Archive | March, 2013

Spring Break, Teens and Online Reputation

Source: HuffingtonPost.com 2/11/13 Author: Sue Scheff With spring break around the corner, it’s time for parents to remind their teenagers to protect their online reputations. It’s necessary for us to not only talk to our kids about the dangers that they face online, but also to remind them of the importance of their virtual manners. […]

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Early Intervention with Middle School Ages lowers Adulthood Drug Use

Source: NIH.gov “Youth Interventions Lower Prescription Drug Abuse” published online March 4, 2013. A new study found that middle school students in small towns and rural areas who received brief interventions had lower rates of prescription drug abuse into late adolescence and young adulthood. Prescription drug abuse is taking a medication without a prescription, or […]

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‘Youth Speaks Out’ event in Palo Alto

Source: Palo Alto Online-Palo Alto Weekly Local students try out their artistic voices in two exhibits this month, jointly called “Youth Speaks Out.” Hosted by the Palo Alto Art Center and the Palo Alto City Hall, the show will feature oil and acrylic paintings, drawings and photos from March 9 through March 24 at both […]

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The Task of Becoming a Teen

by Charlotte Villemoes, LMFT Site Director at Woodside High School After years of challenging teen years my son has finally emerged again, and much to my delight I am discovering he was hiding a real human being in there, someone who is able to communicate and show some basic interest in other people, including his […]

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An Experts Advice on Teen Anxiety

Original source: The Globe and Mail Expert: Dr. Alexa Bagnell in Halifax This article is a response to submitted reader questions to The Globe and Mail after a Toronto District School Board survey revealed high levels of anxiety in teenagers. The following answers by Dr. Alexa Bagnell are responses to condensed and edited questions by […]

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