If you take it really seriously, parenthood is the most challenging job you’ll ever have. The hours are long and the pay stinks. It requires the most emotional investment and the greatest patience. And no matter how well you do it, there will always be that nagging little voice in your head wondering, “Should I have handled that differently?” But parenthood is also the most rewarding and important role you’ll ever play. And the good news is that we're all in this together...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


The American psychotherapist, educator and clinical social worker Wendy Maltz came up with a dynamite little acronym for codifying the basics of healthy sexuality that offers a terrific tool to help adolescents and their parents navigate the gnarly ins and outs of social life. The model is  called CERTS, and whether you're sending an adolescent off to college or back into the quagmire of middle/high school, this is a quick and easy formula to help reinforce some basic information about healthy relationships.

When considering romantic entanglements, keep in mind:
   Consent (it needs to be mutual, sober, awake, enthusiastic, verbal – if there are mixed messages, slow down) 

I’d love to see this on every bathroom door of every school and dormitory across the country!

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