August 25, 2019

This is a truly fantastic piece on sexting, from Girls Leadership. Parents often have a difficult time discussing this topic with their teens, or they assume they don't need to because their child would "know better". My work with teens has led me to better understand...

March 11, 2019

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

February 19, 2019

"Teach consent as a life skill—not just a sex skill—beginning in early childhood, and begin discussing consent and communication in the context of relationships by 5th or 6th grades, before kids start seriously thinking about sex."  Parents can play an important role i...

August 29, 2018

Preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control show that the number of sexually transmitted infections in the US continued to increase in 2017. 45% of chlamydia cases last year were diagnosed in 15- to 24-year-old girls. Syphillis and gonorrhea were on the rise...

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...

July 11, 2018

There is so much more to discuss than just abstinence and STI's. Communication is key, and something that we can start teaching well before the teenage years. Read this to find out why I'm obsessed with the Dutch, and their approach to sex ed...

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...

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 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."

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