Category: teaching kids about sex

Can you tell the difference between worry and intuition?

I used to worry A LOT. I worried about bad things happening to my family, money, health, the planet. I worried about burglaries, car accidents, being late, making mistakes, too much screen time, non-organic foods, you name it, I worried about it. Often, when I was in the middle of obsessing about some future calamity, … Read more…

Why you gotta be so mean?

It was the end of lunch time, my freshman year of high school. Girls were gathered in the bathroom talking, fixing hair, applying make up, and getting ready for the bell to ring. About 20 of us girls were gathered in the “vanity room” which had three walls of mirrors and metal counters. One girl … Read more…

When an intuitive child hits puberty

We all start out listening to our own internal GPS. If Great Aunt Mary wants us to hug her, and we don’t want to, we won’t. If a movie is too loud, we will cry, hide, or just walk out. If we want to wear our favorite Doc McStuffins nightgown everyday to school, no amount … Read more…

Are you being lied to?

“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Walter Scott Nobody likes being lied to but when we lie to ourselves it creates a lot of confusion and discontent. We get the feeling that something is wrong, but we can’t pin point exactly what it is. Before we can improve … Read more…

Raising Respectful Sons in the digital age

I held off as long as I could. When boys came over to play, screens went off.  I wanted to see boys running, jumping and climbing.  I loved to listen to their inventions and creativity.  I would rather have them make a mess or dive off my stairs, then see those precious faces zoned out in … Read more…

Why is it so hard to talk to kids about sex?

So many parents WANT to talk to their kids about puberty, sexuality, love and intimacy. We want our kids to come to us with problems, concerns, and questions and to respond to them honestly about such an important topic. So why is it so hard? It’s hard because it is REALLY important. It’s hard because … Read more…

Why do you do this?

I am holding the phone in my hand, sweating and pacing around my bedroom.  I’m 21 and I’m working up the nerve to call my parents.  I am going under general anesthesia in 14 hours for minor, elective surgery, and I figured they should know.   I am terrified to tell them because the surgery is … Read more…