• Teens
    Teen Depression
    Parents Shocked by Daughter's Depression
    Being bright and having loving parents and a beautiful home won't necessarily immunize teenagers from low self-esteem and depression. ...
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    When Girls Are Ashamed of Their Bodies
    When Girls Are Ashamed of Their BodiesAfraid of the Beach During my recent Cape Cod vacation, I rarely saw any less than lithe teenage girls on the beach. For five days I saw teenage girls of different shapes and sizes at the movies, malls, and m...
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    When Teens Obsess About Their Weight
    When Teens Obsess About Their Weight Could Your Teen Have an Eating Disorder? With the fashion and entertainment industries' super-thin stars serving as role models, it's no wonder that many young girls don't like what they see in the mirror. Th...
    Susan Crites Price
  • Kids
    Dealing With Bullies
    Overweight Teen Being Teased
    When your teen's "friend" is making cruel remarks, don't be afraid to step in and seek a meeting with his parents. ...
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    Teens and Body Image
    It's not normal insecurity for a healthy, developing teenager to be disgusted by her physical appearance. ...
  • Teens
    Teen Socializing and Self-Expression
    Teen Wants to Pierce Navel
    If your daughter won't agree to getting a belly button piercing under safe medical conditions, I would refuse to allow it to be done. ...
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    When Girls Are Ashamed of Their Bodies
    When Girls Are Ashamed of Their BodiesAfraid of the Beach During my recent Cape Cod vacation, I rarely saw any less than lithe teenage girls on the beach. For five days I saw teenage girls of different shapes and sizes at the movies, malls, and m...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    When Teens Obsess About Their Weight
    When Teens Obsess About Their Weight Could Your Teen Have an Eating Disorder? With the fashion and entertainment industries' super-thin stars serving as role models, it's no wonder that many young girls don't like what they see in the mirror. Th...
    Susan Crites Price
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    Body Image for Mothers and Daughters
    Body Image for Mothers and DaughtersKeeping up Appearances When Laura M.'s daughter Jackie, age 7, complained that she didn't have a flat stomach, Laura was taken aback. When Jackie came home from school and said she thought her nose was too big...
    Katy Abel
  • Teens
    Teen Socializing and Self-Expression
    My Daughter Wants to Pierce Her Tongue
    When parents present their arguments against tongue piercing, they should be careful not to shame or blame their child. ...
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    Women's Weight Concerns and Body Image
    Women's Weight Concerns and Body Image Body image, or how you feel about the way you look, affects girls and women at all ages and in all aspects of life. If body image is positive, it improves confidence, performance, and success. If body image ...
  • Family Life
    Plastic Surgery
    Mom Wants Daughter to Have Breast Reduction
    A 16-year-old writes to our expert for advice because her mother is pressuring her to get a breast reduction. ...
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    Daughter Has Weight Problems
    When a child is overweight, it's important that she knows her size will never affect whether you love her or appreciate her. ...