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…

Do you share embarrassing stories about your kids?

Have you ever told shared stories about your kids that they might find embarrassing? I know I’ve caught myself asking for advice or sharing things with friends and than later thinking, “Hmm….I probably shouldn’t have said that.” When our kids were little, we talked about everything: stories about sleep, potty training, tantrums, etc. It’s one … 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…

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…