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Purity Rings vs. Vibrating Rings: The Teen Attitude War by Vanessa Van Petten Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 6:23pm I wanted to write a post about the new split that is going on within the ranks of teens.  Many parents assume that teens want salaciousness, vulgarity and pushing the edge—this is not true, there are more and more teens I am meeting who want exactly the opposite.  Lets look at both sides: The Pure Side of Teens Purity Rings: Lets ... Read on »
20th Annual PATS Report (PDFA): Teen Drug Use & Attitudes by Portland Prevention Posted Thu 26 Feb 2009 12:00am This year, PATS showed that 37 percent of teens reported "learning a lot" about the risks of drugs from their parents in 2008 - a significant 16 percent increase over the previous year, and the first major increase since the inception of the study. But despite the increase in parent-teen discussions, just 24 percent of teens report that the ... Read on »
Does Your Teenager Need An Attitude Adjustment? by Roger C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:51pm Does your teenager seem grouchy, lazy, and apathetic some or most of the time? Your desire is for him or her to have a positive and charitable attitude. Does the possibility of this happening seem almost impossible? I just finished reading a book that could make a remarkable difference in your teenager's life (and yours as well). The topic of t ... Read on »
Teen Marijuana Use Increases, Especially among Eighth-Graders by Medline Plus Posted Tue 14 Dec 2010 1:48pm WASHINGTON — Fueled by increases in marijuana use, the rate of eighth-graders saying they have used an illicit drug in the past year jumped to 16 percent, up from last year's 14.5 percent, with daily marijuana use up in all grades surveyed, according to the 2010 Monitoring the Future ... Read on »
50 Best Parenting Books for Families with Teens and Tweens by Vanessa Van Petten Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 7:56pm Hi! We get thousands of submissions of parenting books for our teen reviewers and Vanessa Van Petten.  Here are some of our favorites for you to check out.  We have parenting books for parents of all ages with all specialties! We have included descriptions by the author about each of their books. If you would like to submit your book, we a ... Read on »
Dog Ambassador by Dr. Kim .. Naturopathic DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 7:00pm This is a little embarrassing for me but Mom wants to share some things about me today instead of me blogging. I don’t think of myself this way, it’s just who I am, but she does. So here is what Mom has shared with a few friends this week about me: Almost everyone tells me when they meet Meshach or when they see his photos somethin ... Read on »
Talking to kids about teen smoking: The FTAS (Family Talk About Smoking) paradigm by Adi Jaffe Posted Fri 17 Jun 2011 12:05pm A recent study assessed the impact parents have over the decisions their teenagers make concerning whether or not to ‘experiment’ with smoking cigarettes and to continue smoking in the long term, once they have tried it. Experimenting with smoking represents a form of risk-taking for some teens while it can serve as the onset of long-term ... Read on »
Typical Teen Behaviors: How Would You Describe Your Teenager? by RaisingTeens Posted Fri 28 Oct 2011 12:23pm Oct 28, 2011 by Olivia Chao | Categories Is my teen’s attitude and behavior normal? If you’ve asked yourself this question, welcome to the club.  From mood swings to risk taking, “normal teenage behavior” can appear to be anything but normal to parents. Science shows that from early adolescence ... Read on »
Latest Youth Substance Abuse Research Encourages Parents to Take Action Early by RaisingTeens Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 12:00am Mar 16, 2010 by Kim Manlove | Categories , , , , The recent release of the Partnership/MetLife Foundation Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) of teen drug use, and parent and teen attitudes toward substance use, shows both encouraging and alarming trends.  The data point to notable increases in teen use of alcohol ... Read on »
Talking to teens about prescription drug abuse by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 23 Apr 2013 12:00am I agree with the main recommendations of the 2012 attitude tracking study of teens and parents regarding drug use: Do more to communicate risks of medicine misuse and abuse Safeguard medicines at home Properly dispose of unused medicines Avoid modeling bad behavior by misusing or abusing drugs The ... Read on »