Combating “Princess Syndrome”

You may not find it in a medical textbook, but many young girls suffer from Princess Syndrome daily.  What is Princess Syndrome, you ask?  A girl who suffers from PS lives life as a fairy-tale: focusing only on the pretty things, putting herself as the center of the universe, and obsessing about her looks (even […]

You Got My Child That?

The holidays are filled with so many wonderful things: family, friends, parties, religious endeavors, and, of course,  gifts. All of these things can bring us joy (along with the requisite stress), but it is the gifts that often create the greatest source of concern, especially if you have to worry about what people around you […]

Teenage Girls: Emotional Drinking?

With the fourth of July holiday coming up, research is showing that ER visits double due to alcohol and drug related accidents and injuries.  Coupled with that, teenage substance use is up across the board, following a decades long decline.  Lastly, girls, for the first time in many years, are catching up with their male […]

When is enough, enough? Sexualizing young girls

The video linked below is creating a lot of controversy, and sparking off a great deal of discussion. I was on CBS’ The Early Show, Saturday edition, this morning discussing it. Young girls, between 7 and 9, were filmed at a dance competition dancing to Beyonce’s song “Single Ladies.” They were dressed scantily and dancing […]