November 21, 2019

As a tribute to my mother, who I tortured in this way, I chose "son" and male pronouns. Of course, it was not my intention to exclude daughters. I'm confident parents of college-age daughters face identical holiday challenges.

Over the next few weeks, on rides home from...

MOST PARENTS KNOW SEX is complicated, and that it can be difficult to talk about the subject with their kids.

But sex can be particularly complicated for students adjusting to life in college. That's why parents should take time to revisit the topic and make s...

AS A PARENT, YOU’VE watched your child grow from infancy to adolescence and now your son or daughter is entering a whole new world. While most kids will get through college just fine, others find themselves on a different, more precarious path.

According to th...

I am almost certain that you and your college kid know all about food services, residence life, and health services. I would be willing to bet that you know very little about campus counseling and psychological services. Because the need can come on fast, it is importa...

September 4, 2019

Determining whether your college kid needs help can be really, really hard.  Trouble is indicated by changes and you are paying what likely seems too much to change your kid into a productive, healthy member of society.  Some of the things that may completely stun you—...

September 27, 2018

The newest seemingly endless news cycle, which focuses on politics and due process, is overshadowing important lessons about sex and safety. It's important to remember that this and the #metoo movement punctuate a conversation we've been having for several years about...

September 27, 2018

The newest seemingly endless news cycle, which focuses on politics and due process, is overshadowing important lessons about sex and safety. It's important to remember that this and the #metoo movement punctuate a conversation we've been having for several years about...

December 19, 2016

Recent events may cause your kids to overestimate the probability of danger.  While limiting your kids' (and your own) media exposure is important, it is likely you will not be entirely quarantined.

You are going to have to talk about danger with your kids.  Here’s how:

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November 23, 2016

I will be using “Uncle Frank” throughout this post, mostly because I do not have an Uncle Frank.  It could just as easily be Aunt Sally, because I don’t have one of those and because women can be just as annoying.

I apologize in advance to all the perfectly kind and nic...

November 16, 2016

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m just a little OCD,” to justify her need to keep things neat and organized? 

How many times have you heard someone talk about being “depressed” after watching the home team lose a big game?

How many times have you heard some...

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