Glee Wakes Us Up on Bullying…and Teen Life

I was away this week when Glee’s “Never Been Kissed” episode first aired. Being a huge Bon Jovi fan, my 13 year old daughter couldn’t wait for me to get home so she could watch the episode again with me. “You’re going to love it!”, she told me. “But, there are some surprises in the episode...so I should warn you.” So, we plopped on the couch and got into our watching positions. I had heard mixed … [Read more...]

Supermodels Should Model. Doctors Should Give Health Advice. Ok?

There is a sort of kindred spirit among parents that can be wonderfully supportive. It can help other parents feel not so lost as they sort out issues with their own kids, regardless of age, and especially for first time and expectant parents. This special club of parents is most useful as a gigantic support group, though, just to listen, laugh and provide that well placed hug when the work of … [Read more...]

A Reality Check on The Jake and Vienna Breakup

The Bachelor Series may be doing well in terms of "successful" season completions but not so well in terms of successful pairings! With Jake and Vienna splitting, not a single Bachelor has successfully found his soul mate on the show as the show is designed. Sure, Jason married Molly but Molly was actually his #2 choice during the actual show so that doesn't really count in the end, despite the … [Read more...]

Celebrity Behavior Out of Control: Williams and West UnPlugged

Did you see these recent celebrity outbursts?First, Serena Williams on the court of of the US Open showing one of the worst displays of poor sportsmanship ever displayed by an elite athlete in a very, very long time:Second, Kanye West at last night's VMA awards attempting to steal Taylor Swift's thunder (only to have it backfire the entire evening):William's refuses to apologize, making matters … [Read more...]