Age-appropriate information

Brave talk with a young kid about sex.

I spreak and write all the time about the benefits of talking to young kids about sex and sexuality.  I stand by my perspective that we are doing right by our kids by sharing sound (and developmentally appropriate)  information and our values around sex. And still, it can be hard.  Even where we are progressive, … Continue Reading »

Talking about sexuality in the Waldorf world

I recently spent two days at a New York State Waldorf school.  I know a bit about the Waldorf educational movement.  I have some friends who were Waldorf educated and know folks who chose it for their own kids.  While I don’t choose it for my children, I appreciate this thoughtful approach taken by others.  … Continue Reading »

Hungry Hippos: Starving for good sex ed.

Last week I was lucky enough to spend a couple days offering sexuality education to students in grade 7 through 12. Overwhelmingly, I found them hungry.  Famished, in fact. They are adolescents.  So…. some of them have had sexual experiences with themselves.  Some have had sexual experiences with others.  Some haven’t but are paying close … Continue Reading »

What I wish I had known when I entered puberty

I’ve written before about G Day for Girls and it’s concept to celebrate and empower girls ages 10-12 as they transition into adolescence.  The event was a few days ago and it was pretty awesome.  I’ve written about puberty before but I thought I would share with all of you the top 10 list that … Continue Reading »

Sexually Transmitted Infection Campaigns that Promote Sex. YES.

I sometimes wonder if I downplay the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when I talk to kids about sex and to parents about sex-positive parenting. It’s not that I don’t want people understanding that STIs are a real risk.  It’s just that protecting ourselves requires more than a condom.  It requires a belief that … Continue Reading »

That’s inappropriate! ART v. OBJECT

Last year I went to the Orpheum, the building which houses the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as part of a school field trip with my kids. The google explains that the ‘Orpheum is one of the most beautiful concert halls in North America.‘  I don’t know if that’s true but I know breathtaking when I see it.  Built in … Continue Reading »

New webinars make great gifts for 2014

Guess what? 2014 is the year for learning how to raise sexually intelligent kids. If you have a kid, are going to have a kid, know someone with a kid. If you’re an uncle, aunt, grandparent, god-parent. If you’re a teacher, coach or Big Brother (or sister). Any adult who is commited to seeing young … Continue Reading »