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...

August 20, 2019

Raising a middle schooler?  Here's a great piece on how to stay connected and keep them talking. Hint:  the answer is not to pepper them with questions about their day, as soon as they get home from school.

June 23, 2019

A worthwhile read and great example of the stereotypical way that teens are depicted in the media. Today's teens are participating in high-risk behaviors at much lower rates than past generations and I appreciate the fact that the authors highlight which behaviors and...

 Last week, I gave a presentation with peak performance coach Kirsten Jones about parenting athletes.  Asia Mape, of Ilovetowatchyouplay.com, wrote and article about our talk and it was picked up by USA Today High School Sports.  See her review of some of the points we...

April 23, 2019

 Can't wait for this event.  Hope you can join us!!  Click on the link above to register.

March 20, 2019

While very different from the extreme measures taken by the parents involved in the college admissions scandal, the grey areas of over-involved parenting are familiar to most of us. It's time for a grand wake-up call for this generation of parents. What if we just step...

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