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Little Boys and Nail Polish

by on Aug.01, 2011, under Behavior, Child development, Parenting, Sensitive Topics, Toddlers

On my son Lucas’ second birthday, he wanted to wear barrettes in his hair just like his sister Jessie wore. I am reminded of this episode daily as I read the headlines about the trial of Brandon McInerney, the teen who shot Larry King, the boy who... Read more...
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When Should I Have “the Talk” With My Child?

by on May.21, 2010, under Adolescents, Communication, Parent modeling, Parenting, Sensitive Topics

One woman remained after the rest of the participants in my “Birds and Bees” seminar had left.  Sheepishly she said, “My daughter is 9 years old. I have not told her about the birds and the bees and I am not going to,” as if... Read more...
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