How do you know if childhood sexual behavior is abusive? Hey Amy! I am a counselor of a 26-year-old man who just disclosed that he and his sister (2 years younger) did sexual “stuff” together from age 6-11. The sister is feeling victimized. I don’t have a lot of details or specifics. Do you know folks who work with adults around this issue? Do you have recommendations about how to move forward with the client? I am feeling lost partly because I don’t have details and because they were both so young and close in age. I would love to hear your perspective. Nancy the Therapist Sexual behavior between kids isn’t automatically sexual abuse! Howdy […]
Guest Blog: By Gina Lepore, MEd What Is Affirmative Consent? Affirmative consent means that both people in a sexual encounter clearly and freely agree to participate. To agree “clearly and freely,” both people must be awake, aware and able to make decisions. Both need to keep checking in an ongoing way to be sure consent […]
Dating violence can happen regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.
In our community, it is totally trendy for kids to say they are bisexual, gay or even more “exotic”. Hi Amy! In the last 3 months, my 12-year-old girl has told me she identifies as bisexual. I’m cool with that. Nothing changes. I’ve always tried to use neutral language around who my kids are attracted […]
Kids Playing Doctor And Exploring Bodies Is A Totally Normal Part Of Childhood Whether you like it or not, kids are curious about private parts – who’s got what, what goes where and, eventually, how they can access someone else’s for fun! It’s a totally common and normal part of childhood. If you catch your […]