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Mortified Nation

I found Mortified Nation on Netflix.  The documentary shows adults reading journals or diaries they wrote as teenagers.

I was constantly laughing during the show.  I wasn’t laughing at the person, instead I was laughing at how they believed the world to be as teenagers and at how I also had many of those same ideas.   63 more words

Adolescents: Health Risks and Solutions

Around 1 in 6 persons in the world is an adolescent: that is 1.2 billion people aged 10 to 19. Most are healthy, but there is still significant death, illness and diseases among adolescents. 1,521 more words



From experience, it is known that the stage of adolescence is one that is difficult in finding one’s identity. It is even more difficult, however, in today’s society. 425 more words


"She Made Me Mad": Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

I found myself this past week challenging many of the adolescents that I work with on the idea of “Someone making them XYZ.”  This idea that someone can make you made, frustrated, sad, or happy can sometimes be challenging to understand, however the conversation and dialogues were very interesting. 148 more words

Social Work

Rainbow Valley #20BooksofSummer #YAlit #AnneofGreenGables

Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery

(Book #7) of the Anne of Green Gables Series

Be sure to read my reviews for the previous six books. Links to reviews are all at the bottom of this page in my #20BooksofSummer challenge list! 1,319 more words

Book Reviews

She’s resilient: 11-year-old faces Ewing sarcoma


Maddie Shaw is covered with a plush purple blanket. She grasps an iPad Mini, on which she quietly battles digital zombies, while the last of her chemotherapy flows into her arm. 477 more words


A 50-year anniversary: Meet one of Upstate’s oldest living pediatric brain tumor survivors


Some of the details are fuzzy, but 50 years after her treatment for a brain tumor at Upstate University Hospital, Michelle “Shelly” Kikta-Kiner, 62, still considers her survival a miracle. 461 more words