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Dr. Barbara Greenberg has been a parenting expert for Galtime for the past two years. In all of her articles she provides parents with strategies to deal with topics that are both timely and relevant. Like all of the articles on Galtime, hers are upbeat, fun and informative and have a large audience of followers.


By Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., Teen & Parenting Psychologist

You know that my mission as a teen psychologist is to keep you aware of all trending teen topics and all teen trends. .First, I’d like to address the teen trend in the United States referred to as “gallon smashing.”


By Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., Teen & Parenting Psychologist

After all of these years of listening to parents talk about their teenage sons and daughters, I can say with tremendous confidence that there is much more focus on the mental health and emotional well-being of daughters.


By Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., Teen & Parenting Psychologist

We don’t talk about this subject out loud now, do we? I’ve heard evidence of this phenomenon at the hairdresser, nail salon, at high school softball games, and at the grocery store. Mothers move in closer to each other and start to talk to one other very seriously and very competitively about their kids’ achievements, successes, activities but certainly not about their disappointments, feelings, or emotional concerns.


By Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., Teen & Parenting Psychologist

I know and you know that our teens are busy evaluating each other. Today, though, even I was shocked when I learned that the male teens at Issaquah High School in Washington have a tradition of rating the teen girls on their hotness level. They have a specific website designated for this.


By Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., Teen & Parenting Psychologist

As if you don’t already have enough to talk to your teens about – here is one more topic. And, this one may be almost as tricky as talking about that dreaded subject – sex and when to do it and when not to do it. We’re talking about MONEY, moola, cash.


By Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., Teen & Parenting Psychologist

Dear Dr. G., I am a perplexed mother. My daughter came home from college (her sophomore year) for the Jewish holidays on Thursday. I was looking through her packed bag to see what needed to go in the laundry when I came across… guess what, a package of birth control pills. My reaction surprised me. I went into my room and cried.


By Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., Teen Parenting Psychologist

Oh no, we are concerned about our teen daughters and body image, our teen daughters and eating disorders, our teen daughters and depression, and sexuality and self-esteem. I apologize profusely for adding yet another issue to your list of issues to be concerned about.


By Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., Teen & Parenting Psychologist

There is absolutely no question that when we become mothers something very deep and visceral changes deep within us. The statement “You’ll understand when you have kids” really is true, isn’t it? As a mother…