It is probably time for me to remind you about the importance of family dinners. Over and over again, you read in different blogs that this is a significant and memorable experience for families. I know we have lots of evening activities that can make it difficult for everyone to sit down at the same time, but maybe you can begin by selecting just a couple of nights of family dinners to start with. [Read more…]
What kind of a response do you get from your adolescent when the topic of their genitals is mentioned?
I understand that they might feel embarrassed, but I don’t understand why many of them find the topic disgusting.
I will never forget a conversation I had with a first-year medical student while I was a professor in the UCLA Medical School. This student came to talk to me about a difficult decision she was wrestling with. She was an outstanding first year medical student, but sadly, she was not happy. [Read more…]
By now, you have probably already noticed a change in your adolescent’s mood as they entered puberty? Science has explained to us that the adolescent brain goes through a huge burst of development. [Read more…]
The puberty years bring with them challenges for kids who are experiencing the changes happening in their body and mind, and challenges for the parents who are trying to understand their maturing child. [Read more…]