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Parent Resources, Safety Conversations, & Understanding Kid Culture

Protect your child from porn

Ugh.  Your sweet innocent babe has been exposed to porn, and is now asking you about it.  Or maybe they’re not saying anything – is that worse?  Or maybe your child is totally accessing porn, on purpose.   How can...
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Empowering your child

I talked to one mom recently who knew straight-up that her daughter has trouble with BOUNDARIES.  Here’s the story she told me:   The daughter and her cousin were rough housing and tickle fighting, and it was totally appropriate and...
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Teaching kids to respect themselves and their partners

When I get on the phone with parents, we often talk about how to teach healthy boundaries.   That’s not what they thought they were calling me to talk about.  They thought it was how to explain to their child...
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2017-2018 group program

I am thrilled to announce that the next Opening the Communication group coaching program launches this June.   This is a program in which you’ll learn the skills you need to parent your child’s sexuality.  You’ll get the space, individual...
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Sex-ed of the future

Do you know what our kids are in for?   If you haven’t read Peggy Orenstein’s new book, Girls & Sex, or heard her speak, check out her TED talk.   The moment in her talk that hits me hard...
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Why I do this

My family didn’t talk to us about sex, and it quite literally broke us apart.    One of my family members was friends with the boy next door.  Let’s call my family member “John” and the boy next door “Luke.” ...
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How to have “the talk”

Some parents don’t prepare in any way for having “the talk” with their kids.  They get surprised by a question, feel obligated to answer in that moment, and don’t have any resources to help their child understand what they’re saying. ...
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Is your child playing doctor?

Sexual curiosity is NORMAL.   You might know it’s normal, and yet…   How do you handle it when your child engages in sexualized play?    How do you know if it’s a sign of something more serious, like abuse...
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Swear words and kids

Have you ever noticed how many of our swear words have to do with sex and private parts?   Most of us use swear words rarely, reserving them for moments when we really need to get someone’s attention.  Since it’s...
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