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…

How to stay close to your child after completing Time for the Talk

After wrapping up my last session of Time for the Talk, one of the mom’s mentioned that she was feeling concerned about how to stay close to her daughter now that the session was ending. Before taking my class, she said she couldn’t even “breathe right” in her daughter’s eyes, but now had earned some … Read more…