Tag Archives: Teens

Your Teen Magazine: Why Teens Should Take Charge at the Doctor’s Appointment

Are we parents hovering too much at the doctor’s office?  Research says yes.

Why Teens Should Take Charge at the Doctor’s Appointment

Published in Your Teen Magazine

Your Teen Magazine: Is Technology Killing Creativity?

Spoiler: Not necessarily.  It’s tricky, though – read on.

Is Technology Killing Creativity?

Published in the January-February 2017 issue of Your Teen Magazine.

Brightly: 15 Years Later – Books To Help You Talk To Your Kids About 9/11

My apologies, readers, for failing to post this when it was published – before September 11, of course. Unfortunately, though, terrorism is still with us, and the moment to talk is not lost.

15 Years Later – Books To Help You Talk To Your Kids About 9/11

Published on Brightly, August 30, 2016

Washington Post: Should You Give Your College Kid An Allowance?

I bit my tongue, folks, and didn’t even give my opinion.  But three amazing experts did.

Should You Give Your College Kid An Allowance?

Published on Washington Post on August 9, 2016 and in print on August 11, 2016

Club Mid: What Parents Need To Know About How Teen Sex Has Changed

Parents, I won’t pretend this one isn’t alarming. But it’s real, and we need to face it head on.

What Parents Need To Know About How Teen Sex Has Changed

Published on Club Mid, May 9, 2016

Washington Post: Parents Need To Talk To Daughters About The Joys Of Sex, Not Just The Dangers

A Q&A with Peggy Orenstein, author of the brand-new Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

Parents Need To Talk To Daughters About The Joys Of Sex, Not Just The Dangers

Published in Washington Post, March 29, 2016

Club Mid: The Blessing Of An Awkward Teen Phase (And How To Give Your Kids One)

A light look at my own teenage awkwardness, and a more serious look at why it’s worth being the uncool parent.

The Blessing Of An Awkward Teen Phase (And How To Give Your Kids One)

Published on Club Mid, March 6, 2016