parenting teens

Take Up More Space — for your daughter’s sake

Our vagina does not make us less worthy of occupying space in this world.

Vaping 101

Why, oh why, does there always have to be something new to worry about?!? What the hell is vaping and why does it seem everyone is doing it? It all started with the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2007. Now, there are several different types of vaping devices, including MODS or advanced personal vaporizers and vape pens. […]

My #1 Rule for Kids Navigating Social Media

Also read: The Latest Drug Parents Need to Know About We got a phone for my middle child this year and teaching him to navigate the waters of social media isn’t easy although it seems a little easier with a boy than a girl. In some ways, it’s not that different from when we were […]

The 10 Health Facts High School Seniors Need to Know

Think of it as pre-college boot camp.

Should You Tell Your Kids to Drink Responsibly?

Prom season used to make me think limos and dresses and fun. Now, it makes me think kids and booze and sex. It isn’t my age doing this to me, it is the age of my oldest daughters. They are 15 and 16. Year by year, I am losing my let-the-kids-be rock anthem-type attitude. It is alright for other people’s […]

Helping Your Child Lose Weight

Our parenting instinct is to feed our children. Trying to help your child lose weight is really, really hard. There is no easy answer, but there are some helpful suggestions. Some of them are obvious, but I think they are worth listing. Weight issues are about so much more than food and exercise. 1. Always […]

Training Bras: Who the Hell Came Up with that Name?

I’ve been thinking about bras a lot lately. One, because I can’t remember the last time I went underwear shopping, but that’s a different article. Two, because I have 3 teen girls. Bras have come a long way, and there should be something for everyone. Still though, I’m having a hard time finding items for this […]

Communication Anxiety

Welcome to the new social reality of cyber-friends, fake-likes and the growing problem of communication anxiety. by Kathryn Lancioni When I was a kid, I didn’t have a cell phone. There was no such thing as Snap or Instagram.  And, we certainly didn’t have YouTube (although I was lucky enough to witness the debut of MTV.) If […]

Teen Depression Might Not Look Like You’d Expect

By Shannon Albarelli, Psy.D. The dreaded teen years can be a trying and tumultuous time for both the adolescent and the adults in their lives. When a parent watches their once happy-go-lucky child transform into a moody teen, it can be a upsetting and often bewildering. Although adults expect teens to act moody, sometimes the […]

Tracking Your Teen: The Dark Side.

When I got my first beeper, I probably should have felt empowered. After all, it meant I would be first line in case of an emergency. That made me important, right? Instead, it made me feel like a dog on a leash. I valued it when I was at the hospital or on call, but […]


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