February 2010 Entries
Last Friday, you couldn’t turn on a television without seeing major coverage of Tiger Woods’ now famous apology. (I had my opportunity to chime in on CBN’s Newswatch that day as well.) I was fascinated by how this story captivated not only media, but everyday people going about their business. Everyone had an opinion. You didn’t have to be a golf enthusiast to follow the story.
Dr. Judith Wallerstein is known for her research on the long-term effects of divorce. Her book, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25-Year Landmark Study, reconfirms that divorce is not an event children quickly get over. In fact, the effects of divorce on children are profound and cumulative.
In recent weeks, Mrs. Obama launched her campaign on preventing childhood obesity. As an eating disorder specialist, I applaud her for bringing awareness to this issue. However, the way she brought awareness to this issue is exactly what I recommend you NOT do -- talk about the weight on your children.
It begins with attraction. You see him across a crowded room and can't take your eyes off of him. The passion that burns inside helps you overlook the fact that he can’t make a move without consulting his mother. Who cares? You are in love! And that initial desire burns intensely, rendering you oblivious to the red flags waving in the air.
Recently, I received a tweet inviting me to meet actor Matthew McConaughey’s new baby. This is the second child born to McConaughey and his girlfriend, Brazilian model Camila Alves. The happy couple was delighted to welcome little baby Vida into “the family”. Her parents are not married. They live together and reportedly are in no hurry to get married. Why?