Innocence Lost and Found

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The amazing staff at MomTrends, one of the hottest mommy blogs on the Internet, was disturbed by a story on the sexual practices of teenagers that went viral last week.  They sensed that the information the article presented might not be factual, and they asked me to look into it.  They were right.  MomTrends published my rebuttal […]

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Our Kids are Killing Us

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Of the 17 richest countries in the world, the U.S. has the shortest life expectancy, and it is getting worse.  This is according to a wonderful report that came out yesterday from the National Resource Council, called U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. Why this discrepancy compared to other rich countries?  It […]

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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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Abstain from Palin

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Bristol Palin and her Dancing with the Stars co-contestant, Jersey Shore’s the Situation, are in a new commercial promoting abstinence. I cannot tell you how happy it made me to type that sentence. Bristol’s postpartum pro-abstinence stance is not new. Just last year she appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America saying, “Regardless of what I […]

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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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