I'm very proud to announce that Guy Stuff has taken home Gold in the Health Issues category at this year's Moonbeam Spirit Awards.
MOONBEAM SPIRIT AWARDS
I Practice What I Preach. Which Often Doesn’t Thrill My Kids.
So this month, when my son started middle school, he was pretty sure he was getting a phone. But he’s 12. And in sixth grade. And my rule – which my husband and I agreed upon years ago and which I speak about fairly publicly given the data about screen use among kids – is that you don’t get a phone before you are 13. READ MORE
The other night, my 14-year old daughter was craving something desserty after dinner. We usually have something sweet to graze on in the house, particularly because I am big on moderation but not on deprivation. She searched the fridge, the freezer, and the pantry, threw up her hands and proclaimed, “I hate that we’re healthy!” We all cracked up because we’ve all been there. Maybe, though, if she had read this article, she would have worded her complaints slightly differently. Then again, dessert doesn’t make this article’s list. PS Yes, I just replenished the ice cream supply.
CDC: Unhealthy behavior and bad grades linked for high schoolers
There’s a link between unhealthy behavior and bad grades, according to a new study of high school students by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study doesn’t show that one causes the other, the authors said. But it underlines that good grades are far from just a matter of intelligence.... READ MORE
Even though I am deep in it with boys these days, I haven’t forgotten about the girls! Puberty is human, after all. Thanks, Your Teen for Parents Mag, for the great interview and putting this info out into the world.
Talking About Periods: Don’t Leave Your Daughter Unprepared
Growing up, talking about periods wasn’t really a thing. My mother and I didn’t discuss menstruation. In fact, I learned the basics from a combination of my preteen friends, a dreadful 20-minute lecture in health class by the female gym teacher, and Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Read More
PODCAST host, Art Eddy talks with Dr. Cara Natterson about her latest book, Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys. Guy Stuff provides boys with the answers that will help them take care of themselves better, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to shaving, acne to voice changes, and everything in between. With tips, how-tos, and facts from a real pediatrician, it’s the perfect book to help boys learn about their body’s changes.
I am not the type to post a slew of positive reviews, but I couldn't help it. Thank you, TIME Magazine, for recounting the amazing history of "The Care and Keeping" series and placing "Guy Stuff" on par.