Category: teaching kids about sex

How can I help my daughter make friends?

Today’s question: “My daughter is 9 years old and doesn’t seem to have any friends. There are girls in the neighborhood we carpool with, and kids she goes to school, gymnastics, and temple with, but she doesn’t seek these kids out on the weekends or after school. At recess or on weekends, she prefers playing by … Read more…

Do you want your life to be even better? Study Success

Life is pretty good, right? You’ve got a lovely family, meaningful work, but you’d like to turn the volume up on your life. One way to improve your life is to study successful people. Find someone you admire and pay close attention to WHY you like them so much. I recently attended a memorial service … Read more…

4 things to say to your teens about dress code

Are you hearing about dress code violations at your kid’s school? Dress code in schools is a hot topic! Use it as a teachable moment to have these 4 conversations with your teen. Click here to watch the video. Like it or not, how you look sends a message. Are you sending the message you … Read more…

Boys need sex education talks with mom and dad

I have a problem. Once again, I’ve got more girls with their moms signed up for my Time for The Talk class than I have boys. I’m sure there are lots of reasons why, but I would love your ideas figuring out how to encourage more parents sign their 10-12 year old boys. This class … Read more…

Trusting Your Teen

Trusting your teenager is one of the hardest things to do. We are surrounded by potentially hazardous situations that we feel we need to protect them from. Making the shift from “managing” your teen, to respecting and trusting your teen is SO difficult. It’s just so much easier to focus on what they aren’t doing … Read more…

Can you tell the difference between worry and intuition?

I used to worry A LOT. I worried about bad things happening to my family, money, health, the planet. I worried about burglaries, car accidents, being late, making mistakes, too much screen time, non-organic foods, you name it, I worried about it. Often, when I was in the middle of obsessing about some future calamity, … Read more…

Why you gotta be so mean?

It was the end of lunch time, my freshman year of high school. Girls were gathered in the bathroom talking, fixing hair, applying make up, and getting ready for the bell to ring. About 20 of us girls were gathered in the “vanity room” which had three walls of mirrors and metal counters. One girl … Read more…