August 31, 2018

Parents, this is a fantastic piece about a subject I repeatedly deal with in my ADOLESSONS work-- kids seeing porn before they have real world sexual context in which to process the images they are viewing. Some come across it unintentionally, while others are watching...

This smart piece blows the lid off the misconception that kids with "private" accounts are somehow protected from the full range of content available through social media platforms. Are your kids on Musical.ly.? Read this. They're not on Musical.ly.? Read this anyhow--...

February 7, 2018

Here's an eye-opening piece on teens and porn. Parents, buckle your seatbelts and read on. The technology and easy access to online pornography is not going away, so how do you plan to discuss this topic with your teens? And what conversations are you having with young...

September 21, 2017

I'm adding this to the Adolessons required reading list. This topic is so near and dear to my heart. We MUST start having more open communication with our teens about love, dating, sex and how the digital world, including online pornography exposure, plays into the rel...

March 11, 2017

This topic keeps coming up in each an every one of my parenting seminars, so I dug up this piece from 2014. Figuring out the right messaging for our kids is challenging, to say the least.  
“One of our recommendations is that children should be taught about relati...

February 24, 2017

I had the opportunity to see Gail Dines speak last night. Parents, if you haven't already educated yourselves on the topic of raising kids in the world of digital pornography, buckle your seat belts and watch her TED talk. This discussion comes up in my parenting talks...

May 14, 2016

In recent years, I noticed a new trend in my clinical practice. During pap smears and pelvic exams, older teens and young women increasingly started to ask me about the appearance of their labia-- whether they appeared normal. I absolutely agree with Rachel Simmons tha...

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