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What's Up With Young People and Virginity? Not What You Think

07.17.2014
Here's a shocker: Virginity is cooler than it used to be among teens and young adults. At least that's what entertainment giant MTV, creator...
Being a Girl... A Perspective

Being a Girl... A Perspective

07.16.2014
When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand...
15-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Heads To Prom In The Most Badass Ride

15-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Heads To Prom In The Most Badass Ride

Hadley Walsh  07.15.2014
Though 15-year-old Kieran Maxwell has battled cancer, on his prom night, that fact faded into the background as he pulled up to his prom...
Why Being Happy Is Harder Than You Think

Why Being Happy Is Harder Than You Think

07.15.2014
When asked where I see myself in ten years, I will say point blankly I don't know; but, what I do know is that I want to be happy. I think...
The Milestone I Wasn't Ready For

The Milestone I Wasn't Ready For

07.14.2014
Avery ate a Freeze Pop and watched a crew of teenage girls of all sizes race around a pool. I wish that I didn't, but I found myself thinking,...
Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

07.14.2014
I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child...
The Power Social Media Has Over Teen Lives

The Power Social Media Has Over Teen Lives

07.13.2014
When setting up for a live video stream of a rehearsal for Spencer Kane's summer tour in the studio at Remedy Live in Fort Wayne, Indiana,...
Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

07.10.2014
Writing about sex for the past 15 years has also given us plenty of time to think about how we'd like to raise our daughters, and how we...
The Heroin Antidote? How Naloxone Can Help and Hurt Addicts

The Heroin Antidote? How Naloxone Can Help and Hurt Addicts

07. 9.2014
Something that has come out of the increased awareness of heroin addiction is a newfound interest with the controversial drug naloxone...

Seeing Our Way to Foster Care Solutions

07. 9.2014
Day by day they are working to shed light on the issues and problems they see, and they are paving the way for families to heal and re-start...
10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

07. 7.2014
Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always...
My Letter to the Members of the Cape Henlopen School Board About Their Censorship of my Great Big Gay-YA Novel

My Letter to the Members of the Cape Henlopen School Board About Their Censorship of my Great Big Gay-YA Novel

07. 7.2014
I'm proud that The Miseducation of Cameron Post is now in the company of so, so many novels that have been banned and challenged and censored...
Why I'd Give Anything For My Grown-Up Kids To Be Babies Again

Why I'd Give Anything For My Grown-Up Kids To Be Babies Again

07. 7.2014
For the past few months, I have been going through this horrible, embarrassing midlife "thing" where I love babies. LOVE them. And because...

Helping Your Teen Daughters Love their Bodies

07. 2.2014
Hi Dr. Barbara, I'm 17 and having a self-image situation. I joined an all-girl yoga group a few weeks back and we just got our class...