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By Amy L. Sutton

ISBN-10: 0780811402

ISBN-13: 9780780811409

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You need to talk with them early and often about why it’s important for them to wait to have sex. But if you’re like most parents, you’re not sure how. Here are some tips. s Use teachable moments. Many everyday occurrences offer a natural way to ease into the conversation. Maybe it’s a scene from a movie or TV show. Perhaps a song lyric or news story. Use these, or anything else that seems appropriate, as conversation starters. And do it subtly. s Dole out bite-sized bits. $ONT TRY TO COVER THE WHOLE SUBJECT IN ONE SITTING )TS OVERWHELMING AND UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOUR CHILD and you.

And it has also been learned that teens are prone to certain types of flawed logic or to ignoring cues about how questions are framed in their decision making. Again, such observations suggest that one reason adolescents may have limited cognitive ability to simultaneously process information about antecedents and outcomes, hold it in working memory, and use it to make decisions is likely traceable, in part, to brain circuitry not fully developed and still under construction, particularly in the prefrontal cortex of the frontal lobes.

S )N  ABOUT  OF CHILDREN WERE REPORTED TO CURRENTLY HAVE ASTHMA AND ABOUT  OF CHILDREN HAD ONE OR MORE ASTHMA ATtacks in the previous year. The prevalence of asthma was particularly high among Black, non-Hispanic children and Puerto 2ICAN CHILDREN  IN EACH GROUP  Children with Special Health Care Needs s )N n AN ESTIMATED  OF CHILDREN AGES n HAD A special health care need, as measured by parents’ reports that THEIR CHILD HAD A HEALTH PROBLEM EXPECTED TO LAST AT LEAST  months and which required prescription medication, more services than most children, special therapies, or which limited his or her ability to do things most children can do.

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