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The Birds, The Bees and The BJs: Three reasons why I had to expand on “The Talk” with my sons

by Lynn Zakeri, LCSW
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I joke that I am a “woke mom.” Not only am I a mother to two teens, and not only was I once a pretty savvy teen myself, but I also get to hear the inner lives of teens every day in my office as a therapist, which keeps me current.

I remember once, early in my practice, when a 15-year-old girl left my office and turned back to longingly say to me, “I bet you are such a cool mom.” I laughed and said what I always say to comments like this: “It is not so easy to practice what I preach when the heart is involved.”… More

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Acupuncture for Kids?

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Let me just start by answering my own question…a resounding YES! Acupuncture for children has a long, rich history beginning in China and (insert excited emoji here), it’s gaining popularity in the States!

As a pediatric acupuncturist, I’m often asked two questions when it comes to providing this medicine to children:… More

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The Lessons I Learned from Childhood Help Me Promote Civil Rights As an Adult

by Robbin Miller
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I recently published my first chapter book for children, A Girl’s Dream to Play Little League Baseball with Boys The themes of my memoir are grit, persistence, and tenacity in achieving your goals despite the boos, jeers, and name calling that can happen to you on your life’s journey. I overcame those obstacles by believing I was doing the right thing in playing little league with boys when it was the first year that girls were legally allowed to play: 1975. I thank my parents and my brother for being my greatest cheerleaders in seeing me cross the sidelines to play little league with boys…. More

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What is ADHD?

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“ADHD, the energy to do anything. The focus to accomplish nothing.”

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic medical condition which often begins in childhood and continues into adulthood. It is thought to affect 3–9% of school-age children and young people and about 2% of adults worldwide…. More

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Ready to Throw in the Towel?

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Sometimes, it seems like life is just too much.

Too many demands on our time. Too many commitments. Too many responsibilities. Too many media stories or advertisers trying to grab our attention. Too much weight on our shoulders. Too much whining!… More

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