Category Archives: Heads Up, Parents

17 Feb
Carta de Una Psiquiatra a los Jóvenes Acerca de las “Cincuenta Sombras de Grey”

Por Miriam Grossman MD. Psiquiatra. Traduccion Silvia Maldonado Versión original en http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/an-open-letter-to-young-people-about-fifty-shades-of-grey/ {La letra se puede imprimir aquí:Carta de una Psiquiatra a los Jovenes acerca de las Cincuenta Sombras de Grey. Darle a alguien que usted ama – lo puso en su mochila , o en su almohada . Simplemente hazlo.} No hay nada gris en

11 Feb
A Psychiatrist’s Letter to Young People About “Fifty Shades of Grey”

{ Many of you have asked that I provide my letter to young people as a PDF. Download A Letter to Young People About Fifty Shades of Grey here. } There’s nothing grey about Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s all black. Let me explain. I help people who are broken inside. Unlike doctors who use x-rays

03 Feb
Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey – How to Talk to Your Child about Sadomasochism

Mom, who’s Mr. Grey? Dad, what do those handcuffs mean? Parents, get ready for questions. As the release of Fifty Shades of Grey on February 13th nears, an aggressive marketing campaign is underway that romanticizes sexual violence. Don’t underestimate the impact of the hard sell on your kids. Even if they don’t see the film, they are absorbing

25 Jan
Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey Part 4: The Danger to Your Son

The purpose of my Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey is to provide the insights and tools parents need to protect their children from the idea that violence and humiliation can be erotic. In Part 1, I gave introductory information. In Part 2 and Part 3, I focused on the harm posed by

17 Jan
Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey: More Danger to Your Daughter

January 17, 2015 In my previous blog, Part 2 of my Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey, I argued that emotional or physical abuse is never ok in an intimate relationship, even with both parties’ consent. Some people contend that if permission to be harmed is freely made, it’s a sound choice, and

13 Jan
Fifty Shades of Grey: The Danger to Your Daughter

Is this relationship healthy or sick? January 11, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey follows Ana, a college student inexperienced in love, as she enters a dark relationship with a troubled man, rescues him from his inner demons, marries him, and rides with him into the sunset. Excluding hard pornography, I believe Hollywood has never produced

04 Jan
Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey – Part I

January 5, 2015 As a child and adolescent psychiatrist I’m in a unique position. Young people walk in my office, sit down, and open their hearts. Soon their secrets spill out: I was drugged and raped. I’m sleeping with my best friend’s fiancee. My girlfriend had an abortion. I want to die. I’ve spent the

30 Oct
Take it slow, because true love waits. But will this research reach those who need it most?

October 30, 2012 Take it slow, because true love waits. But will this research reach those who need it most? Postponing sexual activity is smart, especially for girls. Otherwise they’re at higher risk for genital infections, out-of-wedlock pregnancy and birth, abortion, maternal and child poverty, cervical cancer, and depression. That’s nothing new. What is new