There’s a reason videos of puppies and kittens get so much traction on social media: We’re just drawn to them, to their cuteness and antics and smallness. In real life, kittens and puppies are even more appealing. Kids may like small animals even more than adults do, being small and active themselves. Kids, like adults, […]
The 3 Most Important Things to Tell Kids about Puberty
If your kid is in late elementary school, you may be thinking you should talk about puberty one of these days. But…maybe not just yet, because…well, awkward! And where do you start? No worries. Although puberty is a complicated process physically and emotionally, the essential things you need to tell your child are pretty easy. […]
My Toddler Touches…Down There. Should I Worry?
It’s one of those things that isn’t in the parenting manual. You’re going along in an ordinary day, juggling naptimes and sippy cups…and out of the corner of your eye, you see your toddler rubbing their privates. Yikes! Now your heart is pounding and your head is spinning. OMG! Is that really what’s happening?! But […]
The Smart Way to Protect Kids’ Innocence
No parent wants their child to grow up too quickly or be exposed to things they’re not emotionally equipped to handle. We want to give them room to be children without adult worries. It’s our job to protect them, physically and emotionally, while we help them grow up at a gentle pace. Wanting to protect […]
TalkStarter for Adults: The Funny Side of the Birds & the Bees
If you’re feeling awkward about telling your kids about the birds and the bees, or even talking with your partner about sex, let a little humor help you through. Think about children you’ve known over the years: your own, or a friend’s children, or kids you knew growing up. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever […]
School Open House? Learn about Health Ed
If your kids are in school, chances are you’ll be invited to an open house this fall. I hope you’ll go, for many reasons—one of which is that it’s a great chance to learn what your kids will be learning about health and sexual health. You might think health ed isn’t as important as math […]
Should Your Kids See You Naked?
When kids are infants, privacy is nonexistent. Nursing babies spend a lot of time with mom’s bare breasts. You might keep an eye on little ones by bringing them into the bathroom when you pee or shower (I sure did). They may sleep in the same bedroom you do. We see our babies naked all […]
When Your LGBTQ Child Starts Dating
When any kid begins dating, it can be a little weird for parents. It’s one of those unmistakable signs that your baby is growing up. Your child is going off into the world in a different way. They’re making strong emotional connections that have nothing to do with you. They may be (gulp!) doing sexual […]
What Teens Learn from Self Pleasuring
I know, I know…it’s almost too weird to even think about. But you remember being a teen. You remember the sexual feelings that could be so strong, whether or not you acted on them. So if you’re the parent of a teen, you have an idea what’s going on for them, even if, you know, […]
TalkStarter for Adults: What Was the Most Helpful Thing Your Parents Said about Sex?
It’s easy to think about all the ways your parents didn’t do a great job teaching you about sexuality: the facts they avoided telling you, the times they freaked out or got judgy, the conversations they shut down, the things you wish you’d known. But they probably didn’t get it all wrong. Likely they told […]
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