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Is Your Teen in an Abusive Relationship?

Is Your Teen in an Abusive Relationship?

Redefining Teenage Dating Abuse New research gives parents one more reason to do everything they can to protect their children from teenage dating abuse and violence. Reports just released in the journal Pediatrics show that teenagers who are in abusive relationships appear to be more likely to develop emotional and substance abuse issues when they […]

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Daughters and Dads

Daughters and Dads

Nurturing Healthy Relationships Between Dads and their Little Girls Your daughter’s dad is her GPS – Gender Positioning System – at least according to Peggy Drexler, Professor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College and author of Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers and the Changing American Family. According to Drexler, girls grow up to be […]

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Help! My Teen is Dating!

Help! My Teen is Dating!

How Old Should Kids Be Before They Can Date? Hanging out. Going out. Dating. Going with. Group dating. Hooking up. Gulp. Suddenly potty training and teaching the kids to tie their shoes seems so much easier. But as a dear friend reminded me of my own words recently, we need to try to be conscious […]

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Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance

But Apparently Not for Daughters Sometimes we are so worried about teaching our children about equality and warning them against the evils of discrimination that we forget about common sense. We not only put on kid-friendly gloves, but we sanitize the surroundings and color everything the same shades so that we don’t risk hurting feelings […]

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Are Boys Naturally Competitive?

Are Boys Naturally Competitive?

The Roles of Nature and Nurture in Competition If my own microcosm experience of raising 3 sons and a daughter isn’t enough indication for me, recent research shows that there is a distinct gender gap between the competitiveness boys and girls demonstrate as early as three years of age. In Gender Differences in Competition Emerge Early […]

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Healthy Friendships for Kids

Healthy Friendships for Kids

Helping Children Navigate the Struggles of Friendships Friends – from the preschoolers who share sandbox toys to the teens who share secrets, these can be the people who help our children learn more about themselves and grow to be healthy adults. As much as we might want our children to grow to be strong, independent […]

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Does Your Child Ask: Am I Pretty?

Does Your Child Ask: Am I Pretty?

Teenagers can be bullied, teased, and taunted online – just one of the unfortunate and frustrating side-effects of living in a technologically advanced age. However, one of the saddest components to these trends is the number of children who are in essence seeking out these reactions, amid others, by asking a world of strangers, “Am […]

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Should Girls Play Like Boys?

Should Girls Play Like Boys?

Gender Specific Toys and Their Effects on Kids A debate was reignited by LEGO a few months ago when they put out a new line of toys marketed for girls – pastels bricks, curvy LEGO people, and beauty salons. From those petitioning to end this type of negatively perceived stereotyping through toys, including parents who […]

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Why Are Girls So Mean?

Why Are Girls So Mean?

There are those little girls who sneer “You can’t play with me today” with disdain in their voices. And there are those little girls with aching hearts who hear those words and shrink back from their peers, unsure of what just happened. Mean girls are infiltrating our daughter’s classes, clubs, and neighborhoods, and they are […]

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Raising Your Daughter to be Superwoman

Raising Your Daughter to be Superwoman

The Struggles and Rewards of Choices for Girls What do mothers teach their daughters about their roles as women in life? There are innumerable pressures on mothers to raise Superwomen – confident, capable, caring daughters who are loving and nurturing, yet strong and independent. When it comes to encouraging daughters in their endeavors for the […]

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