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Teaching Kids About Sex

What I Want For My Daughter When It Comes To Sex

Ferrett Steinmetz | Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents
Ferrett Steinmetz

I refuse to perpetuate, even through the plausible deniability of humor, the idea that the people my daughter is attracted to are my enemy.

Banning the Word 'Penis?' Parenting Fail

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Dr. Logan Levkoff

When we deliberately or inadvertently support our children's use of slang, it's as if we tell them: Yes, there is something gross or silly or ugly about that body part. Don't ever call it by its real name.

Why So Bleak?

Andrew Smiler | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Andrew Smiler

Girls talk about relationships almost exclusively with other girls or women. Boys get to figure it out for themselves, leading the sexes to different levels of understanding about relationships.

Of Meat, Sex Education, and Conservative Ideologies

Cory Silverberg | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Cory Silverberg

Schools can and should teach about the nutritional value of meat. That's what schools do. At home I can and should teach about the ethical and moral weight of eating meat. That's what parents do. The same is true for sex.