Category 'Articles for Parents'

Talk to us Please… What we need to hear from Parents.

Parents, we need to hear from you! Sometimes, it seems impossible to start a two-way conversation with your child. A lot of the times, we feel that we are too old to sit down and talk to mom and dad, but we’re not. Talk to us about the problems we face the most. Remember, we need your opinions, your guidance, your support, and most of all your love. Continue reading

Talk To Us Please…What We Need To Hear From Parents

There are many things that we, as teenagers, need to hear from parents. Parents can help us by telling about past situations when they were teenagers. That way we can sort of relate to each other. The main thing that we need from parents is care and attention. Though we are growing up and are not children anymore, we still need guidance, care and advice from our parents. When our parents give us serious attention, we feel important. When they ignore us, we feel like not even trying, and giving up on certain things, because no one cares. We need the right amount of attention to be successful. Too much attention is not always a good thing because we, as well as everyone else in world, sometimes just need some space. Continue reading

What you need to know to help safeguard your child

The mere mention of child molestation strikes us with fear. Our first response is likely to be one of denial: this could never happen in my family – I don’t have to be concerned about this in my community. We have been using denial, as individuals and as a society, to escape the truth, at great expense to our children. Continue reading

Childhood Experiences And Adult Relationships

Our experiences as children inevitably have an impact on the relationships we form as adults – sometimes well into our mature years. A realization of this fact often can be the first step in mending a troubled relationship regardless of age. And for mature adults, it’s important to realize how our behavior can influence our children or even our grandchildren as we seek to raise new generations of psychologically and sexually healthy people. Continue reading

It’s Never Too Soon

With a look of relief on her face, a mother of a three year old told me, “My son is too young for me to start giving him a lesson in sexuality.” I smile and respond, “You started the lesson three years ago.” Continue reading


Bells of alarm ring in a parent’s head at the very mention of the word. Not only is time running out for “The Big Talk” but what exactly happens and when. It all happened so long ago in a lifetime before kids, before partners, even before high school. What information should you give? What information is most important to children? Continue reading

Talking to Our Children About Sexuality

Easy!! How can talking about sex with your child possibly be easy? At first it may not be but with continued discussion and use of proper language it will get easier especially if your child is still young enough that the usual social taboos surrounding sexuality have not yet affected him/her. But how to start? In this article and more to follow we will relate some of our “Tips to Talk” to your children. Picture this: Your child poses the question “Where does a baby come from?”. The general method of answering all your child’s questions follows the acronym LAST. Continue reading