While many parents hope their teenagers abstain from sex, the fact is that the United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world, according to TeensHealth. Many birth control methods are available to both adolescent girls and boys without parental consent, though openly discussing such issues with your children is usually more helpful than … [Read more...] about Birth Control Options for Adolescents & Availability
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The rhythm method is a popular birth control method that has been in practice for about as long as humans have been recording these practices. It is a natural method, requiring no drugs or devices to prevent pregnancy. For this reason, many with personal, medical or religious aversions to birth control use the rhythm method.MethodThe rhythm involves getting familiar with your … [Read more...] about Reliability of the Rhythm Method of Birth Control
Doctors often recommend birth control options like the pill as a way to lower your chances of getting pregnant when you want to have sex without having a baby, but there are women every year who get pregnant while using birth control. If you are considering your birth control choices, you may want to know the probability of getting pregnant while using contraception.Time … [Read more...] about What is the Probability of Pregnancy When You Are on Birth Control?
College is the best four years of your life (at least, theoretically). It’s about freedom, independence, and eating cold pizza for breakfast just because you can. It’s our first foray into the “real world,” which is pretty exciting, but for parents, I suppose it can be a little frightening to watch the nest empty out. Hi. My name is April and this fall, I’ll be a college … [Read more...] about Ground Rules for Parental College Visits
For most of us, summer is a bit different than the school year. It’s summer camp instead of school and that rhythm is very different than that of school days. Whether you’re a working mom or a mom who stays home (or maybe you work from home), getting back into the groove when school starts can be tough. Want some ideas on getting that morning routine reset as kids head … [Read more...] about Tips to Get Your Morning Routine Back on Track for Back to School