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.

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...

January 10, 2020

"We don't really have the luxury, in this current culture, of silence.  Because if we don't talk to our kids, the media is going to educate them for us and we are not going to love the result."  I'm so grateful for the work of author Peggy Orenstein because she gets th...

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...

November 4, 2019

Vaping is very much a part of teens' daily experience, even if they themselves are not taking part.  
Check out this new poll by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey to learn more about what teens are reporting, including how vaping relates to social media/ online...

August 25, 2019

This is a truly fantastic piece on sexting, from Girls Leadership. Parents often have a difficult time discussing this topic with their teens, or they assume they don't need to because their child would "know better". My work with teens has led me to better understand...

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.

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...

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. 

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