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Teen Safety

Teen Driving and the Holidays: A Parent's Guide

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

You may be hearing, "Mom, where are the car keys?" a lot, particularly around the holidays, as teens and young adults make plans to meet up with friends and go to parties. As a parent and a pediatrician, I feel conflicted when asked for the car keys.

Why No Internet Safety Course for Kids and Parents?

Tony Loftis | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

At least teenagers must take driver's education before they can drive on their own. There are no age or training requirements when it comes to surfing the Internet.

When Missing Teens Return, the Challenge of Reintegration Remains

Tony Loftis | Posted 08.06.2013 | Crime
Tony Loftis

Children and families in the days and weeks after recovery face a new and unique challenge.If the process is hard for families, what about the missing? What will they have to do to reintegrate into their new/old lives?

Helping Your Teen Make Safe, Smart Decisions on Prom Night

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

For parents, the primary prom-related concerns aren't financial. Our biggest prom worries are the risky behaviors associated with proms, most specifically driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and unsafe sex.