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Parent Resources, Safety Conversations, & Understanding Kid Culture

What to do when your child drops a zinger

Has this happened to you?   You’re listening to the radio and your child asks about a word they don’t understand.  A mom at one of my workshops dodged the question when her son asked what Prince meant by “Cream”. ...
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the Sleepover Question

Is this tricky for you?   Sleepovers.  Such a milestone!  I have nostalgic memories of sleeping over at my best friend’s house.  We got to eat Kraft mac n’ cheese for dinner!  At my house, processed foods were frowned upon. ...
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When your kid says they know it all

Is this your child?   Your child is going on a playdate to a friend’s house, and you want to review the rules of safe play, including the rules around private parts…and your child impatiently brushes you off.   Your...
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What can and can’t be talked about

Have you made the rules clear? I find this is a step which many families skip.  It’s the invisible, unspoken piece which adds or detracts from our comfort with each other.  It’s the “culture” and “common sense” that we expect...
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The biggest mistake people make re Boundaries

Did anyone directly teach you about Boundaries?  No? Me neither. Don’t you wish someone had?   Most of us fumble through, making mistakes over and over before we hopefully learn from them. Much of that can be avoided though, with a little bit...
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Bribes and Body Boundaries

Recently I was interviewed for the Raising Toddlers Courageously online conference, all about sexual abuse prevention and body boundaries and consent.  Besides talking about those, I mentioned incentivizing…specifically, how we’d used gummy bears to get our toddler into her car...
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My 13 year old son Googled porn…

A mom posted to a private group, asking for suggestions.  She shared that her 13 year old son tried to Google porn on his phone.   There were a variety of responses from the other parents.  The assumption was that...
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You’re getting the content – want the discussion?

You’re reading all this content, and maybe you’re processing in your own time and life, but…the most interesting part of any workshop is the Q &A, right?  When you get to ask your questions, and hear how others are thinking...
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The Sex-ed Lab Practical

Did you have lab practicals in school?   It’s when your science teacher tests your skills, but not on paper.  You actually have to interact, do the thing, to show that you know how.  Most science activities are practice.  The...
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