For parents who are looking for an upside to cell phone use among your kids, look no further.
The saddest part of this article - for me, at least - is that it is absolutely NOT surprising. For years, I have heard these exact same sentiments from teens and tweens. This is an important read. Don't delude yourself that your child is immune.
Sex Before Kissing: How 15-Year-Old Girls Are Dealing With Porn-Addicted Boys
“[I want] better education regarding sex for both boys and girls. Read More
During the tween and teen years, as kids' bodies morph, so too does their self esteem. We all know this. Clothing sizing plays a big role, and vanity sizing is not the solution.
When Sizes Aren’t Standard, What Do They Mean?
You might be surprised to learn your standard sewing pattern size. In stores, I’m anywhere from a size 4 to an 8. Read More
I find this article fascinating. And somewhat of a relief, actually.
Rules for Social Media, Created by Kids
The challenge of growing up in the digital age is perfectly epitomized by the bikini rule.
“You can post a bikini or bathing suit picture only if you are with your siblings or...Read More
One word: Awesome.
Thank you, Slate.com
How American Girl’s Puberty Books Shaped a Generation of Tweens
In 1986, Pleasant Rowland, a former elementary school teacher and children’s textbook writer, introduced a line of mail-order dolls. Each had a distinct look and... Read More
As Perri Klass (pediatrician, personal hero) describes in this article, it's not just the disenfranchised youth but also the mainstream ones who face hurdles around self esteem during adolescence. GUTS (Growing Up Today Study) looked beyond body image perception and asked: what medicine and supplements do typical developing tweens and teens take in an effort to change their shape? The answers may not be surprising, but the numbers of teens doing it might...
Attention, Teenagers: Nobody Really Looks Like That
The universal truth of puberty and adolescence is body change, and relatively rapid body change. Teenagers have to cope with all kinds of comparisons, with their peers, with the childhood bodies they leave behind, and...Read More
More damning news about e-cigarettes.