October 5, 2016

I love talking about the teenage brain in my seminars and parenting groups. The eye-rolling, moodiness and risk-taking may drive parents mad, but there is some real physiology to explain those behaviors. Thanks Grown and Flown for this interview with Frances Jensen, MD...

August 27, 2016

Parents of girls: Here is a helpful article, with lots of words of wisdom, from Rachel Simmons re: relational aggression. Some behaviors can really bring out the Mama/Papa Bear in us, but I love the message that "difficult moments are learning opportunities... they tea...

August 1, 2016

"Do as I say, not as I do" does not apply here. Texting and Driving and the importance of modeling responsible behavior.

July 21, 2016

What is the big rush? Parents of the younger set, please read this piece by Brian X. Chen via The New York Times before giving your kids unrestricted access to the internet. There are great "dumb phones" and devices on the market that allow texting, GPS location and ph...

June 5, 2016

Parents, teachers, coaches and kids: this is a worthwhile read. D-1 NCAA coach Becky Carlson, has lots of meaningful messages about helicopter parenting, sportsmanship and teamwork that apply to life on and off the field.

April 3, 2016

I have to vote NO on "wrinkle" or "wiggle" and YES on anatomically correct names.

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