What causes it, and how to fix it. A few months back, I spent the afternoon at the park with a dear friend and his nine-year-old twin boys. While Brad and I savored a day away from our computers and phones, his boys became more anxious as the afternoon progressed, punctuating our walk with choruses of “I’m bored!” Why did three hours of sunshine without ipads, phones, … [Read more...] about Does Your Child Suffer from Technology-Induced Anxiety?
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It’s a natural parenting instinct: to shield your kids from the brutal details of sexual assault. But if you haven’t yet talked to your kids about rape, now is the perfect time. Here are some facts: 80% of rape victims are under age 30. 44% are under age 18. Roughly two-thirds of rape victims know their attackers. About 20% of women in college are sexually assaulted. Most … [Read more...] about What We Need to Tell Our Daughters (And Sons) About the UVA Rape Story
A college boyfriend once asked me the following question: What does every person on earth need to survive? He liked to quiz me like this every so often. His tone made it clear that there was only one correct answer. “Love,” I said instantly, 100% confident my answer was right. “Water,” he corrected, smugly, 100% confident I was wrong. He was proud that he had … [Read more...] about Why Boys Need Boyfriends
You wake up at 5am to a baby crying, but your husband rolls over and continues snoring. With a freshly diapered baby on one hip and a cup of tea in the other hand, you start breakfast, wake up the other kids, get everyone ready for school, get yourself ready for work, and all before six thirty. Your husband strolls into the kitchen looking fresh around seven, gives you a peck … [Read more...] about Getting in the Mood After Kids
The following is a guest post by Dr. Brad Johnson, Author of “Scared Skinny No More” Open any magazine and undoubtedly you’ll find a story highlighting some celebrity's recent weight gain. Whether it’s Kim Kardashian’s derriere or Jessica Simpson’s wildly reported pregnancy weight-gain, these stories always, seem to find their way to the front page. Sadly, even … [Read more...] about How to Stop Fat-Shaming in Schools