Entries Tagged as 'teenager'

Is Abstinence Realistic?

March 30th, 2009 / 10 Comments

Is abstinence realistic? This is a common topic of discussion, most recently triggered by┬áBristol Palin’s statement that “abstinence is not realistic at all.” If a teenage couple go out on a date, the girl is dressed in a tight low-cut blouse and low-rise pants, and they go see a romance movie, then end up at […]

Improve communication with your teenagers

February 12th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Do you find it hard to connect with your teens? Is the “teenage angst” just a stage of life with your teen that you have to live with, or is there something you can do about it? My podcast is an interview with teen expert Aurelia Williams. Aurelia is the author of Real Life Guidance […]

Saving your kiss

May 4th, 2008 / 6 Comments

A caller on the radio talk show had this question: She was very excited to have landed the lead role in a community theater. The problem is, there is one kiss with the leading man required. Her husband objected to her taking the role. What should she do? When I heard the dilemma, my first […]

Talking to your teens about sex

May 1st, 2008 / 12 Comments

A mom asked me, “How do I talk to my daughter in college about sex?” This mom wanted to warn her daughter not to have promiscuous sex. As with many subjects that we want our kids to learn, a straight lecture is usually not the best method. Don’t we simply tune out people that we […]

Teaching your children about sex

May 1st, 2008 / 6 Comments

This may surprise you, but I read that most teenagers actually rate their parents high on the list of people they trust to give them accurate information about sex. Yet, we as parents are often embarrassed to talk about sex with our children, aren’t we? Honestly, my mother never talked to me specifically about sex. […]

Ranting about condoms

April 29th, 2008 / 7 Comments

Should we teach our teens about using condoms? Isn’t it better to teach them about safe sex since they are going to have sex anyway? Kara, an abstinence educator, tells it like it is in a letter she wrote to Dr. Laura. It gives us the right perspective about what we should teach our children. […]