Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute

No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance into the broader society. But, as schooling increasingly extends the adolescent period and teenagers get dismissed as supposedly selfish and irresponsible, has society forgotten an important developmental need of our youth? As a…

CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 — From 2017 to 2018, there was an increase in any tobacco use, especially electronic cigarette use, for high school and middle school students, according to research published online Feb. 11 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Andrea…

Walgreens worst violator in tobacco sales to minors, FDA says

(HealthDay)—Walgreens’ high rate of violations for selling tobacco products to minors has led U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., to ask for a meeting with the company to discuss the issue. In a statement Thursday, Gottlieb said that he is “deeply disturbed that a single pharmacy chain…

How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

Divorce is tough for everyone, whatever the circumstances. You might have grown up dreaming of growing old with your soul mate or living your best life as a single person. But nobody dreams of the day they’ll walk into a courtroom ready to argue about custody and child support with…