Category: Parenting

Do smart phones lead to teen sex?

Teens with smartphones are twice as likely to be propositioned online for sex and 1.5 times more likely to engage in sexual relations than peers without smartphones according to recent research conducted on almost 2,000 California teens. With 58% of … Continue reading

Questions even Dr. Ramey can’t answer

I enjoy receiving emails from readers, and personally respond to every one within a few days. However, some people ask questions that I really can’t answer.  Here are the most common situations that leave me baffled. 1. Incomplete information. I … Continue reading

Four quick fixes to behavior problems

I work with many parents who expect quick solutions to complex problems. They get frustrated if the wait for fast food is more than a few moments, and complain if it’s more than 30 minutes for a pizza to be … Continue reading

Discussing appropriate clothing

Question My 16-year-old is overweight and is finally starting to attend school dances. She makes her own decisions about clothing, but ends up wearing outfits that are grossly inappropriate given her size. How can I talk with her about this … Continue reading

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