“As a parent herself, she brings clear, kind analysis to complex and upsetting circumstances.” –Wall Street Journal

About Emily

Emily Bazelon is a senior editor at Slate, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School.
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The Book

A New York Times Bestseller!

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Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging.
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Recent Appearances

Is Stephen Colbert a bully? Watch Emily’s answer!


And don’t miss Emily’s recent appearances on Morning JoeFresh Air, and Morning Edition.


SOLUTIONS TO BULLYING

I wanted to tell you that before I read “Sticks and Stones,” I’d been struggling to find a way to approach a school bullying incident with one of my children. He was totally stonewalling me — he didn’t want to talk about it. But when I started to tell him about the book, he opened up, and we got the conversation started.” – KJ Dell’Antonia, from The New York Times‘ Motherlode blog.


The “Dead, Dead, Dead at 75” Edition

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The “Spanking” Edition

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Who Gets to Stay?

What kind of violence abroad should allow women and children to win asylum in the United States? The recent influx of both families and kids traveling on their own from Central America is adding the urgency of large numbers to this question. So far, th……
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The “They May Take Our Lives, but They’ll Never Take Our Freedom” Edition

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Relax, Parents

It’s obligatory: Every generation of adults must panic about kids and sex. In their new book Kids Gone Wild, Joel Best and Kathleen Bogle begin with quaint, bygone examples: a 1920s New York Times story in which mothers complained about “petting parties” and a 1950s book that warned girls against the “heavy necking” involved in going steady. More recently, parental and societal alarms have sounded over “rainbow parties,” in which girls supposedly leave different rings of lipsticks, in different shades, around the penises of boys they have—yuck, in my own moment of parental squeamishness, I refuse to finish that sentence. Another color-coded modern-day scare: “sex bracelets,” in which the color of the bracelet is reported to stand for the act performed.


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