Learning to express anger, sadness, upset with others in appropriate ways is a really important foundational relationship skill. For children, it’s something that will serve them in their relationships with friends, family and their community. Later on, it’s a skill they can bring into any romantic or sexual relationships they might have.
When it comes to having sex, adults often give teens the advice “wait until you’re ready”. But what does “ready” mean? So today's question is one you can ask the wonderful teenage kids in your life: "What do you think are good reasons to have sex?
As adults, we sometimes worry about what the young folk are getting up to online. Concerns about our kids’ safety and well-being never go away entirely, but learning where your kid is hanging out online and what goes on in those digital spaces can help soothe a bit of our parental anxiety
There are a few great reasons to start a conversation with your little person about babies and where they come from sooner rather than later!
A couple weeks ago we talked about how we can support our teens if they're dealing with an unintended pregnancy, and last week we looked at pregnancy options. This week I’ll round things out with a few parenting tips that may help your teen significantly reduce their risk of pregnancy in the first place.
If your teen is having the type of sex where a penis meets a vagina - even if they're using birth control - pregnancy is a possibility. An unintended pregnancy doesn't mean you and your kid aren't great people or a strong family. It does mean you have a big challenge in front of you. Find out how you can help your teen face it head on!
As a black woman, knowing a man who seems to have my worst interests at heart will soon wield the awesome power of the White House is an intimidating prospect. But as my grief abates, I'm reminded that I'm not powerless. I'm not the leader of the free world, but I'm privileged in that I have some money, a little time and a fair bit of energy. I can support the people and causes I see as being especially vulnerable to Trump’s destructive whims. If you’re looking to do the same, I’ve made a list of organizations that could probably use a little extra love in the days, weeks and especially years to come.