Category: TEENAGERS

  • Old-Fashioned Friendship

    The glare of two computer screens in a dark room assaulted my retina as soon as I walked into my daughter’s bedroom to say goodnight to her and her friend, who was spending the weekend with us. I immediately reminded them of the lateness of the hour and the No Electronics After 8 pm policy. “Let’s be…

  • Car Insurance and Teenage Drivers

    For a teenager, turning 16 is a happy event that means they can finally drive a car. The milestone is not as happy for their parents however, as they are faced with trying to find car insurance for their teenager that they will not have to spend their college funds to pay for. Finding reasonable…

  • Double Take–For Those Not College Bound

    In your graduation column, you gave general words of encouragement to high school grads and Miranda addressed those going to college. But not everyone goes to college and of the ones who do, not everyone finishes. I was wondering if you could write a column for those kids. Dr. Wes: Indeed we can. Let’s start with…

  • Double Take: Mom Finds Birth Control Pamphlets

    I picked up some birth control brochures from my doctor the other day because I’m thinking of switching to a different one that you don’t have to take a pill every day. The thing is my mom doesn’t know I’m even on birth control and I’m pretty sure she found those papers. She hasn’t said…

  • Holiday Driving and Your Teen: Tips to Keep Them Safe

    When you were a teenager, you thought that you were a great driver; you know better today. Unfortunately, your teenagers think as you did back then. Now that the holidays are in full swing, it’s the season to share your experience of a lifetime behind the wheel. Preaching and scare tactics don’t work, so how can a…