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Pre-School? You think I’m kidding, don’t you? But if you have a pre-schooler, you know how curious they are! Just a few days ago, my four year old asked me, “How can I get a baby in my tummy?” Now, there’s a talking opportunity!

So, being the sex educator that I try to be, I jumped right in to that teachable moment (even though I was tempted to divert the conversation with something like, “How about an ice cream sandwich?”).

Believe it or not, pre-school is the perfect time to begin important conversations that will establish you as your child’s sexuality educator and help your child feel comfortable coming to you with all those awkward but important questions.

Whether you are talking about it or not, a child is...

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 rides a bike, parents see those accomplishments as exciting and brag-worthy.

But what about when a child accomplishes a sense of safety, self-confidence and self-acceptance?  We don’t typically cheer for or even notice these emotional milestones, but they are critical to healthy development, which includes developing healthy sexuality.

The emotional milestones for each age group can be described as a question that begs an answer during that stage in life. And it is important that each child...

Eight is great: Melisa Holmes at TEDxGreenville 2014

Girlology Co-Founder, Dr. Melisa Holmes, presents a TEDx Talk entitled EIGHT is GREAT. Find out why your child should know about sex and reproduction by eight (or sooner!).