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8 Questions Parents of Teens Google Most

Fortunately, parents have the ability to easily find answers to their questions which will hopefully make parenting a teenager a little less daunting. As a former counselor for adolescents, I can answer some common questions asked by parents of teens and also provide links to articles for more information. Here are the top eight questions most Googled by parents of teenagers.

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Are Medical Scans Safe for Your Children?

As a pediatric radiologist, I use imaging scans to get answers quickly, which can make all the difference in the middle of a life-threatening emergency. But I recognize that the benefits of these tests, some of which use radiation, must be balanced with potential risks for children.

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Celebrate International Women's Day With Your Children

On March 8, 2019, countries worldwide will celebrate International Women's Day (IWD). Every year since 1909, people use this day to revere the diverse accomplishments of women everywhere. Here are some ways to celebrate International Women's Day with your children:

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District Irish Dance Academy

I recently spoke to Joe Duffey of District Irish Dance Academy about Washington D.C.'s first resident Irish dance school and the positive effects Irish dancing is having on the community.

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How Parents Can Improve the Youth-Sports Culture

For many kids, organized sports aren't much fun anymore. Overbearing parents, over-the-top coaches and overzealous competition are frequent images associated with youth-athletic leagues today. Though playing ball often used to embody the enjoyment of being a kid, the experience for many youngsters is too serious and stressful - and ultimately not worth it.

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How to Prepare for Day Camp Adventures

Summer day camp is a place where children can stretch their minds, exercise their bodies, develop new interests and forge lasting friendships. Day camp programs vary from one setting to the next. So how can you help make the most of your child's day camp experience?

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How to Raise Your Kid to be an Adult

What starts off as caring for our infants by anticipating and meeting their needs becomes disabling and discouraging when we continue doing things for children who are (or could be) perfectly capable of handling them on their own. While we can get away with over-parenting when our kids live with us, it gets in the way of their ability to succeed once they have left the nest.

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Little Free Libraries Help Us Read Across America

Why not encourage your children to visit a Little Free Library (LFL) in your neighborhood as a simple way of celebrating Read Across America Day on March 2? Or better yet, we hope you may be inspired to establish a brand new LFL in a deserving neighborhood that does not already have one.

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