Wondering how to talk with kids about bodies and sex? Listen in to this conversation from the Parenting Portal podcast. Joanna Port is the Director of Crestwood Hills Preschool in Los Angeles, and invited me to be a guest on her podcast. We had a great discussion about tackling tricky topics with kids, from preschoolers to teenagers. Hope you enjoy!
Ever wonder if Instagram affects teens' mental health or body image? Read on to see Facebook's own internal research. This is a great conversation starter with teens, who are the true experts and likely will have a lot to say when adults approach the subject from a place of curiosity, rather than fear. You might start with a question like "Of all the social media platforms you use, which one do you think might be the most likely to impact someone's body image?" If they have a
Within this story of a mother's college goodbye, lies a description of my new favorite term for what should be an important goal of parenting: "compassionate detachment. Not detachment from our children but from the outcome of who they are becoming." What could be more key in raising independent adults who are secure in their choices, because they are fully their own.