Almost everyone has suffered from acne at one time or another in his or her life. It is primarily a disorder of the sebaceous gland (glands in the skin that secrete an oily substance) of the face, the neck and back. When the sebaceous glands become clogged with the oily substance they create, the accumulation results in pimples. There are several forms of acne, but the most common is acne vulgaris, found primarily in adolescents.
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As the parent of a teen, you may long for the days when you could hold your child on your lap and they were eager to talk, laugh, and play with you. Those days may be long gone, but you can still find ways to connect with your teen. Here are a few tips to make process easier.
Talk About Your Past Experiences
If your teen is having a problem, they may think they are the only one in the world who has ever had that... Read More
By Peter Sams
Many people worry about their weight, what they eat, and how they look. This is especially true for teenagers and young adults, who face extra pressure to fit in and look attractive at a time when their bodies are changing.
In the early stages, it can be challenging to tell the difference between... Read More
Young, wild, and free ... isn't that what it's supposed to feel like to be a teenager? While it's normal for teens to push and discover their limits, it's also dangerous. Due in large part to the fact that parenting decisions are only as sound as the information on which they're based, more parents are choosing to rely on tools and technology than gut instinct.
Here are three strategies for parents... Read More
It's summer, and the buck stops here for many teens. The break is the perfect opportunity for teens to get their feet wet in becoming gainfully employed. In addition to getting workplace experience, the income can also ease the burden on Mom and Dad's purse. Although summer jobs were a dime a dozen decades ago, it's not as easy for young adults to land a summer gig with job market being as saturated by unemployed adults. Positions such... Read More
When your teenager starts to get out of hand you have to ask yourself some hard questions. The first step is to honestly evaluate how you think you're doing when communicating with your teen. Do you feel you are sharing valuable information and time? Or do you feel there is a communication gap and he's hiding something?
Look for these warning signs:
Out of touch with reality
Sudden personality... Read More
It just goes to show -- teenage pregnancy pays off, at least if your name is Bristol Palin. The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is capitalizing on her experience as an unwed teen mom to the tune of $30,000. That's what she's commanding for a single speech in some venues, and believe it or not, people are paying. The 19-year-old has become a featured speaker with Single Source Speakers. They're billing... Read More
If Bristol Palin's parents were disappointed when she got knocked up at 17, they ain't seen nothing yet. After months of name-calling and finger-pointing, the 19-year-old and her baby daddy Levi Johnston have called a truce and decided to put everything behind them... and tie the knot. That's right. The teen mom, who recently did a guest stint on Secret Life of the American Teenager, is set to say "I do" to her mother's arch nemesis.... Read More
Spring is the time of year when high school juniors are learning about different colleges and high school seniors are receiving their acceptance letters. Yes, and a great many high school seniors will receive those other kinds of letters as well: You’ve been waitlisted, or even worse, the rejection letter. But sometimes a rejection letter means a college is... Read More