June 23, 2019

A worthwhile read and great example of the stereotypical way that teens are depicted in the media. Today's teens are participating in high-risk behaviors at much lower rates than past generations and I appreciate the fact that the authors highlight which behaviors and...

March 11, 2019

"When we refuse to teach students about sex, we don’t stop sex — we just make it more dangerous."

Talking with teens about sex should be about so much more than just STD's, unwanted pregnancy, and the legal definition of consent.  Here is a wise take on the subject...

January 12, 2018

This!!  Right here!  THIS is why I love what I do.  There are so many aspects of ADOLESSONS that I enjoy, and my absolute favorite is helping parents find the courage and confidence to start incredible conversations with their kids.  If you can talk with your kids open...

October 30, 2017

Let's change the script for boys-- they deserve meaningful conversations about sex.  "Teenage boys are inherently capable of having rich and mutually fulfilling relationships. They want to know about love, they want to know how to show love, and how to be loved in heal...

September 23, 2017

This article makes the very important point that we as parents, health professionals, educators, and researchers need to do a better job of asking teens the right questions, so that we can more effectively counsel them regarding sexual health: "sexuality doesn’t develo...

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...

June 10, 2017

The topic of consent came up the other day, so I am revisiting the cup of tea video. (language/ F-bomb alert, but it's hilarious and makes the point well). Unconscious people don't want tea. "Whether it's tea or sex, consent is everything."

May 2, 2017

American sex ed has a long way to go. I like the way this topic is approached in the Netherlands, where children are taught about feelings, friendship, love, and respect starting at a very early age. Their questions are answered simply and honestly, in a developmentall...

April 10, 2017

Check out Andrew P. Smiler, Author's fantastic guideline for conversations about sex with your son (or daughter!!!). Note, that's conversations, plural. Don't try to squeeze it all into one talk.

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