Raising a teenager has enough challenges without mixing in all the teen health issues for girls. There are so many changes that teenage girls go through during their adolescent years and several different health issues to address as they grow into adulthood. Let's talk about … [Read more...] about A Caring Parent’s Guide: Teen Health Issues for Girls
Who is Jolly K. and why does she matter? Born in the late 1940s, Jolly K. was placed in the first foster care home as a young child. From there she would continue to endure physical and sexual abuse until she ran away for the last time as a teenager. To support herself, she … [Read more...] about Jolly K.’s Courageous Contribution
As much as any parent hates to believe that their child could be pressured into having sex, the sad fact and reality is peer pressure definitely plays a part in when, and why, many kids have sex. We live in a sexualized world, where everything from commercials to friends and … [Read more...] about Peer Pressure and Avoiding Teen Sexual Activity
Most of us remember how terrible puberty was. We know that it was a very hard time of life that we would not like to revisit. For many people puberty meant that their bodies suddenly changed, leaving them in a very scary situation. Their emotions and social lives suddenly changed … [Read more...] about Puberty: Health Class or Parents?
Just like apple pie and ice cream, kids and bikes should go hand-in-hand. I say, "should" because it is a declining phenomenon! Here are the facts: In 1969, 48% of American kids walked or bicycled to school. By 2009, the percentage dropped to 13%. (Source: Momentum magazine … [Read more...] about Kids and Bikes