If you have a child in middle school or especially in high school, they are probably joining students from all around the country to respond to the school shooting in Florida. These kids are angry and as they connect across the country on social media they are joining together to make a powerful statement. [Read more…]
It seems that from the moment you notice a change in your adolescent’s body odor, there is also a big change in their emotions. Their outbursts can be hurtful and personal. It is helpful to all parents to consider what is your child is feeling beneath the storm. [Read more…]
If you are a woman, have you considered how much what is happening in your uterus affects your daily life? We often talk about the ovaries and the important part they play in the monthly menstrual cycle, but it is equally important that she learns about the uterus.
Even though the prefrontal cortex of an adolescent brain is still under-developed and they have difficulty sequencing their thoughts, this is a good time to start teaching them how to turn a disappointment into a success by looking for open doors. [Read more…]
Fortunately, various women’s movements have raised our awareness of breast cancer. We want our daughters to be thoughtful in the care of their breasts, but I wonder how many of them know the structure of their breast and the changes that happen during the early days of puberty. [Read more…]