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February 3, 2018

"She puts so much pressure on herself." Read this thoughtful piece by Rachel Simmons -- there are healthier messages we can be sharing with our teens. "...the very phrasing of the statement — “on herself” — lays blame for distress at the feet of our teens, rather than...

December 22, 2017

I just read this important piece by Rachel Simmons about the childhood roots of sexual harassment. Can we agree to stop using phrases like "boys will be boys" and "he was just flirting with you" as excuses for poor behavior on the school yard? Let's help young girls sp...

September 20, 2016

It's not just celebrities and supermodels that are digitally altered. Now our kids are studying their friends' altered images on social media. Read on, for some thoughts on why this is a big deal, and what parents can do about it.

May 14, 2016

In recent years, I noticed a new trend in my clinical practice. During pap smears and pelvic exams, older teens and young women increasingly started to ask me about the appearance of their labia-- whether they appeared normal. I absolutely agree with Rachel Simmons tha...

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