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Raising Boys Without Men

When Role Models Fall: Talking to Boys About Heroes Gone Bad

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While it's easy for parents to get angry at men like Lance Armstrong for letting kids down, situations like his present a great opportunity to talk to kids about dealing with disappointment. And about what it means to admire someone for a particular talent or skill versus what it means to consider a person a role model.

The Kids Are All Right: Gay Parents Raising Children

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

These days, gay parents are no novelty: We see them strolling through our neighborhoods and appearing on our TV screen. But still many are left wondering: How will these children of gay parents fare?

Do Painted Toes Make the Man?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Full disclosure. I know Jenna. I know Beckett. And my husband runs J. Crew. Just for the sake of discussion, let's restage the photo shoot.

Mommy Confusion

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Why is being a mother so hard? And why do we all harbor such emotionally corrosive fears that we aren't doing it right?