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The Sex Talk

The Sudden Need For a 4th Grade Sex Talk

Jeff Bogle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

We had a sex talk plan. That plan was to wait. Wait until 4th grade was over. Wait until we could have the sex talk with our 10-year-old at a leisurely pace and without any nuggets or zingers from it seeping into her classroom chit-chats or into the recess yard banter.

Braving the Sex Talk(s)

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Kids don't lose their innocence when they learn about sex; they lose their innocence when their first understanding of sex comes from pornography, a kid on the school bus or someone other than you.

How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism?

Carrie Cariello | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Carrie Cariello

It was a Sunday morning in late September -- the day after my birthday. I was fuzzily turning pancakes on the griddle while Jack perched at the counter flicking the top to the syrup open and closed and open and closed. Out of nowhere, he asked, "Why was I born with autism?"

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.

The Sex Talk I Had With My Mom When I Was 20

Nadia Cho | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Nadia Cho

This holiday season, I came out to my mom about being sexually active, being bisexual, writing about sex for my college newspaper and then getting a ton of media attention for my column on having sex in the library. But did I also mention that I got straight A's this semester?

Teens, Sex and Why Talking Matters

Cecile Richards | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents
Cecile Richards

If we want to help our kids to make healthy decisions, we have to be clear about our values and about the information we give them on how to stay safe. Nowhere is this truer than those seemingly awkward conversations with teens about sex.

'My Eighth Grader Thinks She's Ready For Sex'

Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My daughter is in the 8th grade and is boy-crazy like all her friends. She has had a crush on a boy in 9th grade for three months and ...

Surprising Things We Can Learn From The Dutch About Sex Education

healthland.time.com | Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

Teen birth rates are eight times higher in the U.S. than in Holland. Abortion rates are twice as high. The American AIDS rate is three times greater t...

Sexual Harassment In Schools -- Studies Say It's Real

Hayley Krischer | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

I was 14. He was 18. He was a big kid. On the football team. (Can I tell you that he became a cop later in life without you judging cops all together? Just giving you an idea of his confidence.)

Sex and Sensibility

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.16.2011 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Even in this more enlightened age, I well remember an exchange I had with a fellow mother when my son was in middle school. The conversation came around to sex and she asked how I approached that red-hot topic with my son.

Confessions of a Failed Parent

Jonathan Black | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Black

I envisioned sitting down with the boys on a bed and starting with, "When boys and girls get older... " only to have them roll their eyes and groan, "We know about that, dad."