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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...
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,...