Teen pregnancy statistics

  Since the 1990’s, U.S. teen pregnancy rates have been dropping steadily. Unplanned, teen pregnancies can have significantly negative emotional, social and financial consequences. When teen pregnancy rates started dropping, it looked like one of the contributing factors to the decrease in teen pregnancies, was the increase in oral sex and access to online porn, … Read more…

How can you tell if it’s peer pressure?

I loved this question I got from a ten-year-old boy so much I wanted to answer it here. Q – How do you know if you are doing something out of peer pressure, or because you really want to? A – When we feel pressured to do something, we feel a heaviness or tension in … Read more…

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…