Apr 172013
 
In the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings: Resources for Helping Children Deal with News Violence

As I am feeling the distress of the city as the rampant violence in the world has now hit Boston. Children in Boston and beyond are hearing yet again about the horrors of violence.  Here are 2 items I have written in the past about how adults can help children deal with violence they hear [Click for more…]

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Mar 202012
 

Originally posted on Wheelock College’s Aspire Wire March 20, 2012 The Boston Globe article, “In Reversal, Kids Nag Parents to Step Away from Their Phones, Laptops” by Beth Yeitell (March 8, 2012, available here) once again blames parents for doing it wrong.  They are spending too much time with technology and screens instead of spending time with their [Click for more…]

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Mar 102010
 
Guest Post: Is Hooking Up Good for Girls? by Rachel Simmons

By Rachel Simmons | February 25th, 2010 | 107 comments As a relationship advice columnist for Teen Vogue, I get a lot of mail from girls in “no strings attached” relationships. The girls describe themselves as “kind of” with a guy, “sort of” seeing him, or “hanging out” with him. The guy may be noncommittal, [Click for more…]

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Oct 292009
 
Even Young Children Learn to “Be Sexy”

Many early childhood directors are worried about the ways they see young children trying to be sexy, and have bought copies of So Sexy So Soon for their resource libraries. They hoped that parents in the school community would read the book and discuss how they could improve the problems created by sexualized childhood. They [Click for more…]

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