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How My Son Told Me He Was Gay

How My Son Told Me He Was Gay

03.24.2014
A conversation with your gay teen does not end after an acceptance of their sexual choices. They, too, need help getting out of complicated...
Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

03.24.2014
Social media teaches us that there is no buffer between what people do in their daily lives and what is put online. However, parents must...
How To Really Know If You're Ready To Wear Makeup

How To Really Know If You're Ready To Wear Makeup

03.22.2014
Even as I played dress up with my friends, I couldn't picture them using real makeup of their own until they were actually moms themselves....
Why I Told My Kids About My Wild Teen Years

Why I Told My Kids About My Wild Teen Years

03.22.2014
My high school years were a pot smoke-filled haze of bad decisions. For a variety of reasons, including a cross-country move at the age...
Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

03.21.2014
My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd...
WATCH: Teen Fights School Board On High School Start Time

WATCH: Teen Fights School Board On High School Start Time

03.19.2014
When Jilly Dos Santos found out that her high school was considering changing its start time to 7:20 a.m., she decided to take action....
7 Messages to Counteract the Photoshop Effect

7 Messages to Counteract the Photoshop Effect

03.18.2014
Today, altered images of girls and women (presumably men, too) depicting bodies shapes that are unattainable and unhealthy are used to...

Shatter Me, Ignite Me, Read Me!

03.18.2014
Recently, my children found their spark in the wildly popular Dystopian fiction novels -- Hunger Games, Divergent, Shatter Me, to name...
Braving the Sex Talk(s)

Braving the Sex Talk(s)

03.17.2014
Kids don't lose their innocence when they learn about sex; they lose their innocence when their first understanding of sex comes from pornography,...
6 Ways To Decrease SAT Test Stress

6 Ways To Decrease SAT Test Stress

03.17.2014
Put the day and test into perspective. This test will NOT determine the rest of your life.

Struck By Hindsight

03.17.2014
Hindsight can, and usually does, help one gain a whole new perspective. I'm presently feeling somewhat anxious and overwhelmed by some...
6 Things You Can Teach Your Daughter About Her Body

6 Things You Can Teach Your Daughter About Her Body

03.17.2014
Little girls don't stay little forever. And as your daughter develops into a young woman, you'll need to have the "talk" with her about...

Who Needs Therapy When You Have Pets

03.16.2014
By Cindy Tansin People thought I was crazy when I expanded my family to two dogs and three cats in addition to my two teenagers. The...

The Crisis Crisis

03.14.2014
"Dr. Duffy, please call me back right away. We're really in crisis here." There was nothing unusual about this phone call. After all,...