Last night, while sitting with 16 year old daughter at her swim instructor training, I had a thought. This kids learns a lot of new shit.. like, all the time. In the past 6 months: basic first aid, swim instruction (to be a swimming lessons teacher); classical Greek history (for a conference she’s attending), in […]
Miley Cyrus probably doesn’t show up on many heroes’ and role models’ lists. But after this interview on Zach Sang’s YouTube Channel, you may change your mind. I’ve always liked Miley. I’ve always found her refreshing in her openness, I love her ownership of her sexuality and she has an enviable ability to reinvent her music and […]
If you’re a parent these days, its easy to get worry.. hook-up-culture, sexting, tinder. You’d worry your kid was hooking up with every Tom, Dick and Sally in town. Well, a new survey – a good one, from a reputable academic – published in a 1st tier journal, and with 33,000 respondents – has found […]
My daughter’s school had a guest speaker in recently speaking about the dangers of online predation. She was a policy investigator specializing in online predators and, after hearing her speak, I was terrified. The stories she told about older men trying to entice young girls on line to send pictures, meet…. It was really scary […]
Nothing forces you to reexamine your sexual beliefs like children. I had coffee last week with an old friend whose daughter is now in University. She has just arrived home for the summer and, of the first time, has a pretty serious boyfriend. His daughter – a great kid – has been anxious to discuss […]
As a mom, what is the line between dressing sexy and dressing inappropriately? In the world we live in – pretty conservative, a little judging, but otherwise good folks – it can be pretty grey. My wife and I were going to start the morning at our local coffee shop. She doesn’t work on Fridays, […]
I don’t usually do parenting posts, but this is amazing.