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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

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...
Step Back and Watch Your Child Build His Own Self-Esteem

Step Back and Watch Your Child Build His Own Self-Esteem

07. 1.2014
When we tell them they're the best at everything or the smartest of all, it creates a problem when they figure out they aren't. Let's not...
WATCH: This Is How Teens React To Jonah Hill's Homophobic Slur

WATCH: This Is How Teens React To Jonah Hill's Homophobic Slur

Avery Stone  06.30.2014
When someone uses an anti-gay slur, does it mean they're homophobic? In this video from The Fine Brothers, a group of teens weighed in...

Here's What the Media Is Doing to Teenagers Today

06.30.2014
Teenagers are often singled out in the media to further create this dramatic, sensationalized stereotype that just, frankly, is not accurate....
3 Reasons to Talk to Your Kids About 'Pleasure'

3 Reasons to Talk to Your Kids About 'Pleasure'

06.27.2014
While you squirm in your seat about how and when you're going to approach this topic as a family, here are three reasons to start talking...
A Letter to All the People Parenting Right Now

A Letter to All the People Parenting Right Now

06.27.2014
On this massive journey, guaranteed to be full of ups and downs and twists and turns, you deserve to enjoy the ride. They want and need...
When Social Media Makes Something Go Viral In Real Life

When Social Media Makes Something Go Viral In Real Life

06.26.2014
One of the greatest challenges is helping your teens gain, and maintain, perspective. We all remember the intensity of feeling as a teen,...
The Moments That Make Me Want to Hit 'Pause'

The Moments That Make Me Want to Hit 'Pause'

06.26.2014
I've accepted all of the milestones and markers that "growing up" bring. I've photographed them, saved them in plastic tubs, rejoiced over...
6 Reasons to Nix Hosting a Sleepover Party

6 Reasons to Nix Hosting a Sleepover Party

06.26.2014
Within minutes of arriving, the girls will start negotiating about who they are going to sleep next to that night. Some girls will be thrilled...
How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

06.26.2014
The first of the month means bills, bill, bills. But for the majority of young adults those words don't resonate beyond catchy lyrics to...

A Home Run in the Midst of the World Cup!

06.26.2014
We are in the midst of World Cup soccer play, but this week has been a HOME-RUN for those of us in the early-learning literacy arena. On...

Companies Must Be Held Accountable for E-Cigarette Marketing That Reaches Kids and Teens

06.25.2014
Many of the practices e-cigarette companies are using to pitch their products are prohibited for cigarette marketing under measures like...