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  1. Preteens and Teens
    My daughters are both quite thin, but my 11-year-old's friend's mom was asking me how to handle talking about weight to her 11-year-old daughter, who is putting on a bit. She doesn't want to make her daughter feel bad about her weight and she doesn't want to create body issues, but at the same...
  2. Preteens and Teens
    Hi everyone, My daughter is going through some changes that I've been concerned about for the past few months. I'm not sure what else to do so I'm asking for your input. She clearly has what is called "Female Athlete Triad" (http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/triad.html if it's ok...
  3. Preteens and Teens
    Cross posted in mental health My 12 yr old has phobias. Here is a list: fish butterflies/moths caves The last 2 are not life altering, but the fish one is a bit. She will not swim in lakes, rivers, oceans...she will not go on boats - she may come into contact with fish. It is sad - we...
  4. Preteens and Teens
    What are your thoughts on teens and body modification? I have a 16 year old, 17 in the fall. She wants to dye her hair blue. I said fine, but let me get the family portraits done first. She wants to get facial piercings (nose, eyebrow, has mentioned tongue). She also wants to stretch her ears...
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