The college admissions emails and letters have all been sent out. Maybe your graduating senior did not get into her college of choice. Maybe your teen couldn’t decide on where to apply and was thinking a year or two at community college was...
  • Mom and Son
    Nine tips to Improve your relationship with your teen
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Erickson, who is an old school mom. Jill believes in conducting family meetings, having her teens show up for dinner at 5 pm sharp, and lives her life with the mantra that parenting is a lifetime job. Jill...
  • Teen gunman
    Teens treated in the ER for assault at risk for future gun violence
    Research from the University of Michigan (U-M) found that teens treated in the emergency room for fighting were at a greater risk of getting into a violent incident involving a firearm than teens seen for reasons not related to assault. The study...
  • Teen pregnancy rates down, but too many teens still have unintended pregnancies
    IUDs, implants 'very effective,' but underused by teens
    Public health officials are advocating that more teens use intrauterine devices (IUDs) to prevent pregnancy, according to a recent report. Along with birth control implants, IUDs are considered the most effective and convenient birth control, with...
  • Energy drinks for sale
    Marketing of energy drinks is placed to appeal to teens
    There has been a great deal of heated controversy about the potential for dangerous side effects from drinking too many energy drinks. This has lead to advice by the American Academy of Pediatrics against the consumption of energy drinks by teens....
  • Drug test
    AAP just says ‘no’ to random drug testing in school
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued an updated policy statement reaffirming its opposition to school-based drug testing. Appearing in the March 30 online issue of Pediatrics, the statement from the leading U.S. pediatric group says...
  • Kyesha Woods YouTube Screenshot
    Mom uses Facebook to make amends for teens' rude behavior; makes them apologize
    Alabama mother, Kyesha Smith Wood knew it was going to be a long shot but she sent out a public message on her Facebook page, nonetheless. She wanted to reach out and apologize to a woman who had been treated rudely by her daughter and...
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