September 23, 2017

This article makes the very important point that we as parents, health professionals, educators, and researchers need to do a better job of asking teens the right questions, so that we can more effectively counsel them regarding sexual health: "sexuality doesn’t develo...

July 17, 2017

Popularity and the difference between likability and status.

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 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'...

June 6, 2017

Here's a "parenting in the digital age" conversation starter for you. Lot's to talk about re: responsible social media use.  

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...

A digital conversation starter for you and your teens: "How many Snapstreaks do you have?" Here's an article that describes the lengths that some teens (and even some adults) go to in an effort to keep their streaks alive.  

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. 

May 2, 2017

American sex ed has a long way to go. I like the way this topic is approached in the Netherlands, where children are taught about feelings, friendship, love, and respect starting at a very early age. Their questions are answered simply and honestly, in a developmentall...

April 17, 2017

Are you tempted to snoop? Read this piece by Lisa Damour, Ph.D. first.

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