Teen dating violence is no small problem and, sadly, is much more common than many parents believe. It’s estimated 1 in 3 girls in this country is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Nearly 1.5 million high-school students nationwide experience physical abuse […]
Safeguarding your child’s health is one of your most important duties as a parent. From the minute she enters this world, there are immunizations to track, well visits to schedule, milestones to monitor and illnesses to pamper. But as she grows up and enters adolescence, the way you and your child manage her health will […]
From reckless driving to binge drinking, teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior. That’s because the frontal lobe of their brains, which controls impulses, reasoning and decision-making, is not fully developed until the mid-20s. During the teen years, the brain is much more powerful than in adulthood because it has many more synapses […]
Known commonly as LARCs, long acting reversible contraceptive devices can provide greater than 99 percent effective birth control for up to 10 years. Dr. Jessica Castonguay, an adolescent medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the different options in a recent video and encourages female teens to work with their healthcare provider to determine what’s right for them.