Pro Bono

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Keith Ablow – a member of the Fox News Medical “A-Team” – is encouraging parents to forbid their children to watch Dancing with Stars.  Ablow believes it could be harmful for kids to see Chaz Bono celebrated as star.  He is worried that children might believe that the answer to their insecurities is to do […]

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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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