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Newsflash! Your seven-year old daughter comes out of a restaurant bathroom and announces, in full outside voice, that the F-word was boldly scrawled on the wall of her stall. Well, your first thought probably isn’t, “Wow, she can...

Not the type of boots this time…So with all this new stuff about media and what our children see, I thought I would take my daughter to a “real show.”  Hairspray was being performed by a local theater company.

Anne Claire...

As your child stumbles into puberty, she needs guidance and reassurance.  Knowing what to expect ahead of time can go a long way to ease the awkwardness and improve body confidence.

Check out Dr. Holmes’ blog over on one of...

Talk about sexuality topics earlier than you think you need to.  Teaching children and teens about sexual topics early allows them time to process the information before they are personally faced with a difficult decision; without...

Thank you Jen Plym from Charlotte Smarty Pants!  Check out her blog and review of our class!

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As we lead Girlology programs, one of our hopes is that our “grads” will use what they learn in helpful ways. And we love hearing stories of how that’s happening. The note below came via email last week from a mom in Charlotte, NC...

In today’s high speed, sexually charged, just-do-it culture, who wouldn’t want a “super-protector” for their teen?  Super-protector.  That’s what leaders in the field of adolescent health have labeled the concept of parent-child...

Last week, we received several questions about irregular periods:

  • Isn't it normal for the first year of periods to be irregular?
  • My daughter got her first period at 12, then didn't get another period for 4...

October is Let’s Talk Month. That means that organizations across the country are working extra hard to get adults and the kids they care about talking more comfortably and effectively about sex, love and relationships. And since...

Just as there are important physical milestones that indicate children are developing normally, there are also important emotional milestones that are necessary for healthy development. When a child talks, walks, potty trains or...

Today, we continue our discussion of developmental milestones that are important for helping our children achieve a sense of healthy sexuality. Earlier this week we covered pre-school tasks.

Early Elementary School:...

Society sends us mixed signals. We are constantly bombarded with realizations that our world is increasingly dangerous, yet we have become a generation labeled “helicopter parents” and accused of being overprotective.

So how...

By early elementary school, your child will probably have a lot of giggles over potty humor and silly names for body parts. Allow her some fun (you have to keep your sense of humor!), but remind her that all body functions and body...

At first, it may seem like a no win situation. You’ve completely lost your cool factor in your teen daughter’s eyes, particularly when it comes to public displays of affection. Your hand is no longer needed to cross the street and...

Denial seems like a quick fix for the aging child, but it only works for so long. No matter how hard we wish away the teen years, and the angst that comes with them, it’s going to happen. And let’s be honest, most parents don’t...

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