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Hello, and welcome to my blog!

I am delighted to be at SXSW Interactive this weekend, talking with people about everything from sexting to sex ed to teens online.  It’s been an utter delight so far, and I’m sure the rest of the time will be fabulous as well! I am moderating a panel here at SX called Negotiating the Parent/Teen …

Sexual bullying is not okay, even when it’s your sister

Welcome back from the holidays!  But more on that later, because I’m too worked up on this topic to be able to concentrate on returning-from-holidays-niceties. There is a recent meme floating around in the flotsam of the great wide Internet that seems to be causing much inappropriate hilarity.  Here’s the basic gist: A teenage girl …

Negotiating about social media

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, blogs, blogs, and more blogs – so much online space, so many questions! I am delighted to announce that I will be moderating a panel called Negotiating The Parent/Teen Divide Over Social Networking at SXSW Interactive 2010. I’m very excited about this panel as an opportunity for parents and teenagers to speak …

Welcome back (or for the first time…)!

Well, I have been on quite the (unplanned) summer hiatus.  I apologize for my absence, and I look forward to being back with more posts a couple times a week from here on in. So what’s gotten me back writing today?  That would be the quote from Huffington Post, it would.  Pretty exciting, eh?  Huff …

What does your body really look like?

I have heard from far too many parents that their teenagers don’t seem to know what their bodies really look like.  They are hypercritical, obsessive, and emotional.  They say things like, “I’m so fat” and “I wish I looked more like…” and they wince in the mirror.  The parents who bring this particular issue to …