December 7, 2019

This is a terrific piece, penned by my friend and colleague, Cara Natterson, MD about the importance of talking with boys about body image.  Parents are often quick to point out to their daughters the unrealistic beauty ideals that affect girls and women, but boys are...

With the New Year come resolutions, sometimes involving diets and weight loss. If you are parenting a teen or a tween, be mindful of the messages you are sending your kids-- this piece by Lisa Damour, Ph.D. will help.

February 1, 2018

 I am SO excited to be a part of this upcoming workshop series for tween girls.  Click on the pic for more details!

November 12, 2017

Parents! This video is a great conversation starter about selfies, body image and BEAUTY APPS, which "make us question our worth, and sell us a filter to fix it." Watch with your teens and get their opinions.

October 21, 2017

The theme of my week, in both my professional and parenting world, has been the objectification of women. So it's no surprise that my friends keep talking about this billboard in LA. Not sure what to say to your kids? How about "where's her head?" "Why do you think the...

June 24, 2017

According to National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of becoming fat. This is no surprise given the media images that surround kids, as well as the messages that they get in real life. But how do you respond when your child says "I'...

Our kids are bombarded by messages suggesting that appearances are everything. How we talk to them, and how they hear us talk about ourselves, really makes a difference. Thanks Child Mind Institute for these great reminders. 

November 4, 2016

Such a great piece. We call them elbows and noses and knees. What's so different about those other parts??  
"I want children to understand that they can ask questions about those body parts and get them answered; that we’ll treat those conversations in a medical...

October 14, 2016

Nutrition talking points from Lisa Damour, Ph.D., just in time for Halloween!

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.

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