As your eight- or nine-year-old daughter enters puberty, it is time to start teaching her about her ovaries. A good place to begin is to show her where the ovaries are located in her body. This is a great illustration that you can use to describe the location to her. [Read more…]
Sooner or later, the time will likely come when your daughter wants to know how boy anatomy is different than girl anatomy. They may even ask about this topic more than once in their lifetime, for different reasons. Certainly, your answer will depend on your daughter’s age and maturity. [Read more…]
The current focus on woman’s reproductive health has provided an opportunity for me to encourage parents to educate their young girls about reproduction.
It has also inspired new dialogue about what we need our young boys to know about reproduction. I believe we have a duty to educate them because they are half of the reproduction equation and they should understand their responsibilities. [Read more…]
I recently saw an article that appeared on a very helpful website called Young Women’s Health. This website is offered by Boston Children’s Hospital and their mission is “to help teen girls, their parents, educators, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as specific diseases and conditions.” They strive to use “carefully researched health information” and I like to see that because you can be more confident of the content they give you. [Read more…]
Recently, I read a blog on a site I follow called Hey Sigmund. Their tagline is “where the science of psychology meets the art of being human”.
They publish all kinds of articles about people of all ages and the psychological concerns that they may encounter – from anxiety in children to how to handle toxic people in your life. It really is a fantastic site!
This blog was so striking to me that I needed to share my thoughts about it. Kids and Pornography – What Parents Need To Know and What To Do (by Cath Hakanson). [Read more…]