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Talking to Daughters About Sex

8 Reasons I Want my Daughter to Date Whenever She's Ready

Emma Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Emma Johnson

It' s my duty to help them seek balance and strive for success in every part of their lives. But starting now, at ages 3 and 5, I hope my children start to absorb the message that dating is positive. Their bodies' signals are natural and beautiful.

3 Things Little Girls Need From Their Fathers

Joyce McFadden | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

As her father, you have the power to make certain she knows your love is steadfast, and that she won't have to choose between your love and her maturation.

3 Things Your Little Girl Needs From You That You May Not Realize

Joyce McFadden | Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

While you're buying your daughter little candy hearts to pass out for Valentine's Day, remember: The more respect you teach her to have for her body -- which includes her sexual anatomy -- the greater her chances for a happy love life.

15 Questions Every Mom Of Daughters Should Ask Herself

Joyce McFadden | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

If we want to dilute social pressures on our girls to be sexy, we have to offer them an alternative.

What We Aren't Telling Our Daughters About Sex

Joyce McFadden | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Joyce McFadden

In an effort to keep our daughters safe, are we adding to the illusion mothers are asexual? Are we selling that to our daughters as the future they have to look forward to?

How Do We Influence the Women Our Daughters Become?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

There's one area in which we consistently fail to support our daughter's confidence and self-worth: When it comes to talking to our daughters about sexuality, we leave them out in the cold.

How Mothers Unintentionally Harm Their Daughters' Self-Confidence

Joyce McFadden | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Joyce McFadden

Although we don't mean to, we mothers often model for our daughters our own insecurities and the way we ourselves succumb to ridiculous standards of beauty.

Teaching Our Daughters About Sex: Sexual Mothers, Sexual Daughters

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

We as mothers are putting our own fears ahead of our daughters' well being, and we have to confront this crisis of confidence in order to offer our girls more grounding in sexual vitality.