Lessons From The Gloucester Teens: Babies Are Responsibility!

Having “the talk” with our kids is never easy. Just getting through saying the various anatomic names can be daunting for even the most savvy or parents.  It used to be that we would talk about the basics, reproduction, and add sexuality, birth control and life issues like babies later on as our kids got older. The news of 17 pregnant teens in Gloucester, MA in 2008 rocked our beliefs to their … [Read more...]

Puberty: The Final Frontier

Puberty - the final frontier. These are the voyages of our tweens and teens*. Their 5-ish year mission: to become independent while their body is changing inside and out, to boldly go where every tween and teen in history has gone before! Just like Captains Picard and Kirk on Star Trek, we encounter aliens daily as our kids evolve through puberty. Those aliens are none other than our teens and … [Read more...]