Parenting from the Trenches

GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION – A PRIMER

Do you consider yourself a boy or a girl? For many, those labels don’t apply. There’s more to gender identity than simply labeling people “boys” or “girls”. Current research shows that a child’s sense of gender identity is established as early as the age of three.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION INFORMATION FOR PARENTS, KIDS AND COUNSELORS

Each episode of season one of “13 Reasons Why” outlines a different reason Hannah decided to take her own life, ranging from being “slut shamed” to experiencing sexual assault firsthand. A powerful commentary on the complex cultural moment teens are forced to navigate—and a haunting portrayal of the escalating problem of teen suicide in our society—the series quickly became a polarizing cultural phenomenon.

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GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION – A PRIMER

Do you consider yourself a boy or a girl? For many, those labels don’t apply. There’s more to gender identity than simply labeling people “boys” or “girls”. Current research shows that a child’s sense of gender identity is established as early as the age of three.

Read More »

SUICIDE PREVENTION INFORMATION FOR PARENTS, KIDS AND COUNSELORS

Each episode of season one of “13 Reasons Why” outlines a different reason Hannah decided to take her own life, ranging from being “slut shamed” to experiencing sexual assault firsthand. A powerful commentary on the complex cultural moment teens are forced to navigate—and a haunting portrayal of the escalating problem of teen suicide in our society—the series quickly became a polarizing cultural phenomenon.

Read More »

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