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5 Lessons About Parenting From the Movie Boyhood

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Take care of yourself as a parent. Your kids are watching you. They need to see that life is worth living as an adult. It's hard for kids to be happy when their parents are sad.

The Magic Formula for Dealing With Your Teens 'Pom-Poms, Tissues or Toolbox?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Sometimes we need to be cheered on. Other times we need tissues. And yet other moments call for something from our figurative toolbox. Right, parents? Let me help you in every possible way by letting you know that your teens too need these three magic responses from you.

A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations with your moms, is what they actually want for you.

Mother Hunger

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Losing my mother was one of the most gut-wrenching experiences of my life. Not a day passes that I don't think about my mother and what she would think of me.

If Teens Acted Like Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Maybe we can all learn something while having a few laughs. Let's imagine that our teen children were adults and they were doing to us what we do to them.

Teens and That Winter Jacket:The Dilemma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a ...

What is Going on With Our Teens? Teen Suicide & Violence

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am proposing that we are raising a generation of teens who feel lonely, disconnected and misunderstood.

Thigh Gaps and Fit Moms, 'What's Your Excuse?': Genetics

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Konstantinovsky

e're all different. Whether we want to admit that universal rule of nature or not. Genetics have this funny way of prevailing, despite our best efforts to override them.

An Open Letter to Parents About Teen Safety

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Dear Parents, Once again in light of the Nevada school shootings, http://http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57608450/2-dead-2-wounded-in-nevada-midd...

The Most Embarrassing Social Media Mistakes and Our Kids' Role Models

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This summer, I am delivering the same message to our teens that I am delivering to Anthony Weiner: Think before you act.

7 Tips and All You Really Need to Bring to BlogHer

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Suzanne Perryman

When I started blogging, it was passion that fueled me. It's that passion that becomes a bloggers purpose, and that's what I need to bring.

An Open Letter to Our Teen Daughters About Relationships

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Each failed relationship is an opportunity to learn about yourself as a woman and as a partner in a relationship.

Teaching Your Teen Daughters the Social Rules of Dating

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.30.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Dear Dr. G., I am a 17-year-old girl and I'm going into my Senior year of high school. I have a serious problem. At least it's a problem to me. Maybe...

8 Problems with Teens and Social Media

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am concerned that our teens are losing out on the ability to learn about and read social cues. They cannot learn to read non-verbal behavior properly if most of their interacting goes on in the virtual world.

Two Teen Trends: Are Our Teens Regressing?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have always thought that teen trends reflect their desire to look older and to try activities that may be more appropriate for a more mature individual. I guess I am wrong.

Amanda Bynes: A Teaching Moment for Our Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am very sad about what Amanda Bynes is going through. She may have mental health issues or substance abuse issues or both. She is not unlike many other celebrities who take an emotional tumble as they get into their twenties.

Pregnant Teen Boys? An Anti-Teen Pregnancy Campaign

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Barbara Greenberg

Sometimes we have to step out of the box to educate and warn our teens. Sometimes we even have to capture their interest for more than just a few moments to make some impact.

A New Way of Talking to Your Teens About Tragedy

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

How can we possibly reassure teens that they are safe and that these tragic events are low frequency events that are unlikely to happen yet again?

The 'Hip Dip' Is Not a New Dance

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Just when I thought that I had heard it all, I learned about yet another disturbing trend among our teen girls. Teen girls are now afraid of having a hip dip -- a slight curve on the outside of their upper thighs.

Disney's 'City Girl': A Video Game for Girls!

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Oh dear. Our young tween and teen girls are being targeted again. And this time, it's a relatively new video game called "Disney's City Girl"

Bullying vs. Teasing Among Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Is the difference that teasing can be concealed and described as harmless whereas bullying is clearly harmful?

What Your Teens Really Think About Your Parenting Skills

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's say you had a crystal ball and could go into the future and hear what your twenty-somethings have to say about your parenting during their teen years. Would you look into that crystal ball?

The Thigh Gap -- A Disturbing New Trend Among Teen Girls

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month. Many female teens set up impossible standards for themselves, which are incredibly hard to meet unless they are willing to put their health at risk by engaging in severely restrictive dieting.

Teens, College Students and Body Image

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Perhaps young women who have so much influence over each other can be persuaded to use it positively once they are made aware of the impact of their behavior, talk and presence.

The Marvelous Teens of Newtown High School

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I left the building remembering why I love teens and have chosen to work with them. They are intense. They are emotional. They are capable of great connection.