Archive | October, 2013

Sexy Devil, Pirate, Police Officer? Talking Halloween Costumes with your Teen

Source: Yourteenmag.com You’re walking through the store with your daughter, looking for Halloween costumes, and she points to the cat costume. The one that looks more like a shirt than a dress, has a low cut neckline and hugs her body like a glove. “Uhh, are you sure that’s the one you want?” How do […]

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I Was a Smart, Young Woman. So Why Did I Put Up with Domestic Abuse?

Source: Yourteenmag.com By Leslie Morgan Stelner I was 22. I had just graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English. That summer, I moved to New York City for my dream job at Seventeen Magazine. I had no idea that my life would be derailed by a carefully laid physical, financial and psychological trap disguised […]

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Community Event – Clay Roberts to Speak at Paly High School Library

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Paly High School Library Clay Roberts, national trainer and education consultant will share how every adult in our community can work together to help children achieve to their maximum potential. Participants will learn about: • Positive experiences or qualities that influence the choices of children and youth, guiding them to become successful adults • […]

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Palo Alto Firefighters Pancake Breakfast- October 12th 9-1 pm.

October 12th from 9-1 pm Rinconada Park | 777 Embarcadero   This is an annual community event to benefit Project Safety Net (psnpaloalto.com)  Admission is $5 and additional donations are appreciated.  Participate for great prizes in the raffle!

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Is Social Media Ruining Teenage Girls?

Originally posted on whataboutourvoice:
Social media has become an all-consuming culture that people all over the world can’t get enough of. However, it seems to be doing much more harm than good. According to an outstanding expose by Vanity Fair entitled Friends Without Benefits, not only has social media distorted gender roles for young people…

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Ask the Expert: “My Teenage Daughter is Always in her Room”

Source: http://www.yourteenmag.com/ Expert: Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D., – is a clinical psychologist, author of Teenage as a Second Language and creator of ItsATweensLife.com. Question: Several months ago, our 13-year-old daughter started spending a lot of time in her bedroom. She’s asked everyone in our family to always knock on the door before entering. This is new to us. Should we be worried […]

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Do Your Teens Know That You Adore Them?

by Rom Brafman Ph.D., Site Director at La Entrada Middle School It recently occurred to me that few people I have come across truly believe that they are great. Women appear to be even more apt to have difficulties owning their greatness.  Ask someone whether they think they are great and they’re likely to look […]

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