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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...

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...

October 30, 2017

Let's change the script for boys-- they deserve meaningful conversations about sex.  "Teenage boys are inherently capable of having rich and mutually fulfilling relationships. They want to know about love, they want to know how to show love, and how to be loved in heal...

July 12, 2017

These are great tips for parenting boys as they enter adolescence.  Especially Tip #4.  I'm here to say that Tip #4 is critical!

June 13, 2016

Interesting presentations on Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphia and Self-Image by UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital this morning. I learned a new term, "BIGOREXIA", which turns out to be slang for a disorder I was familiar with-- Muscle Dysmorphia, a subtype of Bod...

March 6, 2016

I talk about all of this, and so much more, in my "Puberty Prep" seminars! Contact me if you are interested in hosting a talk for a group of parents.

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