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    When it comes to teenagers, just listen

    This year marks my tenth anniversary as an high school educator, and let me tell you one thing you probably already know: Teenagers are simultaneously the most fun and most frustrating humans you will encounter – often all in one day. (Kind of like my two-year-old, now that I’m thinking of it.) Call me crazy, […]

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    Milestones offer chance to talk to your teen about safe celebrations

    It’s prom night. Your daughter/son is excited.  A lot of planning and preparation has gone into getting ready for this night. Your daughter has shopped for the ‘perfect’ dress and accessories and has gotten her hair done. Your son has picked out a suit or tux, gotten flowers or a corsage, picked out a place […]

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    After graduation, there’s no “one size fits all” plan

    Q: “I’m a parent to a senior who is struggling to find a plan for after graduation. How do I help guide him through the process while giving him space to make his own decisions on his future?” The exciting news is that there is no “one-size-fits-all” plan anymore. Back in the day we were […]

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    Mono: The signs, symptoms and care

    “You’ve got mono,” is the last thing a teenager – or their parent – wants to hear at a visit to their clinic provider. Whether your teen is busy with a part-time job, a sports team, theater production, or an-extra challenging academic workload at college, any illness that slows them down is a blow to […]

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