What To Say To Stop It Hi Amy! I just listened to your expert series via Amy McReady’s website. I have two boys who are 8 and 10. Occasionally, I hear them say, “Let’s lay on top of each other (fully clothed).” I am worried they are rubbing their privates on each other. What do […]
How much is too much? Hi Amy! I have 11- and 13-year-old middle school girls. I’ve started some conversations with the 13-year-old but it’s time to get into the heavy stuff before middle school starts. I’ve had the books you recommended for years but I’ve chickened out a few times! I’m going to lead with, “I’m probably a […]
The Safe Way For Them To Get Their Rocks Off Guest blogger: Heather Booth, the author of Serving Teens Through Reader’s Advisory (ALA Editions, 2007) and a contributor at the Teen Librarian Toolbox blog offers a great list of steamy teen fiction full of sex and romance. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland Great for […]
Discuss how pressure should not be part of the equation for your teen or their partner. How does it feel to be pressured into something they don’t want to do? The first time should be a decision based on love and respect for each other. Sex should always be a zero pressure situation.
One of my pals (whom I adore) posted this question: should I let my 15 year old daughter be alone with her boyfriend in her bedroom? And let’s just say people responded. A lot of people. And pretty much all of them said “NOOOOOOOOOOO fucking way!” and “When hell freezes over!” and the like. […]