Age: Teens

PokémonGo: How to keep kids safe when playing

I’ve blogged about some interesting things over the years — Teen Mom, the new Prince, and Pinterest. However, I never thought I would blog about Pokémon, but the time has come to address this new phenomenon — PokémonGo! PokémonGo! is a … Continue reading

Are sports physicals and well-child checkup the same thing?

It’s that time of year again. Kids are all getting their sports physicals and camp physicals. Did you know this is not the same thing as the annual well child check? Many people think that the $40 exam and paperwork … Continue reading

Good news about teen pregnancy

Good news is generally not newsworthy, but a recent government report on teen sexuality reflects incredibly well on teens, parents, and society. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2015, the number of children born to teenagers … Continue reading

Is perfectionism a problem for your child?

Alissa spends several hours a day trying to flawlessly perform her gymnastics’ routines. To a casual observer, her movements look amazing for a twelve-year old athlete. However, Alissa is critical of most everything she does in the gym, using that … Continue reading

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