February 18, 2020

 As parents, sometimes we have to suppress the urge to jump in and problem-solve for our kids.  Here's a great piece about the importance of letting teens vent, meeting them with empathy and how to guage whether they actually want our help.

February 14, 2020

Parenting a middle schooler?  Wondering how to talk with them about moods, puberty, sexting, porn, vaping and more? Registration is now open for a small group continuity series for parents of middle schoolers.  We will be meeting on three Thursday mornings, 2/27, 3/19,...

January 16, 2020

Hey parents!  A new study from the University of Rochester showed that better enforcement of parent-set bedtimes for teens ages 14-17 are associated with longer sleep duration.  In other words, if your kid isn't getting enough sleep, it may be time to help them priorit...

January 13, 2020

I'm excited to team up again with Kirsten Jones for a revamped version of our seminar on Raising Athletes.  Many of you attended our past workshops on raising female athletes, and we had several requests for an encore performance for those who missed it, and a version...

June 23, 2019

A worthwhile read and great example of the stereotypical way that teens are depicted in the media. Today's teens are participating in high-risk behaviors at much lower rates than past generations and I appreciate the fact that the authors highlight which behaviors and...

April 23, 2019

 Can't wait for this event.  Hope you can join us!!  Click on the link above to register.

August 30, 2018

Sending a huge WOW and THANK YOU to everyone who already registered for this ADOLESSONS event.  I am hosting a screening of the documentary film Angst, about anxiety in our kids and teens, on September 21, 2018 at 10:00am at the Palisades Branch Library.  The event fil...

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...

How much sleep are your kids getting? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, teens need 8-10 hours/night. Younger kids need even more. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with learning, attention and behavioral problems, higher rate of injuries, and numer...

People are sometimes surprised to learn that I give seminars on puberty to parents of kids as young as 2nd and 3rd grade. Puberty is starting earlier, and it helps for both parents and kids to know what is coming their way. Here is some interesting information from Dr....

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