Few things send shivers down your spine as a parent like the prospect of your offspring navigating the rocky waters of love, romance, and sex. They don't seem ready, and they never will seem ready. Will your innocent little lamb be corrupted by a deviant? Will your sensitive butterfly have their heart broken by a callous sociopath? Have they learned enough sexual safety in school? One surprise that your teenager has in store for you is that the safety aspect is likely to be covered already, but the social aspect is the real problem. Every … [Read more...] about Help! My Teenager is Dating!
It is a conversation that you don’t want to have for sure, but STDS are on the rise, so it is better to get some answers to some important questions and find out where you stand. You may want to learn more about your testing options for example, or you may simply want to know what symptoms you should be looking out for. Whatever it is you want to know, the basic facts are that STDs are a clear and present danger that needs to be talked about. Contraception and STDs A good starting point in having a conversation about STDs would be to talk … [Read more...] about STDs and You: Crucial FAQs and Their Eye-Opening Answers
Did you ever wish that you could keep your kids under the age of 8 for like, EVER, just so you could avoid having "the talk" with them? It wasn't so bad with my daughter, I just told her the same thing that my mother told me and what I had learned from my own personal experiences. Talking about sex with my two sons though? Completely out of my element. I knew absolutely nothing about what it was like for boys to go through puberty. I have a brother that I grew up with, but seriously knew nothing about what boys dealt with. Oh sure, I knew the … [Read more...] about Talking About Sex with Your Kids #MoreInfoLessWeird
As the mom of teenagers, this is a topic I've had to deal with already even though I wasn't all that keen on it to be honest. Much as they hated it, I sat down with the boys and had a frank discussion about this with them and thought I would share some pointers with you as well! When you have unprotected sex, regardless of whether it was intentional or not, you may want to act fast to prevent yourself from falling pregnant. Whether you’ve forgotten to use protection, you used it incorrectly or it’s failed to work, help is at hand. To … [Read more...] about Emergency Contraception Explained
Being the mother of two boys ages 6 and 9, it came to my attention the other day that I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BOYS. Raising my daughter was one thing, I had "been there done that" and had no problems having "the talk" with her and helping her transition from being a child to a woman. I expressed my concerns to my son's pediatrician on handling questions that were sure to arise from my eldest son, and soon. I am going to share that information here with the rest of the "clueless moms" out there like myself! Signs To Look For To Signal Puberty … [Read more...] about Puberty Tips for the Clueless Mom