July 4th: Independence and Your Teen

July 4th: Independence and Your Teen

Let me begin by wishing you a Happy July 4th, the day of the official signing of the Declaration of Independence when we went from a colony to a country. Millions of Americans have died since 1776 to allow all of us to keep our freedoms and liberties, the greatest...
The Holidays and Teen Depression

The Holidays and Teen Depression

Thanksgiving through Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Lots of family, friends, new gifts and toys and winter break at school. So why is this time of the year the worst time for teens with more suicides than any other time? Even at the adult...
Independence Day and Your Teen

Independence Day and Your Teen

Take a moment to step back and think: What were you doing on July 4th, 2020?In our family, I recall we were dealing with a lot of uncertainty.Our twins were living in separate states halfway across the country, the future of our economy was up in the air, and every...
Father’s Day and Your Teen

Father’s Day and Your Teen

This Sunday is Father’s Day. Let me begin by wishing all the dads a terrific day and hope you spend time with your family and friends. This Father’s Day weekend, I urge you to take the time to check in with your teens. Doctors at John Muir Medical Center in...