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How to Talk to Boys about Periods & Why It Matters

The goal is to start small and build on that foundational knowledge in a developmentally appropriate way as your child grows—rather than trying to pile on information all at once.

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What Are Big Emotions?

“In my house, we call these things ‘Big Emotions’ where a kid is feeling strong emotions and they don’t know how to express them in a positive manner, so inevitably a tantrum ensues.”

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I’m a Different Parent Now & That’s OK

Photo: Natalie Silverstein (personal photo)
My oldest child is graduating from high school this month.  At age 18, she is considered an adult and mostly exhibits a maturity that will serve her well in college next Fall.  I hope we’ve…

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Want a Better Relationship with Your Child? Earn Their Respect

“Trust and respect is a two-way street. Trust them and respect them and they will find it easier to trust and respect you.”

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How to Destigmatize Menstruation, One Period at a Time

“Openly talking about puberty, or exploring the now growing number of period protection alternatives, we can break down the taboos associated with menstruation. It’s just your body working normally, and there is nothing negative about that!”

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These Conversation Cards Can Help Positively Shape Your Teen’s Views on Sex

These conversation cards are a crucial step to re-shaping the next generation into empowered, self-assured individuals who are equipped with factual information to make healthy decisions.

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10 Books That Help Kids Understand & Get Through Puberty

Thanks to Common Sense Media’s top ten book picks, talking about puberty just got a whole lot easier (and a whole lot less embarrassing) for everyone.

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Why You Should Talk to Your Kids about Sex Education

As we watch our children develop, we continually measure and talk to them about their height and weight development throughout their childhood. We don’t measure them once and then never talk about it again. We need to view our child’s sexual development in the same way—sexual development does not equal sexual activity.

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When Puberty Strikes at a Young Age

Amid my internal freak out session about my 7-year-old stepping into the first signs of puberty, I stopped myself. I didn’t want the words coming out of my mouth to be from somebody else. I wanted to explain to her, what was happening, in the best way.

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These Girl Scout Troops Are Changing the World with Their Cookie Sales

Those tasty cookies are more than a treat—they’re supporting communities, too.

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How to Encourage Your Budding Kidpreneur at Home

Here’s how I helped my daughter launch her very own business—and she’s only 7.

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When the Santa Claus Jig Is Up

Do I feel like the magic of Christmas is ruined forever? Not at all.

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Here’s How to Stop Fighting Over the Radio with Your Kids

Trade in that “Kidz Bop” for classic rock before it’s too late.

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Hear That Ticking Clock? It’s the Countdown to “The Talk”

Here’s how to stop putting off The Talk and dodging your kids questions.

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Being a Mom Is So Much More Than Target Runs & Tantrums

“Does being a mother mean your life mainly consists of potty-training, play dates, naps, report cards and trips to Target?”

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Scientists Say Kids’ Gender Can Be Found in Their Speech—at Age 5

Surprising new research reveals more insight into children and gender identity.

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Can Baby Formula Made From Cow’s Milk Cause Diabetes? New Study Offers Some Answers

This latest study puts to rest the controversy regarding the potential role of cow’s milk formula in the development of Type 1 diabetes.

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How to Talk to Teens & Tweens About the Dreaded “P” Word (Yup, It’s Puberty)

It is not easy being a teen today. I know, every generation thinks the next one has it so much more complicated, but it’s true! Kids today have to navigate a much more complex world than I did 25 years…

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What It’s Really Like Raising Kids with Two Dads

Where’s the mom? That’s the question these two dads get asked all the time. Find out how they answer it.

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Hogwarts on Its Head: “Puffs” at the New World Stages

Should you take your kid to this Harry Potter-inspired spoof? Here’s our review!

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How a Facial Spot Helped Me Empathize with My 12-year-old Daughter’s Insecurities

You watch your daughter, coming to terms with being 12.  She’s not a little girl, nor a teenager (quite) She’s just… boring old 12. Annoying old 12. Pimple spots introducing themselves from around every corner, limbs resembling a baby giraffe.…

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This Best-Selling Puberty Book Is Getting a New Boys Version

American Girl has just released the male counterpart to its best-selling puberty book for girls.

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5 Tips for Encouraging a Healthy Body Image Before Puberty Hits

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After you have raised a child through puberty, you can become very good at spotting a child who is in puberty. One of the first clues I notice is a change in how they look. Before they start…

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Why You Need to Discuss “Safe” and “Unsafe” Touch

Photo: Bump Clube and Beyond
Every parent’s worst fear is having their child subjected to sexual harassment and defilement.
In many communities, most especially traditional ones where the culture keeps kids at bay by the unsaid kids-are-to-be-seen-but-not-heard, listen-to-your-elders, treat-your-elders-with-respect mentality,…

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Yes, My Husband Buys My Pads and Tampons. No, He is Not Embarrassed.

Photo: Caden Crawford
Last night my husband ran to the store for me to pick up some sanitary products. He made a comment about another woman being in the aisle with him.  
And it got me thinking about how many…

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10 Reasons Single Motherhood Rocks

10 Reasons Single Motherhood Rocks!

Pleasing kids is hard. Pleasing a spouse is sometimes harder. Having one less person to take care of kind of has its benefits.
 

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Want to watch that romantic drama…

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The Newest Resource for Special Needs Kids

Your pediatrician offers same day appointments. The nurse line is open 24 hours a day. Heck, Web MD is always there when you need it. So why is it, when it comes to your child’s mental health, you have to…

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