| Feb 1, 2011
Q: Your tween has an entire language of symbols and abbreviations that she texts and tweets and posts. Is there any way for you to decipher it?
It is vital for parents to be aware of technology and how it affects their child. Ask them...
| Apr 26, 2011
What's the most memorable advice (good or bad) you received from your mom? Our favorite parenting experts (that includes, of course, regular ol' parents) shared the advice that has stuck with them all these years.
Never leave the house without lipstick....
| Aug 31, 2010
Parents, lawmakers and media executives are given plenty to think about in the American Academy of Pediatrics' policy statement published Sunday. Kids today are bombarded with inappropriate sexual messages and images, the AAP committee said; everything...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 4:52 PM
Ryan Buell was talking about ghosts before it was cool to be a ghost hunter.
Or so he said sitting in the 3rd floor lobby of the Omni Hotel in Chicago.
"It is not just an interesting hobby for me, it's my life" Buell said. "It didn't help me with the...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 10:56 AM
"85A" By Kyle Thomas Smith Bascom Hill Publishing Group, 223 pages, 14.95
At first, Seamus O'Grady, the protagonist of "85A," is really hard to like. He swears like a sailor and seems annoyed by everything and everyone around him.
But slowly, as pages...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 4:41 PM
"The Sunday Papers" radio show, hosted by Tribune reporter Rick Kogan, will feature David Royko, author of "Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol" from 8 to 9 a.m. during the 6:30 to 9 a.m. broadcast on WGN-AM 720.
The Teen Volume book...
| May 2, 2011
A dizzying number of factors can conspire against sexual desire as midlife approaches: depression, medications, illness, career worries, financial pressures, marriage troubles, young children in the home (or an empty nest), the sense that life is half...
| Feb 16, 2011
For decades, American parents were on circumcision autopilot. Conventional wisdom held that the foreskin-free penis was healthier and cleaner. Everyone was doing it, so everyone had it done.
Not so today. Rates of infant circumcision have declined...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
| Jul 27, 2011
Q: I'm new at sex, and I don't know what it feels like to orgasm. How do I know if I'm doing something right, or if I'm messing something up? I'm really confused, and I asked my parents and they were sort of helpful, but they also told me to ask you. In...