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parenting teens guest Joani Geltman

The explosion of new technologies over the last 20 years has opened a whole new world to children and teens, posing both opportunities and challenges for kids and parents alike. The adolescent years probably always have presented issues that make parents uncomfortable. But technology has raised the stakes in parenting teens with threats like online…

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mother-daughter bond guest Joyce McFadden

As mothers, we shape our daughters’ confidence and sense of self in powerful ways. But we may not realize that what we do not say to our daughters, particularly about their bodies and the ordinary experiences of womanhood, may have far-reaching effects on their confidence across all aspects of their lives. Joyce McFadden, psychoanalyst and…

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the role of the father in child development guest Andre Dukes

In the early months of a child’s life many dads struggle to find their role in caring for the baby and supporting mom through those exhausting days and nights. And sometimes we moms send messages, subtle and not-so-subtle, that dad just can’t measure up to our standards of care. But, in the long run, everyone…

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Modern parenting guest Jennifer Senior

In 2010 Jennifer Senior, contributing editor of New York Magazine, wrote a cover story about modern parenting that triggered a firestorm of responses in the national media. Now, building on extensive research in such fields as psychology, sociology and history, as well as discussions with many parents “in the trenches,” Jennifer has expanded her article…

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Guest Judith Kahn from teenwisemn.org for “birds and the bees” talk

Many of us remember uncomfortable childhood moments when our parents sat us down for “the talk” about the “birds and the bees” or maybe they just awkwardly handed us a book about our changing bodies. But today we know children need much more than the “birds and the bees” facts about sex; they need ongoing…

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