March 24, 2020

Lately, I have found myself worrying about teens who are frequent Juulers (vapers/ e-cigarette users) and whether this habit would lead to adverse outcomes if they were to be infected with COVID-19. The answer is that we just don't know. Other than the epidemic of vapi...

March 22, 2020

This is an important read from Forbes about the lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare workers. This is not sensationalism. I am hearing from my husband and from my physician colleagues out there fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in our local hospitals...

March 20, 2020

Best title ever. Great advice fromLisa Damour, Ph.D. on parenting your "Quaranteenagers" during this abrupt and challenging transition.

February 18, 2020

Join me for this unique workshop just for dads of daughters.  Click on the image to link to Eventbrite for more info and to register.

February 18, 2020

 As parents, sometimes we have to suppress the urge to jump in and problem-solve for our kids.  Here's a great piece about the importance of letting teens vent, meeting them with empathy and how to guage whether they actually want our help.

February 14, 2020

Parenting a middle schooler?  Wondering how to talk with them about moods, puberty, sexting, porn, vaping and more? Registration is now open for a small group continuity series for parents of middle schoolers.  We will be meeting on three Thursday mornings, 2/27, 3/19,...

February 13, 2020

A new case against Juul Labs was brought by the state of Massachusetts yesterday, further elucidating Juul's predatory behavior in its early days, with ads targeting youth on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Seventeen and educational sites for middle and high schoolers.

January 31, 2020

I have been hearing from teens about Puffs (one of the brands of disposable e-cigarettes discussed in this article) for several months now, long before a flavor ban. Teens like the flavors and they like the price-- much more affordable than Juuls, Suorins and other pop...

January 29, 2020

Got middle schoolers? Whether you are raising the life of the party or a wallflower, this is a fantastic piece about the power of friendship and the influence of peers. A worthwhile read! 

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...

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