Moving from Sex Talk to Sex Conversation
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Moving from Sex Talk to Sex Conversation

We’ll add the audio from Up to Date with Steve Kraske when it becomes available. But here’s the material from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) I discussed on the air, with the annotations taken from our slow, but forthcoming book Consent-Based Sex Education. Key Concept I: Human Development Goals: Help children[1]…

ADD and Zombies: Fearless Medication Management, A Publication Update
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ADD and Zombies: Fearless Medication Management, A Publication Update

When I sent I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD (IAW2BWIN) to press in 2014, I didn’t know what to expect. Nobody was more surprised than I, when tens of thousands of copies sold and I received substantial exposure to my thirteen principals in ADDitude Magazine and other outlets.…

Understanding How A Teen's Conflict in Gender Identity Can Come Out Pretty Great
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Understanding How A Teen's Conflict in Gender Identity Can Come Out Pretty Great

In this segment of Up to Date with Steve Kraske, I’m joined by Peter, a twenty-four-year-old transman who recently underwent top surgery–the removal of breast tissue to to confirm gender. I’ve known Peter for many years and have watched him on his journey from insecure and dysphoric teen to confident and hopeful young adult. As…

Make Consent an Everyday Conversation
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Make Consent an Everyday Conversation

In the wake of the #metoo movement there’s emerged a necessary and welcomed conversation about consent and its importance in the reduction of sexual assault. On the local level there has been a strong emphasis on self-defense classes to help empower individuals against potential attackers. While this is important work, it leaves out a key…

Setting Media Limits with Kids
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Setting Media Limits with Kids

One of the biggest battles for today’s parent is balancing our children’s technology use. As a parent and a therapist, I deal with this in my home and at the office. Although internet/technology addiction has not yet found its way into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, professionals in the mental health field are witnessing the negative…

Fox 4 Therapy Thursday: The Easiest Solution for Limiting Phone and Game Access I've Ever Seen
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Fox 4 Therapy Thursday: The Easiest Solution for Limiting Phone and Game Access I've Ever Seen

I’m pretty tech savvy. I know how to set up an alternative, filtered web browser on my son’s iPhone. I can time his cellular access from the Verizon website. I can shut down my router after 11pm. But even I don’t want to do that every time I need to redirect him to homework or…

Teens and Social Activism
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Teens and Social Activism

When millions of Americans saw the students of Parkland High School speaking before the cameras about their experience of gun violence following a particularly brutal school shooting, many couldn’t believe their poise and disciplined presentation. Many in conservative media claimed they were some kind of “crisis actors” coached by adults to spew a leftist agenda…

Teens Are Saying "Me Too" Too
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Teens Are Saying "Me Too" Too

Rape culture, misogyny, sexual harassment, abuse of power. In the last few months, these terms have all come to the forefront of our national discussion under the banner of the #MeToo movement. But, I can safely say from countless discussions over the last decade that those topics are nothing new to teens and young adults.They’ve…