Category Archive for "Strategy"

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) for…

Having those hard conversations

October is Let’s Talk Month, and there are so many ways conversations about sex and relationships can start.  Are you ready for any and all of these?   Sometimes your child drops a zinger of a conversation starter.  One of…

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…

The #1 way to empower your child

Have you ever felt clueless?  Like you didn’t know what to do, what should happen, how you fit in to the situation?  It feels pretty powerless.   You and I both want our kids to feel more confident, more powerful,…

What do you do when you feel shame?

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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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…

#1 Tip for Talking with Kids about Sex

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…

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…