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The Top 10 Hidden Hazards for Teens

There has been a lot of attention paid lately to safeguarding pregnant women, infants, and young kids from environmental hazards. Article after article has covered safe foods, plastics, toys, and…

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Most Teens Have No Sex Education Before Losing Virginity

The number of teens aged 15 to 17 giving birth continues to drop, but that group still delivers 1,700 babies a week in the US, reports NBC News. That's way too many, says the CDC, which thinks part of…

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Have You Let Go of Your Teen Self Consciousness?

“Self consciousness is the indispensible means to enlightenment; at the same time it is the greatest obstacle in the way.”  -Aldous Huxley   I live among teenagers, which brings me into i…

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Children and Technology – Should you be Concerned

Media technology is here to stay and has become a permanent part of our lives. But there is great concern about how it may be affecting our children. I believe we can learn to embrace its advantages…

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Is Virtual Violence an Acceptable Parenting Technique?

A story circulated last week about a father in China and his 23-year-old son who were at loggerheads over the son’s perpetual unemployment and his seeming addiction to video games. The son, as reporte…

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Loveologist Radio: Talking Sense About Intimacy

Don’t miss this enlightening new paradigm for talking honestly about sex and sexuality with both children and teens. Deborah Roffman, one of the most highly acclaimed sexual educators in the country …

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Teenage Wasteland: They’re Not All Wasted

There is a myth that is perpetuated regarding teenagers – specifically the idea that some are good and some are bad. Growing up in a fairly urban area in the 1980s, I could tell you my social circle w…

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Getting the 411 on the Teen Hook Up

Teens are having sex. This fact is undeniable, and there is not much any one person could do about it, unless of course you happen to be a teenager yourself. Parents have been concerned and fretting o…

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Children Look to Parents as Sexual Role Models

In spite of what we might think, according to this study, 45% of teenagers consider their parents to be their sexuality role models. Only 32% looked to their friends and just 15% took inspiration from…

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5 Things Every Teen Wants Their Parent to Know

Have you ever thought of asking your teenager for advice? "What???" you might reply. "Why would I do that? What could she possibly know about life that I don't know better?" And here's the answe…

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