Debi Jackson, Mother Of Transgender Child, Gives Moving Speech “My daughter is six years old. She transitioned, which means she changed her outward appearance from male to female and started living full time as her true gender, when she was four. Until that point she was quite a rough and tumble little boy with a buzz cut and a shark tooth necklace.” And so begins the absolutely beautiful speech Debi Jackson gave earlier this year about her transgender daughter, AJ, at the Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City.
‘Am I Normal?’: Hilariously dated sex education film on male puberty, 1979 With all the back-to-school talk this time of year, I’m reminded of the dreaded middle school period, when suddenly our own bodies turn on us. Many of us who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s remember being forced to watch sex education films in health class, and while these little movies had the best intentions—attempting to help us navigate the most-awkward of life’s phases—all they really did was make us giggle. Am I Normal?: A film about male puberty is one such film. Our hero here is Jimmy, a boy of about thirteen who’s been waking up to sticky sheets and experiencing random boners. seek.com Wait! 4 common email mistakes to avoid Career advice – 31 July 2015 Sending a clear, concise and grammatically correct email seems like a no-brainer. We all send them, whether it’s to colleagues or external workers; from our phones, homes, or desks, and yet consistently, mistakes are made.
Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm? : Shots - Health News hide captionWith tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children. iStockphoto With tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children. When it comes to media, parents all want to know: How much is too much for my child?
The Daily SuDoku Welcome to the Daily SuDoku! Today's SuDoku is shown on the right. Click the grid to download a printable version of the puzzle. To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way : Shots - Health News hide captionNeed a hand with those dishes? iStockphoto Motivating children to stop playing and help out with chores isn't exactly an easy sell, as most parents and teachers will attest. But how you ask can make all the difference, psychologists say. If you say something like, "Please help me," the kids are more likely to keep playing with their Legos. But ask them, "Please be a helper," and they'll be more responsive, researchers report Wednesday in the journal Child Development.
Beloved teen Sam Berns dies at 17 after suffering from rare disease Saturday night could have been a moment for Sam Berns to celebrate -- standing in the middle of Gillette Stadium, flanked by some of his beloved New England Patriots, and no doubt cheered heartily by the nearly 70,000 fans surrounding him. But it wasn't to be. Instead of having Berns as an honorary captain in their NFL playoff with the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots held a moment of silence for the young man who inspired them and many others as he lived with progeria, which causes premature, accelerated aging. "Do it for Sammy!"
Parks and Menstruation: Sexism, Bears, and the National Park Service As the drought-filled days of summer drag on, many Americans will make one last effort to visit our nation's national parks. But a report published earlier this year by a researcher at Yellowstone National Park may lead some of us to think twice before packing up for a backcountry trip. Kerry A. Gunther*, bear management biologist at Yellowstone National Park explains in his information paper "Bears and Menstruating Women," "The objective of this paper is to present the data available on this subject so that [campers] can make an informed choice when deciding whether or not to hike and/or camp in bear country during their menstrual period." In the end, the author concludes that, "There is no evidence that grizzly and black bears are overly attracted to menstrual odors more than any other odor." However, those of us who menstruate should take the recommended precautions that include using tampons instead of pads, and packing out used tampons and pads out in a double baggie.
Mom's Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby's Genes : Shots - Health News hide captionEven before you were a twinkle in your mom's eye, what she ate — and didn't eat enough of — may have helped shape you. George Marks/Getty Images Even before you were a twinkle in your mom's eye, what she ate — and didn't eat enough of — may have helped shape you. Pregnant women have heard it time and time again: What you eat during those nine months can have long-term effects on your child's health. Heck, one study even found that when pregnant women eat a diverse diet, the resulting babies are less picky in the foods they choose.