Nearly six years ago, Yeardley Love’s family received an unforgettable phone call. The 22-year-old college student and lacrosse player had been murdered by her ex-boyfriend and fellow lacrosse player, George Huguely, three weeks before their graduation from the University of Virginia. Two families were destroyed. Before Yeardley’s murder, the solution seemed simple: Yeardley … [Read more...] about Together We Can Stop Teen Dating Abuse
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Here's a fun dinner table theme to tender as you and your loved ones gather for the holidays: the risks of teenagers having sex. Imagine it: “Aunt Mabel, did you know that 47% of high schools students have had sex, but only 22% have ever been tested for HIV?” Parenting teenagers can, at times, feel like a hamster running on a wheel. We move as frantically as we can to stay … [Read more...] about Great Holiday Topic: Teens, Pregnancy and STIs
What is #SportBits? #SportBits is a weekly sports wrap up, plus a quick look at what’s coming up over the weekend. Do you have a date Saturday night? Or a dinner party perhaps? Spend a little time educating yourself on the current sports news, and you’ll be surprised at how fun it is to start up a conversation, wherever you may be. It's my hope that you'll be able to talk some … [Read more...] about #SportBits… Sports News, Scandals and Highlights
The following is a guest post by Nicole Freedman, MSN, RN, CPNP, and nurse practitioner in the Division of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As a pediatric nurse practitioner in the urology clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, one of the more common non-surgical issues I see is bedwetting. This is a very frustrating issue for many children and … [Read more...] about How To Help Your Child Stop Wetting The Bed
After all of these years of being a mother, I still forget how literally my children can take the things I say. Last night, the plan was that I would come home from work, throw together a quick dinner and then we would all head to the pool for an evening swim. What that meant for me was that in the span of an hour, between getting home from work and leaving for the pool, … [Read more...] about To Clear Up The Confusion – I Am NOT An Octopus!