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Raising Wholesome Children in Today’s Culture: 10 Tips for Parents

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Following the publication of my recent Huffington Post article, “It’s Time for the Global Village to Stand Up for Our Children,” I feel much less alone with my anomie.

For the past 15 years, I have grown increasingly alarmed by, and vocal about, the ways in which our culture sexualizes young girls. I have parallel concerns about boys, who are messaged to view girls as objects—often by girls themselves, who have learned to tie their self-esteem to their sexual desirability, as so many marketers in this country have expertly orchestrated. Read more…

10 Ways to Raise Resilient Kids in Turbulent Times

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In the wake of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, parents, teachers, journalists and bloggers all over the world are discussing best practices for talking to children about disasters. Among my friends and colleagues, there is palpable angst about the effects of social media exposure on their children, who see and hear daily accounts of the war in Libya, destruction in Japan, and the threat of large-scale radiation exposure for thousands of citizens across the Pacific. As one friend posted on Facebook, “The world is on fire and I don’t know what to tell my son.” Read more…