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The social myth of teenagers is that they are rebellious and don’t get along with adults. This doesn’t really need to be the case. Teens are in need of separation from their parents as they form their own, independent identity. This only becomes conflict if there isn’t a healthy dose of respect and trust in the parent/teen relationship.

Healthy Child Summit – A FREE Online Conference for Parents

In February I’ll be speaking at the Healthy Child Summit about Parenting Beyond Stereotypes – but you can get a sneak peek of 22 of the presentations starting November 18th! Would you like to learn how to prepare your body for the healthiest pregnancy possible? Are you interested in preparing for a natural birth, one with no or limited interventions? Would you like the
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How To Talk To Your Kids About the Miley Cyrus VMA Performance

So you may have heard about Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMAs.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to add to the already robust discussion of sexism and racism that swirled around her act and the media’s reaction to it (if you haven’t read some of the discussion I have some link below.) Instead, I thought this was a great example of the type of
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4 Ways Parents Teach Kids that Consent Doesn’t Matter

Teaching kids about consent is sexual relationships is so important.  But I wonder if we might not be undermining the idea of consent inadvertently when we show a lack of respect for kids’ bodies, feelings, and instincts.  How can we teach them from day one that they are entitled to consent in all of their relationships, including with their parents. Welcome to my first
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