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...

September 19, 2017

Have you talked to your teen about safe piercings/ tattoos? The American Academy of Pediatrics just came out with guidelines for clinicians and young people, including advice that adolescents and young adults should "carefully assess the hygiene practices of the establ...

February 28, 2017

Monitoring and restriction are not a substitute for education and conversations. (Lots and lots of conversations.) "If we want to help protect teens from online risks, we have to stop assuming that they are the perpetrators and treat them like partners." 

June 23, 2016

Interesting commentary on sexual attitudes-- this piece describes the intersection of alcohol and hookup culture. Liquid courage for sex. Let's talk with the teens and young adults in our lives about this.

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