Category Archive for "Safety Conversations"

How to Sext-Proof Your Child

You know how you flirted when you were a kid?  Our kids do that, too.  The thing is, so much of their communication happens in cyberspace, and the line between flirting and sexting is very very thin.   This is…

Learning from Dr Nassar: what you can do to prevent child sexual abuse

Did you know that I was a gymnast?  Certainly not of the caliber of the girls Dr. Larry Nassar molested, but I identify with those girls, their muscle pains, their love of the sport, their collections of blue and red…

How I Learned To Have Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are not taught well in our culture.  Most of us don’t talk about them with kids at all!  Think back – did your parents talk to you about feeling your boundaries?  About what to do if your boundaries were…

Navigating nudity

The Opening the Communication group program launched last month, and already great questions are being raised!   Let me share with you some nuggets from our discussion on nudity, privacy, and body boundaries. When is it ok (and not ok)…

The ideal age for “the talk”

I went to Amy Lang’s presentation last night, and of course, she was awesome.  You’ve seen her this year and last year on The Talking To Kids About Sex Interview Series, and her talk last night on the basics of…

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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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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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…

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. …

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…