Few things are worse than spending time in a small, crowded, hot dressing room with your home-from-college daughter while she tries on clothes. It didn’t used to be an issue. She was a late bloomer, and for years her size 0 frame easily fit virtually anything she tried on. I frequently bought her clothes without her. She was always a really healthy eater. As she got older, I marveled at how she did not seem to internalize any of the body image issues that plagued me most of my life. While some of her friends struggled, food seemed to be a non-issue for her. Her success in team sports provided an extra boost. Continue reading
Tara Parker-Pope reports in the February 5, 2012, New York Times Magazine, that teens are engaged in less risky behavior than their parents were. Whew….can we all breathe a sigh of relief? She quotes Dr. John Santelli, president-elect for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine who says There is a lot more media hype around the kids who are raising hell. There are a lot of kids who are pretty responsible.
Read about it in Today’s Teens Better Behaved Than Their Parents – NYTimes.com.