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Entries by Dr. Peggy Drexler from 05/2012

The Importance of Strong Role Models in Raising Sons and How to Find Them

| Posted 05.04.2012 | Parents

The fact is that no parent -- be it mom or dad -- should/can be all things at all times to his or her child.

Hey, Moms Are People Too!

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents

As mothers we're responsible for scheduling appointments, social events, and homework. What's more, we're supposed to love every second of this. I'm going to tell you a little secret: It's okay not to.

Female Role Models: The Absent Conversation

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Women

The great post-feminist irony is that in an age of hard-won female opportunity, media is channeling that opportunity to a place of hyper-sexualized stupidity. It's not who you are -- it's how hot you are.

Obama and the Bully: The Cornering of Mitt Romney

| Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

To a generation of current and future voters, Barack Obama has deftly offered a choice: a respectful and inclusive voice of the future; versus a schoolyard tormenter aligned with the intolerant voices of the past. Not bad for a community organizer.

Fathers and Daughters -- and Moms: Is There Room for Everyone?

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Women

Can a mom truly encourage a daughter to be close to her father without comparing her daughter's experience to her own?

The Kids Are All Right: Gay Parents Raising Children

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Parents

These days, gay parents are no novelty: We see them strolling through our neighborhoods and appearing on our TV screen. But still many are left wondering: How will these children of gay parents fare?

The New Family Network: More Than Ever, It Takes a Village

| Posted 05.30.2012 | Parents

Melanie's husband died suddenly at 35, leaving her to care for their three sons, ages 8, 4, and 10 months. She had no family nearby. Turns out, she had something just as valuable: A network of friends.