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Jane Fonda Helps Teen Sort Out Adolescence

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com By: Marianne Schnall Jane Fonda is well known as an Oscar- and Emmy-award winning actress and for her best-selling books and exercise videos, as well as for her activism around a variety of issues, such as co-founding the Women’s Media Center. What you may not know, is that Fonda also has a long and varied […]

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I Was a Smart, Young Woman. So Why Did I Put Up with Domestic Abuse?

Source: Yourteenmag.com By Leslie Morgan Stelner I was 22. I had just graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English. That summer, I moved to New York City for my dream job at Seventeen Magazine. I had no idea that my life would be derailed by a carefully laid physical, financial and psychological trap disguised […]

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Casual Teen Sex linked to Higher Rates of Depression

Article from Cornell.edu By: Ted Boscia Teens who date and are sexually active are known to be at elevated risk for depression, but why those associations exist is poorly understood. Now a new Cornell study has found that casual sexual “hookups” increased a teenager’s odds for clinical-level depression nearly threefold, whereas dating and sexual activity […]

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From the Inside-Life As An ACS Intern

By: Ildiko Ran On-Campus Counseling Program Intern at Menlo-Atherton High School “I feel so much better that I got all that off my chest. I can go back to class now” – said one of my clients after a session when she unloaded the overwhelming stress that surrounds her everyday life. She keeps up the […]

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Menlo-Atherton Parent Education Series

Make sure to mark your calendars for this Thursday, February 2nd at 7pm the Menlo-Atherton Parent Education Series will be holding a panel on Teen Sexuality: Get the Facts (What Every Parent Wants to Know). Where:Menlo Atherton Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) located on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus. Come hear from the experts! […]

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Teens and Drinking: Beyond the Obvious Influences

when trying to find the influence behind a teen’s fixation with alcohol, there are the usual suspects- their closest friends, the boyfriend/girlfriend, or the environment at home. But recent studies are showing that the linkage between teens and alcohol may not be as direct as it seems. Studies show that if a teen is in […]

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A Praiseworthy iPhone App: Love Is Not Abuse

Teenage dating  has often been deemed by many as a right of passage. From young adult novels to movies such as Twilight and even in our local high school, the “teen couple” is often romanticized into something that is usually far from reality. Teen dating violence is more prevalent then you may think and with […]

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Teen Sexuality Resources: Sexual Orientation, Relationships and Sexual Health

Teen Sexuality Resources: Planned Parenthood has a host of resources available on their website for teens, parents, and educators. Below are short descriptions of each of these sections and corresponding web links. Information for Teens “There’s a lot to get straight before you can make good decisions about your sexual behaviors. We know you’ve got […]

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Breaking Up

For teens, a relationship ending can feel like a failure. They may develop the irrational belief that they will never be in another relationship, that this was the person they were supposed to marry, or that they are somehow “unlovable”. They may go to extreme ends to hold on to the relationship, some feeling so […]

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Falling in Love

Your 13 year old daughter comes home from school and tells you she’s in love. She begins doodling the name of her love interest while computing algebraic equations, she begins spending more time on the phone or IM-ing than talking with you, and suddenly you fear your baby will experience the inevitable rollercoaster ride that […]

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