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Advice for #Teen #Tattoos and #Piercings

Not the face! Recently, a convention of learned folk got together to advice parents and teens and young adults on good practices for piercing and tattoos. Parents, this is your obligation to confer with your aspiring offspring to create their … Continue reading

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When #Indecisiveness is #Bad in #Life

What makes a person indecisive? Decisiveness is a vital life skill. At what age do we break-free and polish our skill set for it? Kids are entitled to be indecisive. That’s when parents come in to help them make ‘wise’ … Continue reading

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More #Teens Are #Depressed

The incidence of depressed teens is on the rise. Considering anxiety, depression, and stress are at an all-time high among adults, this isn’t  a surprise.  All those negative stressors lead to health problems. Kids are the looking glass into the … Continue reading

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#PregnancyDolls Message is Miscommunicated

Although the study was conducted “down under” – the results are just as likely to be similar in 15-year old US girls. These robotic dolls cry when they need feeding, changing, burping or whatever else babies need to allay crying. … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame #Celebrities for the #JunkFood

People like junk food. There’s no denying it. Not only is it unhealthy for you but it’s also easier and faster to sink your teeth into. The commercials are both delicious and the paid spokespeople are as dense as the … Continue reading

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#Pot is Legal and #Teen Use is Down

Isn’t it funny how when you legalize something that is otherwise ‘outlawed’ — the alluring danger and stigma is removed? Whether you’re in the school of thought who believes Nixon made marijuana illegal because he hated hippies or you couldn’t … Continue reading

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Explosive Thoughts on #Kids with #Ecigarettes Juices

On average, 7 kids are poisoned by e-cigarette juice every day. The kids are not teenagers but toddlers, less than 4-years old. The substance that gives e-cigarettes their vapor is the nicotine juice. Perhaps some adults are flippantly storing their … Continue reading

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#Teens Addicted to #Data

Who isn’t addicted to their cell? Half of teenagers admit they are addicted to their smartphone. With everything at your fingertips for instant gratification, how could you not? No harm, no foul. We all have our weaknesses yet some of us won’t … Continue reading

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@FDA to Ban #TanningBeds for #Teens

Everybody looks good with a tan. Adults tan knowing the increased risk of skin cancer. Perhaps the promise of leathery, premature aged skin would deter the kids from tanning beds but apparently not. The FDA is considering a ban for … Continue reading

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#Kids Universal Screening for #Cholesterol #Depression #HIV

A panel of pediatricians suggests screening kids for cholesterol, depression, and HIV. The importance of all 3 conditions is both for physical health and mitigating the stigma amongst everybody. Cholesterol screening is necessary for kids as young as 8-years old. By … Continue reading

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