A really quick way to assess whether a behavior is typical for a kid is to ask yourself, “Is this something adults or teens would do?” If the answer is no, then it’s most likely a common kid behavior.
I’ve written about this before and so will keep it short here. Give a listen to this great Fresh Air program. It’s an interview with the women who wrote a book called “The New Puberty” about why girls are starting puberty considerably earlier than ever. You can get the book here. They say it’s most […]
The setting: The Little House on the Prairie. The scenario: Pa Ingalls is playing The Arkansas Traveler on the fiddle, while, Ma, Laura, Mary and baby Carrie are listening as the sun sets on a long day. The dance moves: Laura sweetly gyrates her hips and bends forward to show the world her sexy 8 […]
I’m working on my book of scripts and have included a few about the sexualization of girls. I ended up re-reading the awesome report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls and you should read it too. It’s short – this version is, anyway. That headline up there? That’s just some of […]
Oh, they are sooo innocent, our children. They watch “Glee” or reruns of “3 and a Half Men” and all the innuendo, flirting, sexual references and outright sexual content goes right over their heads. Don’t ya think? It’s totally fine to learn about teen pregnancy, “lady kisses,” being bullied for being gay, getting drunk at […]