Sex Ed

6 Tips for Setting Limits of Grandparents Giving at the Holidays

Posted December 17, 2013 by David James

One of the most important things you can do this holiday season is put limits on the amount of gifts the grandparents get for your kids. Follow these tips to make sure your kids get what they want, grandparents get the enjoyment of giving, and your children don't get spoiled in the process.

A Very Techie Christmas: Join Our Tweet Chat Today at 2pm EST for a Chance to Win

Posted December 11, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Your children are excited for gifts of technology this year, but are you ready to give?

Holiday Giving & Saving: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 12/5 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted December 4, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Come chat with us about Holiday Savings and Giving for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

The Hoopla Over "Is Your Child Gay?"

Posted October 19, 2011 by Maggie Wells

In the last few weeks, there's been quite a lot of talk about the possibility of (gasp!) gay children. What is the fuss really about?

How to Buy Your Daughter's First Bra

Posted February 5, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

There are easy (and relatively painless) ways to buy your daughter her first bra. Here are some hot tips.

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Your Daughter's Puberty

Posted February 4, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Preparing your daughter for puberty is just as much about getting yourself ready. Here are a list of questions for your pediatrician and books for you and your daughter, so things will be less frightening.

The Trouble With Megan's Law

Posted September 27, 2010 by Maggie Wells

Megan's Law was designed to protect children from sexual predators, but do we have the whole story behind what those convictions actually mean? Do all predators comply with registration?

Could a Kit Help You Explain Menstruation?

Posted April 15, 2010 by Deeanna Frankli...

Need to talk to the young girl in your life about menstruation? If you're dreading this conversation, there's a web site and kit that may make this critical talk a little easier.

Best of Parenting Round-Up: Kids and S-E-X Edition

Posted April 2, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

This week's round-up includes posts on how to have a successful sex ed conversation, how to handle pointed questions, and how water balloons have no place in conversations about condoms.

Sex Education: How Much Is Too Much?

Posted March 1, 2010 by Sierra Black

Even I was a little taken aback at a Houston Press article about a recent sex ed pep talk kids at a local middle school received.

Miley Cyrus’s Little Sister Is NOT Designing Kiddie Lingerie, Only Pole Dancing

Posted March 1, 2010 by Lela Davidson

So what if Miley Cyrus' sister Noah is not actually designing kiddie lingerie, as rumored. The truth surrounding the myth is disturbing enough.

Teaching Abstinence-Only Leads to Pregnancy

Posted February 2, 2010 by Lela Davidson

Just say no. When it comes to sex education, preaching abstinence isn't working. For the first time in a long time, teen pregnancy rates are rising. Experts agree the fault lies with abstinence only sex-ed.

News Flash: Teenage Girls Are Getting STDs

Posted January 19, 2010 by Lela Davidson

If your daughter is having sex, chances are she'll get an STD within two years.

The Slaughter of Innocence

Posted November 19, 2009 by Maggie Wells

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I keep hearing the stories of children being killed by their parents, their mother’s boyfriends, the next door neighbor. It feels so common place that we should hear of deaths under the age of 10 that I almost feel like I’m being stupid for raising the question -- but I’ll ask it anyway. Why does it seem like we are killing our children?

Top 10 Reasons Divorce is Not the Answer

Posted March 18, 2009 by Maggie Wells

So you don't love your wife right now. Big deal. You divorce that woman who brought your children into the world and you are in for a heap of guilt and angst that will, rest assured be entirely your fault. Something to think about guys, on your way to dissolving your family unit.

Gay Parenting, Part 2

Posted June 20, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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Wow. It really is happening. All across California gays and lesbians are getting married. Their children, we children will all be legitimized in a way we haven't been before. I spent the weekend talking to a gay dad raising sons (being Father's Day weekend) here's what's been tripping around my conversations. I talked to a few women on the verge of marriage. Here's what I heard and remembered.

Explaining Gay and Lesbian identitites to the Kids, Part 1

Posted May 18, 2008 by Maggie Wells

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With Friday’s State Supreme Court ruling in California the possibility of my mothers being able to marry legally in our state has come up once again. Yay! We are all very excited and hope that wedding bells will ring for our lesbian mothers after twenty years (longer than most of the hetero marriages we know have lasted. So, the only question that remains is what do we tell the children and when? And does it even matter?

It’s Not About Shacking Up…

Posted May 4, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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A recent Associated Press article discusses the growing trend of U.S. colleges to allow for mixed company in dorm living arrangements. This new acceptance of coed cohabitation isn’t what disturbs me; It’s how the parents continue to teach an age-old lie about relationships and what truly matters.