When I think of Christmas, one of the pleasures that first comes to mind is the traditional Christmas cookie. [Read more…]
When I began writing books about puberty for kids, I wrote my first book for young teens. I didn’t publish it because I realized that I should start at a younger age.
After much research and testing with kids and parents, I concluded that 5-7 years old is the most receptive age to teach them about their reproductive structures. [Read more…]
Recently I presented a lecture about the female reproductive system entitled “Female Orgasm” for medical students at UCLA Medical School, sponsored by the American Medical Woman’s Association. I give this lecture each year and as you might expect, there are LOTS of participants.
It doesn’t take very long before a young boy realizes that he has a penis and that girls don’t have one. It is always cute, and a little surprising, when they ask you why girls are different. A classic question is, “How do they pee if they don’t have a penis?”
Fortunately, at this young age their questions are pretty basic. They just want to know how the pee comes out of a girl.
Each year on Mother’s Day our children make precious gifts and write adorable cards to thank us for the special ways we have loved them through the year. I have saved many of those cards and they will always be a treasure to me.
But over the next year, I want to suggest an unconventional way you can show your love to your children that will change their lives forever; take time along the way to teach them about their bodies, guide them through the many changes they are going to experience as puberty approaches, and later initiate discussions that will help them make healthy choices as they sexually mature.