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Welcome to the "Let’s Talk About" blog page. Below you will find links to full blog posts written by parents and other experts in the field of family communication about sex.
By Helen Young
We tend to think about trouble with body image, and all of the psychological issues that come with it, as a girls' problem. It’s true that the majority of eating disorders and body image problems impact girls, but more and more boys are experiencing pressure to have a certain kind of body. As a result, boys are increasingly experiencing body-related anxiety.
Have you ever had a conversation with your child and wish you could have a "Re-do"? You can! Here’s how.
Today, access to porn is simple—whether or not you seek it out. What is difficult is determining what kids need to know about porn, even before they are exposed to it. How do we communicate to children that pornography is not “real sex”?
October is Let’s Talk Month,, so let’s get real. Let’s face it, there will be a first time. 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?
The issue of how to talk to our kids about sex can be a complicated one for everyone, for parents of queer youth, doing so can raise some additional issues. So, here are 5 things parents of LGBT teens can keep in mind when gearing up for the sex talk.
We believe parents can start educating children about consent and empowerment as early as 1 year old and continuing into the college years. It is our sincere hope that this education can help us raise empowered young adults who have empathy for others and a clear understanding of healthy consent.
These days, most parents understand that covertly placing a children’s book about reproduction on the end of the bed does not count as sex education, but we’re often confused about what is the right age to have The Talk with kids.
For a long time, my frame of reference for kid-appropriate discussions of gender has been the simple penis=boy/vulva=girl model from my own childhood. But I’ve been adamant about not wanting to teach that to my son.
As a parent, I am already doing my best to encourage sex positive attitudes in my children, even if they are too young to know what sex is.
Let’s face it: regardless of whether or not we are teaching our kids about sex, they are learning about sex. And what they are learning – from the media, friends, and the Internet – may not be accurate, nor reflect the values we have and want to impart to our children.