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Puberty vs. Menopause

Puberty vs. Menopause

07.22.2014
I'm the mom who's just a little bit scandalous. A marriage between Auntie Mame and Mae West. And, coming from my kids, that's not a compliment....
My 14-Year-Old Wants to Have Sex

My 14-Year-Old Wants to Have Sex

07.22.2014
Help her make a choice she can later be proud of: one that reflects her understanding that sex is something very special and worth waiting...
A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

07.21.2014
Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations...
The Words That Made This Teen Finally Embrace Her 'Crazy-Curly' Hair

The Words That Made This Teen Finally Embrace Her 'Crazy-Curly' Hair

Mandy Velez  07.18.2014
Avery felt like she didn't fit in at school, until her friend Emma told her something that changed everything. "The first time I saw...
The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

07.18.2014
I have a tween. A girl -- the most savage of all tweenkind. My goal is to survive. Not win, just survive.

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

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...