A really quick way to assess whether a behavior is typical for a kid is to ask yourself, “Is this something adults or teens would do?” If the answer is no, then it’s most likely a common kid behavior.
It’s completely normal for little kids to explore their bodies and touch their privates. Self-pleasure (masturbation) is one of the ways children learn about sexuality. And guess what? It feels really, really great! Young kids touch their privates because it feels good. That’s it. It’s relaxing, self-soothing and feels lovely. It is not bad, shameful […]
Your teen will learn about sexuality, teen dating, love, sexual decision making, healthy relationships, and a ton of other good stuff.
Kissing games can be a big part of elementary school play. These games are developmentally appropriate, but as with any game that involves some sexual experimentation, adults need to intervene and so kids can learn boundaries. How to talk about kissing games with kids I’ve provided some scripts for talking to kids about these kind […]
For years I have recommended parents provide their teen boys (the bonafide straight ones, of course) with copies of nudie mags as an alternative to Internet porn. As a certified feminist, my BA is in Women Studies, this advice has understandably given me pause. I don’t like the sexualization of women. Not one bit. […]