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Mom Punishes Daughter for Twerking

Mom Punishes 11-Year-Old Daughter for Twerking

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The fallout continues in the wake of Miley Cyrus’ VMA twerking debacle. Although this form of rump shaking has been around since the early ‘90s, 2013 has officially brought the rear front and center. And 11-year-old Jamie Hena is the latest…

Are We Overcommitting Our Kids?

It is 7:15pm and Angelo, age 10, is sitting at the dinner table. He is not eating dinner, though; he is still doing his homework. Angelo wakes up at 6 am, eats breakfast, gets ready for school, finishes his homework from the day before, and…

Prom & Graduation Parties: How Much Freedom Should You Allow?

It’s an exciting time, a milestone that marks a transition into adulthood. A cap and gown, a tuxedo or prom dress, and a night of celebration are par for the course. Yet as much as you want your teen to enjoy a memorable night out, any mami…

Should You Clean Your Teenager's Messy Bedroom?

UPDATED August 1st, 2016 You open the door and there it is—your teenager's bedroom. No matter how responsible, well-behaved and great your teen might be, you've probably happened upon this scene before: piles of laundry cover the carpet,…

Teaching Our Boys How to Treat Girls & Our Girls to Have Self-Respect

It was Valentine’s Day and I had just picked up my 11-year-old from an extracurricular activity. I asked how his day had been, and specifically, how his Valentine's Day had gone, and he proceeded to tell me the following: A classmate (a…

Golden Rule Week: Teaching Empathy & Compassion to Our Kids

April 4 through 9 is Golden Rule Week, inspired by a 2005 awareness exhibit entitled A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People. This award winning exhibit still tours the country spreading a message of peace and reciprocity.…

Fathers Must Teach Sons That Rape is Unacceptable

Many people are upset with some of the news coverage surrounding the Steubenville rape case because they feel that the media is perpetuating rape culture. While I agree with their assessment, I believe the problem is deeper than the media.…

The Boys Club of New York Helps Moms Raise Successful Sons

If you live in New York City and have a son between the ages of 6 and 20, there is a great place for him to learn leadership skills, have fun, and participate in programs that will help him stay in school and go on to college. Since 1876,…

4 Steps to Stop Judging Others

Why are we so quick to judge others? Are we shocked by their behavior, or just a bit envious because they dare to do or say something we would never do? Perhaps by judging and labeling, we feel superior. However, when the tables are turned…