November 12, 2016

Freshman orientation is not when we should be teaching consent for the first time. Consent can be taught from a very early age-- before it even has anything to do with sex.  It's never too early to start teaching empathy, respect and responsibility for actions. Check o...

October 21, 2016

Child pornography laws were designed to protect minors, but until the courts and legal system figure this out, we REALLY need to talk to our kids about sexting and the ramifications of sending and/or being in possession of these photos.

September 26, 2016

Here's how one school handled students who were dangerously drunk at a high-school football game. CDM High School made an unpopular decision to impose a natural consequence-- parents take note. Binge drinking is a concern at any age, but aside from the obvious physical...

August 31, 2016

If you haven't already read Peggy Orenstein's book Girls and Sex (you should), check out her fantastic interview in Goop and change the way you talk to your kids about sex.

August 30, 2016

While I spend considerable time on social media, my 13-year-old has zero interest. The irony is not lost on him. Apparently, he has good company out there. Somewhere...

August 24, 2016

For those of you with kids going off to college. Some great advice here from Lisa Endlich Heffernan and Jennifer Breheny Wallace, like "keeping the lines of communication open about difficult-to-discuss topics is a parent’s most important role during the college years....

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 25, 2016

Ask your kids to define popularity. And then dig into the discussion. This piece will help...

July 7, 2016

Here's a statistic that makes me want to "swipe left": "about 7 percent of Tinder's users are age 13 to 17." An extra layer to conversations with teens about dating.

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