Anxious about your child’s first semester at college?

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Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn... Read more

My teen can be so irritable! Is that normal?

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"My teen can be so irritable! Is that normal?" This ranks high on the list of parental concerns I encounter as a child psychologist. In... Read more

What Inside Out can teach parents

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Warning: This review contains mild spoilers Inside Out, the masterful new Pixar movie, is aimed at kids – but has a lot to teach parents... Read more

Is it OK for my teen to listen to explicit rap music?

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Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn... Read more

Teens to their docs: Can we talk (confidentially)?

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As an adolescent medicine doctor, I sometimes find myself caught between a rock and a hard place: in between my teenage patients and their... Read more

Teaching safety from the car seat to driver seat

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Parents often wrestle with how to balance child safety and independence. On playgrounds, at schools, and in the office, they often ask me questions... Read more

What teens do and don’t know about health, safety

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Teenagers sure say “I know!” a lot. I know — not just because I’m an Adolescent Medicine doctor, but because I am a... Read more

HGH and teens: Why we should be concerned

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It was reported recently that a remarkable 11 percent of teens had used Human Growth Hormone, or what purported to be HGH, in the last year... Read more