• Kids
    Super Bowl
    Super Quiz on the Super Bowl
    Huddle up with your family and see if you can answer some of these Super Bowl questions. ...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Talking to Your Children About Drugs
    Talking to Your Children About Drugs The other “big talk” that parents frequently find difficult is the talk about drugs. Unlike the topic of sex, there's really no need to modulate your message about drugs to suit your child's age—there ...
  • Teens
    Substance Abuse
    Son Caught Smoking Pot
    If you catch your child smoking pot in his room, should you call the police? ...
  • Teens
    Talking About Sex
    Talking to Teens About Sex and Substance Abuse
    Talking to Teens About Sex and Substance Abuse Even before young people begin talking about dating or who is “seeing” whom, it’s time to bring up the subject of sex. Don’t wait for an opening or the right time. Just do it. The way you a...
  • Teens
    Bulimia
    Understanding Bulimia Nervosa
    Understanding Bulimia Nervosa The eating disorder termed bulimia is at least two or three times more prevalent than anorexia nervosa. In fact, recent surveys report that about 1 percent of the general population and 4 percent of women aged 18–...
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    Anorexia
    Understanding Anorexia Nervosa
    Understanding Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is a complex psychological disorder that literally involves self-starvation. People who suffer from this illness eat next to nothing, refuse to maintain a healthy body weight for their correspondin...
  • Teens
    Eating Disorders
    Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia
    Eating Disorders: Anorexia and BulimiaEating disorders are diseases in which weight control and eating behaviors have gone so far as to become life- and health-threatening. They can result from a diet taken too seriously, a hope to improve perfor...
  • Teens
    Performance Enhancers
    The Truth Behind Ergogenic Aids
    The Truth Behind Ergogenic Aids People make outrageous claims regarding substances that can help enhance performance. The word ergogenic literally means “work producing,” and, unfortunately, there are always cockamamie advertisements selling...
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    Teens and Smoking
    "My Kid's Smoking? You've Got to Be Kidding!"
    "My Kid's Smoking? You've Got to Be Kidding!" Info Flash Ninety-one percent of six-year-olds know who Joe Camel is and what he sells, according to studies conducted by the FDA. Who isn't aware of the numerous health problems caused by smoking? ...
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    Drugs and Alcohol
    Teen Drug Abuse
    Teen Drug Abuse Illicit drug use is beginning to make a comeback among American young people, say researchers at the University of Michigan who have studied the topic. They note a sharp rise in marijuana use and significant increases in the numb...
  • Teens
    Alcohol Abuse
    Drug and Alcohol Quiz
    How can you tell if your teen is using drugs or alcohol? Take this quiz and find out! ...
  • Teens
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Teens and Drinking
    Teens and Drinking In a national survey conducted recently by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 50,000 student in grades 8, 10, and 12 were interviewed on their drinking habits. H...
  • Teens
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Teen
    Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Teen The Younger the Better While some parents take the attitude that there's nothing wrong with a little experimentation, many more would prefer that their children stay away from cigarettes, drugs, an...
  • Teens
    Teen Nutrition
    “I Want to Be a Vegetarian, Mom!”
    “I Want to Be a Vegetarian, Mom!” Vegetarianism is no longer a counterculture statement of shaggy hippies in Birkenstocks. It's a popular lifestyle choice for many people, including teens, who want to take control of their diets. Some see it...
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    Children's Nutritional Needs
    Nutrition for Children and Teenagers
    Nutrition for Children and Teenagers School-age children and teenagers are much more independent when it comes to making food choices. Children and young adults need a different type of guidance. No matter what their age, learning the importance ...
  • Teens
    Teen Nutrition
    Your Teen's Nutritional Needs
    Your Teen's Nutritional Needs The teen growth spurt is one of the most dramatic, rapid changes that the human body experiences; it's second only to the amazing growth that takes place during the first year of life. To support this major transiti...
  • Teens
    Sports
    When Your Teen Is a Sports Superstar
    When Your Teen Is a Sports Superstar Your teen is the best player on the team, so your problems are over? Not so fast, say the experts. While it's great to have a child who's terrific at anything, your super athlete needs guidance, too. First, ...
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    Sports
    Sports and Your Teen: Whose Game Is It, Anyway?
    Sports and Your Teen: Whose Game Is It, Anyway? Tuning In What if your kid doesn't like competitive sports? This is perfectly understandable, but it doesn't mean that she should be permanently benched or relegated to the life of a couch potato. ...