In the Media


WEB “Where to Find Help for Single Mothers.” June 2015

Parents. “How to Transition from School to Summer Mode.” June, 2015

Stamford Advocate. “Wendy Lecker: Common Core jeopardizes foundation of learning.” May 1, 2015

Tulsa World. “Ginnie Graham: Children playing without electronics is best preparation for school.” April 8, 2015

Yahoo! Parenting. “What Does the ‘Sports Illustrated’ Cover Teach Our Kids?” February 6, 2015

Cabinet Report. “Syrian execution sets off debate over current events lessons.” September 15, 2014

PBS Parents. “The Parent-Teacher Partnership.” August 1, 2014.

Parents. Ellen Seidman. “35 Fun Ways To Beat Summer Learning Loss.” July 8, 2014

Wheelock College Aspire Wire. Jake Murray. “PARCC Assessment – Good or Bad? Depends How It’s Used.” May 20, 2014

The Washington Post Answer Sheet. Valerie Strauss. “6 reasons to reject Common Core K-3 standards — and 6 rules to guide policy.” May 2, 2014

Rethinking Schools. Bill Bigelow, Deborah Menkart, Jody Sokolower, and Derrick Weston Brown. Review of “Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age.” December/January 2014.

Research. Tim Phillips. “What are you looking at?” December 16, 2013.

Chicago Tribune. Vikki Ortiz Healy. “Request to Santa Leaves Mom a Bit Blue.” December 25, 2013.

Christian Science Monitor. Stephanie Hanes. “Toddlers on Touch Screens: Parenting the ‘App Generation.” October 20, 2013.

Christian Science Monitor. Stephanie Hanes. “The Case for Boredom: When a Crayon Is Better Than an IPad.” October 20, 2013.

ABC Action News. Angela Ardolino. “Parents in Action: Teacher/Parent Communications.” October 3, 2013.

Yahoo Shine. Beth Greenfield. “Walmart Yanks Scandalous Kids’ Costume After Uproar.” September 26, 2013.

Boston Globe. Child Caring, Barbara F. Meltz’s mailbag of parenting advice. “Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood Q & A.” September 26, 2013.

NAEYC. “Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood Q & A.” September, 2013.

Metro Boston. Matt Burke. “UFC dodges claims by Boston activists that MMA is unfit for eyes of children.” August 15, 2013.

CBS Boston. Lana Jones. “Boston City Council President Wants Kids Banned From UFC Events.”. August 14, 2013.

Boston Magazine. Steve Annear. “Group Goes Fist-to-Fist With Ultimate Fighting, Seeks Ban On Minors Attending Matches: Backed by City Councilor Stephen Murphy, parents don’t want kids watching the bloody brawls in Boston.” August 2, 2013.

The Washington Post Answer Sheet. Valerie Strauss. “The disturbing shift underway in early childhood classrooms.” August 2, 2013.

The Loop. Neil Hedley. “Are you Raising a Violent Kid? How to Intervene NOW?” Toronto, Canada. August 2, 2013.

Washington Post. Hayley Tsukayama. “Video Game Industry Pushes Ratings Education Amid Debate about Violence.” March 3, 2013.

Yahoo! Shine. Beth Greenfield. “What We Can Learn from Teen Mom Who Waxed 3-Year-Old’s Eyebrows.” January 8, 2013.

NECN Broadside. “The Role of the Media in Newtown.” December 18, 2013.

Parenting Magazine. Shelley Preston. “Renegade Rules for Raising Good Kids: Become a Better Parent by Breaking the Rules.” October 2012.

Anderson (Anderson Cooper Daytime Talk Show). “Protecting Your Child from Sexualization.” July 25, 2012.

Boston Herald. Christine McConville. “Child porn arrests ‘tip of the iceberg’.” April 17, 2012.

Boston Herald. Christine McConville. “Phoebe Prince’s Friends, Family Laud ‘Really Important’ Film [Bully].” April 12, 2012.

Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine. Julie Halpert. “The Right Fit: Finding the Right Preschool for Your Child.” April 2012.

Christian Science Monitor. Stephanie Hanes. “Toddlers to Tweens: Relearning How to Play.” January 22, 1012. Jaine Carter. “Choices: Parents, Grandparents Should Shop Carefully for Children in Their Lives.” November 21, 2011. (England). Melitsa Avila. TRUCE 2011-12 Toy Selection Guide for the holiday season. October, 2011.

Boston Globe. Joel Brown. “At 50, Phantom Tollbooth Lives On [at the Wheelock Family Theatre].” October 21, 2011.

Christian Science Monitor. Stephanie Hanes. “Little girls or little women? The Disney princess effect.” September 24, 2011.

Madison Common. Mario Koran. “Diane Levin to Speak on the Sexualization of Childhood.” September 20, 2011.

Deseret News Salt Lake City. Lois Collins & Sara Lenz. “The End of Innocence: The Cost of Sexualizing Kids.” September 18, 2011.

Deseret News Salt Lake City. Lois Collins & Sara Lenz. “Sexualizing Kids: No Child Left Behind—and Fighting Back.” September 18, 2011.

ABC News. Mikaela Conley. “3-year old dressed as prostitute on Toddlers & Tiaras.” September 9, 2011.

ABC News. Mikaela Conley. “Pedophile’s Delight? ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ Star, 4, Dons Fake Boobs, Butt.” September 5, 2011.

ABC On-Line News. Mikaela Conley. Dolly Parten Imitator on “Toddlers with Tiaras.” August, 2011. Brazil. Camila de Lira Colantonio. Article re: French model, Thylane Bordeau and the sexualization of children. August, 2011. “In an Age of Children Maturing Too Quickly, Is It Possible to Stop the Clock of Innocence?” August, 2011.

Huffington Post. Rae Pica. “Teaching Girls They’re More than a Pretty Face.” August 11, 2011.

The Insider. Andrea Pyros. “Girls, beauty and pressure to look right: How parents can navigate the pressures and when to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’.” July, 2011.

The Guardian. Charlotte R. Andrews. “Rhianna and the Rise of Raunch Pop.” May 12, 2011.

Richmond Times Dispatch. Stacy Hawkins Adams. “LIFE NOTES: Too much, too soon for kids.” May 1, 2011.

Parenting Magazine. Deborah Pike Olsen. “Having the Sex Talk: Is Your Tween Too Sexy Too Soon?” March, 2011.


NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook. “TV For Toddlers? It’s Happening.” April 1, 2015.

Ask Dr. Annie Abram, Blog Talk Radio. “Compassion Deficit Disorder: Special Challenges Children Face today in Their Social Relationships.” December 16, 2013.

Ask Dr. Annie Abram, Blog Talk Radio. “What Can We Do To Help Our Children Develop Empathy And Healthy Self-Esteem?” September 18, 2013. Read accompanying blogpost.

Ask Dr. Annie Abram, Blog Talk Radio. “The Media and Its Influence on Young Children.” September 16, 2013. Read accompanying blogpost.

Sentinel and Enterprise. Michael Hartwell. “Release of “Grand Theft Auto V Videogame.” September 13, 2013.

Edu Talk Radio. Larry Jacobs. Discussion of Beyond Remote Control Childhood.September 12, 2013.

WTIWTIP Community Radio. “Youth Radio.” Topic: Are Children Growing Up To Fast? An Interview with Dr. Diane Levin.” Grand Marais, Minnesota. July 18, 2013.

WCCO/CBS Radio. Talking with children and adolescents about the Boston Marathon Bombing. Jordana Green. Minneapolis, MN. April 2013.

101.9 FM Radio News Interviewed for 3 news spots on the effects of Disney Princesses on young girls. New York City, NY. October 11, 2011.

New Hampshire Public Radio. “The Exchange” radio show. Sexualization of girls in the media and how parents are dealing with it. October 25, 2011.

Wisconsin Public Radio. “Kathleen Dunn Show.” On media culture and sexualization. September 19, 2011.

WortFM104 Radio. “Your Turn.” Jeannette Paulson. Madison, Wisc. September 18, 2011.

FM News 101.1 Chicago. 4-year-old Dolly Parten Imitator on Toddlers & Tiaras. September 6, 2011.

BAM Radio Network. “Body, Mind & Child.” Host, Rae Pica. “Beyond Appearance: Helping Girls Find Their Self Worth.” July, 2011.

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. “The Current” Radio Show. “Kids Cosmetic Surgery.” May 18, 2011.

Entercom Communications nationally syndicated radio: Your Time with Kim Iversen. Children’s Beauty Pageants. January, 2011.


New England Cable News. Alysha Palumbo. Massachusetts Native Files lawsuit against Town, School Officials “for allowing her to be harmed by a sexting scandal in school.” December 1, 2011.

New England Cable News. Steve Aveson. TRUCE “Holiday Gift Guide: Good Toys vs. Bad Toys.” November 28, 2011.

CTV (Canada). Marcia McMillian, Host. Sexualized Halloween costumes at younger and younger ages. October, 2011.

New England Cable News (NECN). Steve Aveson. “Padded bikini for 8-year-old causing controversy.” March 28, 2011.

New England Cable News (NECN). Steve Aveson. “So Sexy So Soon: Are Children at Risk?” November 15, 2010.

Channel 4 News—Tucson. Martha Vazquez news magazine show. Live interview on “So Sexy So Soon. ” November, 2010.


P.E.A.C.E. NEWS Vol. 36: Spring 2015. Craig Simpson.

Family Circle. Story on clothing marketed to Tweens. Elizabeth Larsen.

Fenway-Backbay Patch. Story about release of “Facing the Screen Dilemma.” December 2013.

New York Post. Christina Amoroso. “Primp My Tot: Are These Grade-School Gals Really Ready for Mani-Pedis?” November 30, 2011.

Christian Science Monitor. Stephanie Hanes. Threats to children’s play. November, 2011.

Mothers for a Human Future. Blog Talk Radio. Enola Aird. The State of Children Today. November 16, 2011.

Newsweek. Beth Whitehouse. Sexualization of girls clothing. November 6, 2011.

Community Health Magazine. Emily Schmitt. “Too Hot for Teens: How to Manage Your Child’s Exposure to Our Sexual Society.” October, 2011.

The Charlotte Observer. Christina Bolling. How girls and their parents can navigate the rocky road of today’s sexualized childhood. October, 2011.

Deseret News. Salt Lake City. Sara Lenz. Impact of sexualization on girls and boys. August, 2011.

New York Post. Heather Madden. Girls dressing like “little women”. Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Marie Claire Australian Edition. Courtney Sullivan. Beauty Pageants’ Impact on Girls. In press. July, 2011.

Community Health Magazine. Emily Schmitt. What to do about sexualization of girls. September 2011 Issue.

Fox Business Network. Kate Rogers. “Sex Sells: Teaching Kids Not to Buy.” Promoting “modesty” in the age of sexualized childhood. February, 2011.

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