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...

November 18, 2019

Please join me at Paul Revere for a screening of the documentary film LIKE, followed by a panel discussion.  This is a thought-provoking film and I'm looking forward to joining Lisa Solomon and Dr. Patricia Greenfield for a great community conversation about the impact...

October 23, 2019

 Beyond excited for this NEW seminar on Today's Teen Party Culture.  Have questions about the vaping epidemic, weed, alcohol, parties & sex, and your teen's legal risks and rights?  Please join us for this one-of-a-kind seminar on November 13th at the Brentwood Country...

Why quitting vaping may be more difficult than it seems...

August 20, 2019

Raising a middle schooler?  Here's a great piece on how to stay connected and keep them talking. Hint:  the answer is not to pepper them with questions about their day, as soon as they get home from school.

March 20, 2019

While very different from the extreme measures taken by the parents involved in the college admissions scandal, the grey areas of over-involved parenting are familiar to most of us. It's time for a grand wake-up call for this generation of parents. What if we just step...

March 13, 2019

Just encourage your kids to work hard and to be their authentic selves. They will survive, even if they don't get into a highly selective college. Really, they will. They may even thrive. 

December 14, 2018

Allowing (and expecting) teens to communicate and advocate from themselves in the healthcare setting is a great way to set them up for a healthy future. Talking with the doctor alone not only allows for better medical care, it also helps to foster independence.

August 31, 2018

Parents, this is a fantastic piece about a subject I repeatedly deal with in my ADOLESSONS work-- kids seeing porn before they have real world sexual context in which to process the images they are viewing. Some come across it unintentionally, while others are watching...

August 20, 2018

 "Risk more, think less, be yourself."  I just ordered a copy of The Confidence Code for Girls for my tween.  Looking forward to power-reading it and then passing it along to her.  Here is a piece written by the authors...

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