Taking the gamble out of Chatroulette.

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“Now he’s waggling his tongue at me and taking off his shirt.”  It’s not what you expect to hear when you tune in to NPR, but today Robin Young, the host of Here & Now, was describing her experience with Chatroulette, a Web site that randomly links users with active webcams, live. Here is how […]

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Promiscuous puberty (part 2 of 3).

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For a girl looking like an adult on the outside while being a child on the inside can have consequences.  At a time in her psychological development when the opinions of her peers and “fitting in” are increasingly important, appearing more physically mature than one’s friends can set her apart and diminish her self-esteem. Diminished […]

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Promiscuous puberty (part 1 of 3).

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At a recent talk, several parents asked me for strategies to help their daughters cope with premature puberty.  The issue is an important one, and I want to give it the attention it deserves.  First, I would like to present the facts. The previous standard for normal puberty came from a 1960’s study of girls […]

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