This is the time of year when we embrace what scares us: ghosts, zombies, skeletons. A lot of Halloween stuff is about death, if you think about it…a plenty uncomfortable topic for most of us. And yet we go there this time of year (albeit in a way that puts the subject at a comfortably […]
One Time You Should Never Talk to Your Kid About Sex
As any regular reader of this blog knows, I’m a big fan of talking about sexuality. Having lots of small conversations over many years works best, and there are all kinds of things in daily life that can give parents an opening. But there is one time that the young adults I surveyed often mentioned […]
When It Comes to Talking With Your Kid About Sex, What Have You Done Right?
A lot of the people who come to my workshops on talking with kids about sexuality feel like they don’t know where to start. But most of them have already taken at least some steps toward providing information and/or opening a dialogue. You probably have, too, even if the whole topic still feels a bit […]
Instead of “The Talk,” Try “The Drip Method”
When your parents told you about sex (if they did), was it all at once? A big, overwhelming “The Talk” that left you feeling like a deer in headlights—overwhelmed, and unable to absorb everything they’d said? Give credit where due: Having one big Talk is much better than saying nothing. (And if your parents talked […]