Boys and Body Image: It’s Not Just a Girl Thing

I don’t spend a lot of time contemplating friends’ Facebook status updates, but a recent post kept me thinking. A long-time friend, who’s also a dad, said that his seven-year-old son encouraged him to purchase a certain outfit because it made him look skinny. Of course, on the surface, this seems like a benign observation […]

Cell Phone Savvy

For parents of teens and tweens, cell phones present a new challenge.  Our parents may have set limits for how long we could stay tethered to the landline but let’s face it, that thing was stuck to the wall.  We couldn’t take it on the bus.  No one could send us pictures on it.  Frenemies […]