Torie Stories

Marlene and I probably have spent more time thinking about our childhood sex education and adolescent experiences than all our readers combined. One of the ways to get kids to open up and trust us with important topics is to tell stories about embarrassing/silly things we did when we were kids. They love hearing that … Read more…

Discover questions

“How was your day?” Fine “What did you learn at school?” Nothing. We ask our kids questions all the time, “How much homework do you have?” “Can you take out the trash?” “Did you have fun at the birthday party?” but to show your kids they can talk to you about anything, try asking them … Read more…

How to START an awkward conversation with your child

“My child has never asked me anything about sex. How do I START the conversation with them?”  I get this question a lot from parents who haven’t said a word to their kids about how babies are made, and they are nervous to approach a topic they know will be met with resistance. The easiest … Read more…

Teach your daughter to stand up to inappropriate “Boy Talk”

I’ve hung out with enough boys to know that when you get a group together, they tend to evolve to the lowest common denominator and sex, poop and fart jokes seem to always be on the agenda. On their own they are sweet, upstanding men, but put them together and the bottom dwelling humor emerges … Read more…

Can parents help with the emotions of puberty?

I LOVE this question that comes from the question bag in our live class (with some spelling corrections 🙂 “Is there anything my parents can do to help me with the emotions of puberty?” ABSOLUTELY! There are lots of things parents can do to make the emotions of puberty better, or worse. Having these tools in … Read more…