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. 

February 1, 2018

 I am SO excited to be a part of this upcoming workshop series for tween girls.  Click on the pic for more details!

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!

February 26, 2017

Many friends have shared this great post. Does anyone else have an #xplan equivalent that you are willing to share? By the way, if you have younger kids without cell phones, come up with a secret code phrase that they can call you with from a land line if they are ever...

February 24, 2017

I had the opportunity to see Gail Dines speak last night. Parents, if you haven't already educated yourselves on the topic of raising kids in the world of digital pornography, buckle your seat belts and watch her TED talk. This discussion comes up in my parenting talks...

January 25, 2017

Are teens using hookup apps? How has dating changed in the digital world? Here are some statistics and food for thought.

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 18, 2016

Managing friendships and personalities is challenging, to say the least.  Here's a developmentally appropriate piece on the topic.

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