Parent Resources, Safety Conversations, & Understanding Kid Culture

What do you do when you feel shame?

September 19, 2017
We all have coping strategies for when we feel bad, sometimes several.  But most people habitually turn to one of four common strategies: Attack the other person for letting this happen Attack themselves for letting this happen Hide from others...
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Reality Check: Here’s what kids face

How is back to school going?  My clients are definitely feeling the shift in routines, and I’ve been lining up parent-ed presentations.  It’s a fun mix of mom’s groups, private events in parent’s homes, big speaking events for schools, and...
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Your teen thinks porn is sex-ed

The horrifying truth is this: Most teens have been exposed to porn.  They can access it at will. They think it’s sex-ed.   Yes, they suspect porn is the real sex-ed, the stuff we’re not telling them.  That it’s the...
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Anya Manes - Talking About Sex - San Francisco

Help your teen make a Good Sex Plan!

I know, I know!  You don’t want to think about your child having sex, but it’s going to happen someday, and wouldn’t it be great if it happened well? You can help your child avoid mistakes, heartache, and possibly disaster...
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#1 Tip for Talking with Kids about Sex

August 15, 2017
It’s been a challenging week.  We’re at the in law’s because Great Grandpa passed away (we had the official Celebration of Life on Monday), plus my two year old is teething with her back molars, and this was the time...
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When and how to talk with your kids about porn

You knew it would happen eventually.  Your sweet innocent child has been exposed to porn, and is now asking you about it.  Or maybe they’re not – is that worse?  How can you possibly open the conversation?  What will you...
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Inspiring change

Changing ourselves is hard.  Changing other people – really hard!  You probably can’t command it, but you can certainly guide and influence.  Whether we want change for ourselves or for our families, it’s going to take some patience as we...
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Talking with your kids about Trump’s trans ban

Wondering what to say?   Trump’s tweets came up today in our coaching call for the Opening the Communication group program.  There’s a lot to unpack, many angles to look at.   Let me zoom out and say this first...
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13 Reasons Why: How to do better than those parents

It’s a tough topic, teen suicide.  But real, very real.   I think I’ve shared before that in my last year teaching, one of the girls in my homeroom, a straight A perfectionistic type from a great family, attempted suicide...
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