How Working Here has Made Me a Better Dad

A few months ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook (as I typically do) not even really looking at the words on my screen. My eyes stopped on a post about the importance of teaching young children the proper names for their body parts. My first thought was, well that seems like an awkward conversation […]

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Get Consent: How to NOT Be like Han Solo

Even Han Solo would probably admit that he is a pretty flawed guy. He’s arrogant, he’s only in it for himself, he ignores the rules, and he shoots first (despite what George Lucas says). But we love him despite his flaws, and he always rises to the occasion when the rebellion needs a hero. Nevertheless, […]

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3 Ways to Raise Really Grateful Kids

They say a baby zebra begins memorizing its mother’s stripes within 60 seconds of birth. Remarkable. Some baby humans, on the other hand, take 20 years to learn what to do with a toilet seat after using the restroom. Also remarkable. As parents, we hope our kids learn gratitude as fast as a zebra learns […]

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The 3 Ways I Taught My Special Needs Son About Sex

Talking about sex with your son who has autism goes beyond awkward and into the realm of “How the heck am I even going to start to explain this to him?” That’s where I am right now. My son has high-functioning autism, he’s almost 10, and I’m pretty sure he’s about to start going through […]

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6 Important Principles to Teach Your Child about Sex

There are six basic sexual health principles that can guide someone in making decisions about their sexuality. These are important concepts to teach your child or teen, in addition to learning and modeling them in your own life. Within each of these principles, you’ll want to discuss safety, trust, communication, respect, and accurate information—all of […]

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How to Protect Your College Freshman from Sexual Assault

Brad and Brittany are twins. They’ll both be headed to college in the fall at separate schools. As the time for them to leave draws closer, their parents want them to be prepared. So they sat down and made a list of all the things they wanted to make sure Brad and Brittany understood before […]

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A Lesson from a 5-Year-Old: Talking Now Pays Off

My little brother, Zack, was spending some one-on-one time with my 5-year-old by driving him home from a family get-together in his big, cool Jeep. Out of nowhere my son proudly announced to Zack, “And so, we don’t let people touch our private parts!” This conversation could have quickly become uncomfortable for my brother. He […]

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5 Tips to Help Your Teen on Their First Date

A day you have been worried about since your child was born has arrived: your son or daughter is about to go on their first date. Questions flood your mind. Is my child really old enough to be doing this? Will their date treat them with respect? Will they treat their date with respect? Have […]

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It's Never Too Late to Talk to your Teen about Sex

So you haven’t had the “sex talk” with your teen yet. Well, you’re not alone! Many parents of teenagers came from a generation where their parents never talked to them about sex. As a result, parents of today may not be comfortable talking to their children about sex either. The discomfort can make us put […]

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It's Never Too Early to Talk About Sex

Imagine bringing your child home, swaddled up tightly with a little hat on their head, giving them a kiss on their forehead, and vowing to never speak in front of them. What if you said the wrong thing? Better to never say anything than to say the wrong thing. When your child is out of […]

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