January 16, 2020

Hey parents!  A new study from the University of Rochester showed that better enforcement of parent-set bedtimes for teens ages 14-17 are associated with longer sleep duration.  In other words, if your kid isn't getting enough sleep, it may be time to help them priorit...

January 13, 2020

I'm excited to team up again with Kirsten Jones for a revamped version of our seminar on Raising Athletes.  Many of you attended our past workshops on raising female athletes, and we had several requests for an encore performance for those who missed it, and a version...

January 10, 2020

"We don't really have the luxury, in this current culture, of silence.  Because if we don't talk to our kids, the media is going to educate them for us and we are not going to love the result."  I'm so grateful for the work of author Peggy Orenstein because she gets th...

December 7, 2019

This is a terrific piece, penned by my friend and colleague, Cara Natterson, MD about the importance of talking with boys about body image.  Parents are often quick to point out to their daughters the unrealistic beauty ideals that affect girls and women, but boys are...

November 18, 2019

Please join me at Paul Revere for a screening of the documentary film LIKE, followed by a panel discussion.  This is a thought-provoking film and I'm looking forward to joining Lisa Solomon and Dr. Patricia Greenfield for a great community conversation about the impact...

November 4, 2019

Vaping is very much a part of teens' daily experience, even if they themselves are not taking part.  
Check out this new poll by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey to learn more about what teens are reporting, including how vaping relates to social media/ online...

October 23, 2019

 Beyond excited for this NEW seminar on Today's Teen Party Culture.  Have questions about the vaping epidemic, weed, alcohol, parties & sex, and your teen's legal risks and rights?  Please join us for this one-of-a-kind seminar on November 13th at the Brentwood Country...

Why quitting vaping may be more difficult than it seems...

September 7, 2019

The CDC is currently investigating an epidemic of over 450 cases of vaping-related severe lung illnesses in teens and young adults which have caused 5 deaths in the past few days and numerous hospitalizations, including ICU stays and sometimes intubation.  The exact ca...

August 25, 2019

This is a truly fantastic piece on sexting, from Girls Leadership. Parents often have a difficult time discussing this topic with their teens, or they assume they don't need to because their child would "know better". My work with teens has led me to better understand...

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