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Tween-to-Teen Sexuality … “…it’s time to have more than just the birds and the bees talk…”

“I think it’s time to have more than just the birds and the bees talk with my 11-year-old son, but I’m not sure how much to share or even how to get started. Any ideas?” It’s common to feel nervous about talking to your children about sexuality, especially when questions move beyond the “basics.” Many […]

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Tween-to-Teen Sexuality … “When Should I Talk with my Tween-to-Teen…”

”When should I talk to my tween about dating and sex?” In general, you should start talking to your child about sexuality long before their body starts changing with puberty. For most children, the changes of puberty start by the age of 9 or 10. With that said, many parents put off talking about the […]

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Tween-to-Teen Sexuality … “My daughter and her friends all have ‘boyfriends.’ … Help!” ”

“My daughter and her friends all have ‘boyfriends.’ They are only in 6th grade. How are they dating already?? Help! ” In a world where texting and Instagramming has replaced note-passing, tween-to-early teen relationships are just as awkward and short-lived as they were when we were kids. Before you hit the panic button, take a […]

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School Lockdowns: What You Need to Know

It’s a parent’s gut-dropping fear — an emergency that puts your child’s school into lockdown. Parents want – NEED – to know their children are okay. What’s a lockdown? When an emergency situation occurs on or near a school campus, all school doors and windows are locked. All students and staff remain in their classrooms, […]

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Day in the Life: Anonymous 13YO Girl

January 26 New pen. New diary. Mom gave me this journal for Christmas. It’s been staring at me since then. I guess now is a good time to start writing. I don’t have anything great to say. This weekend was awful. My dad went out with his girlfriend and left me home with my brothers […]

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