June 2016

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  • Your Child's Brain on Nature

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    I was waist deep in muskeg (a fancy name for stinky swamp mud in canoe country), a wood-canvas canoe perched on my barely 16-year-old shoulders, and mosquitoes buzzed hungrily in my ears – a challenging, but not atypical, portage in the... 

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  • Helping Kids Cope With Tragedy

    The details of the Orlando attack (and countless others) are just beginning to unfold and this violent high profile event will likely dominate news headlines for weeks. Though few of us were there during the shooting, the event may cause children to fear that an event like this could happen to them or their parents. All of us, including our children, are dealing with sadness, anger and other... 

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  • Beyond the Sex Talk: Communicating With Your Kids About Sex, Sexuality, and Consent

    Many parents drag their feet into the dreaded "sex talk" with their children. Maybe it's time we take the pressure off of that single talk. If we want the sex and relationships our children ultimately have to be physically, psychologically, and emotionally healthy then we'd better start talking to them about it early and often.

    Some parents don't talk to their kids about sex... 

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