Archive for 'Behavior'

Dealing with Teen Depression

Dealing with Teen Depression

Is your teen feeling the blues? He may be suffering from depression, a medical condition that requires proper treatment. Is your teen down in the dumps? While it’s true that teens often experience mood swings, depression [...]

Hamburger Disease

Hamburger Disease

Tips on how to prevent the sometimes deadly ‘hamburger disease’. Hamburger Disease Summertime is barbeque season, but we need to be extra careful, particularly when grilling burgers. Lynn Wilcott with the Food Protection Services at the [...]

Are You Nagged by Your Kids?

Are You Nagged by Your Kids?

How kid marketers have created a whole generation of parent naggers. No to Nagging Did you know that in North America $15 billion dollars is spent on marketing products to children each year?  No wonder parents [...]

Moms and Teens

Moms and Teens

What every mother of a teen really needs to know. Moms and Teens If you’re a mother of teens, you may notice that your teenaged children express a little more defiance with you than with their [...]

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

Over the years many parents have expressed concern that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine given to girls before they become sexually active, could lead to higher incidence of sexual activity among teens. But a new study [...]

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’ve probably caught yourself lamenting over the fact that you never seem to see your child anymore…not because she’s out with friends, but because she’s spending time alone. Teens [...]

Tweens and Values

Tweens and Values

What teens want to her from parents when it comes to those big talks. Tweens and Values During the teen and tween years there a lot of information we want to make sure our kids have.  [...]

Keeping Adolescents Safe During the Teen Years

Keeping Adolescents Safe During the Teen Years

When we think of safety and children, young children come to mind. But teens also face dangers as they become increasingly independent. Keeping our kids safe during the teen years is an important issue. This is [...]

Why Teens Still Need Rules and Limits

Why Teens Still Need Rules and Limits

Believe it or not, that fiery, independent teen still needs and wants a few ground rules. Once children hit the teen years, it’s only natural that they begin to spread their wings. But as teens become [...]

High Risk Behavior and Teens

High Risk Behavior and Teens

Do you have a novelty seeking, high risk teen? Then it’s important for you to encourage safe ways for your teen to test her limits. Is your teen an adventure seeker? High-risk teens are those who [...]