Sep 8, 2014
As different parts of the country began their school year this past week & the weather has maintained its summer climate, students have had to face an on-going battle when it comes to dress code.
In a recent article from NPR, school administrators face daily battles with students who push the bounds of appropriate clothing and accessories. Every school has its own version of “appropriate”...
Aug 30, 2014
As summer winds down for most of the country, an interesting trend seems to be emerging: teens rarely hang out in malls.
An article from NPR has cited two malls in Atlanta where teen presence is noticeably lacking. One may think that it could be economically driven, or something as challenging as reducing teen presence deliberately, but interestingly enough, it could also be due to technology and social...
Apr 13, 2014
What would you do if your child asks if he/she could spend a few hours at a friend’s house without any adult supervision? Would it matter if the child he/she was hanging out with was of the opposite sex?
As a mom of a 15 year old daughter, I have had no problems over the years of letting my child spend time with her friends, boys and girls, so long as I knew the parents and if a parent was present...
Apr 23, 2013
Summer may not be here yet, but department and online stores already have their swimsuit line ready for the season. It’s not uncommon for consumers to start shopping for swimsuits earlier in the game, but would you reconsider your bathing suit choice if it was perceived as sexualizing your child?
Currently, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site, GOOP, has come under scrutiny for featuring...
Jan 24, 2013
How many times have you seen films where the protagonist is male? More than I can count on my fingers. How many female protagonists have been featured in films? Not enough.
I was inspired to write about this topic after hearing a segment of TED Talks where the topic was “How Movies Teach Manhood”. The speaker, Colin Stokes (previously stage & screen actor, currently Director of...