Age of Un-Innocence

Confronting difficult topics with kids

Appearance and Peer Pressure

Talking with your children about their appearance can be a sensitive topic. For kids, negotiating their identity and dress is not easy considering the models and pressures from the schoolyard to the big screen. However, kids know that parents are their most invaluable resource in identity formation when open and honest exchanges occur. Read More

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John Chirban, Ph.D, Th.D., is a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School.


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