Simplifying Science

The Endless Cell Phone Debate

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

You Can't Spell "Body" without B-O-Y

Boy body image issues fly far below the radar. Many people don't even realize they exist. This is a great article reminding us about our boys' vulnerabilities and what they will do to their bodies to achieve a certain look.

Muscular Body Image Lures Boys Into Gym, and Obsession

It is not just girls these days who are consumed by an unattainable body image. Take David Abusheikh. At age 15, he started lifting weights for two hours a day, six days a week. Now that he is a senior at...Read More