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  • Early Puberty
    Early Puberty in Girls at an All-Time High
    Early Puberty in Girls at an All-Time High Kids these days are growing up too fast – literally. A recent study shows that a significant number of girls are beginning to develop breasts and hit puberty by age 7 or 8, around second grade. Often r...
    Erin Dower
  • Teens
    HPV Vaccine
    Immunization Update: HPV Vaccine for Boys
    Immunization Update: HPV Vaccine for BoysThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved vaccinating boys between the ages of 9 to 26 against the human papillomavirus (HPV). The vaccine, Gardasil, is currently recommended for girls and ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 14-Year-Old Doesn
    Changes During Puberty
    I Need Help! Is my penis too small for my age?
    A 14-year-old wonders if his penis is too small for his age, and if he's developing too slowly. Our expert answers his questions. ...
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    Teen Pregnancy
    Is Teen Pregnancy Trendy? Teen Moms Take on Pop Culture
    According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, one in three teenage girls in the United States is estimated to become pregnant at least once before the age of 20. Once on the decline, the Guttmacher Institute recently reported teen ...
  • Dating Violence
    Dating Violence and Your Teen: Know the Facts
    Dating Violence and Your Teen: Know the Facts In February 2009, teen pop star Chris Brown allegedly beat and verbally threatened his celebrity girlfriend Rihanna inside his car before leaving her and driving off. Rihanna is 21 years old; Brown is...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Homosexual Teens
    Supporting Your Gay Teen
    Supporting Your Gay Teen There are few parents who can easily and completely accept the news that their child is gay. Even those who are comfortable with homosexuality and same-sex marriage may find themselves having difficulty. They may feel th...
    Nancy Witting
  • Teens
    Questions About Menarche and Tampons
    Our expert addresses some common questions about menstrual flow and tampon use in young teens. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Young Pregnant Teen
    Teen Pregnancy
    Teen Pregnancy: Facts and Prevention
    Teen Pregnancy: Facts and Prevention Teen pregnancy is on the rise after over a decade of declining numbers. These new statistics demonstrate how important it is to discuss abstinence and safe sex practices with your teen. This article discusses ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Teen Pregnancy
    Teen Pregnancy
    Under Age 20 and Expecting
    Under Age 20 and Expecting Pregnancy Facts Stats on Teen Pregnancy Twenty percent of all adolescent pregnancies occur within the first six months following first intercourse. More than one million adolescents become pregnant each year in the Un...
  • Vaccine
    HPV Vaccine
    Should My Young Daughter Get the HPV Vaccination?
    Should My Young Daughter Get the HPV Vaccination? As the parent of a teenage or preteen girl, you may well be aware of the controversy surrounding the relatively recent release of the vaccine Gardasil. Gardasil helps to protect girls against the...
    Liz Casler
  • an age-by-age guide to teaching kids about "the birds & the bees"
    Talking About Sex
    An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids About "The Birds & The Bees"
    What should kids call their private parts? How do I explain where babies come from? Should I give my child a heads up about puberty? When should we have the "big talk"? These are just a few of the many questions you might have about talking with ...
    Erin Dower
  • Teens
    Your Girl's Broken Heart
    Your Girl's Broken Heart A good reason for girls to get involved in sports, besides honing their physical talents and learning teamwork, is that they learn how to accept losses. Sooner or later, even the best female athlete or the best girls' t...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Finding a Good Boyfriend
    Finding a Good Boyfriend The teenage world is filled with all kinds of boys; some are frogs, but the majority of them—around 75 percent—are perfect princes. These princes do not ride up to your daughter's door in a coach and whisk her off to...
  • Teens
    Homosexual Teens
    Lesbian Daughters, Straight Moms
    Lesbian Daughters, Straight Moms Most of the available information confirms that for a woman who is a lesbian, the most difficult personal task she faces is admitting that she is gay to herself and then her family—particularly her mother. The ...
  • Teens
    Physical Changes
    Breast Buds
    Breast buds are an indication that your daughter is simply in the early stages of puberty. ...
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  • Teens
    Teen Love
    What to Expect When Mr. Right Enters Your Daughter's Life
    What to Expect When Mr. Right Enters Your Daughter's Life Both mother and daughter will be overcome with joy if Mr. Right seems perfect to both of you. In addition to the euphoria, you may be surprised at some of the other emotions that surface....