Healthy Sex vs. Porn Sex: 7 Crucial Comparisons to Teach Your Kid (Before XXX Hijacks Their Future)

Today’s parents are competing with the porn industry for the hearts and minds of their children. Tragically, pornography is manipulating the way children think and feel about sex. That’s why kids need a powerful and persuasive comparison between healthy sex and porn sex. 

Kids are learning that sex is disturbing

Not too long ago, I was devastated when I read this from an 11 year old girl:  “I didn’t like it…the man looked like he was hurting her, he was holding her down and she was screaming…I know about sex but it didn’t look nice.… Read More Read more

Sexual Behavior in Children: What’s Normal? What’s Harmful?

This post was originally published on April 27, 2017 and updated on April 4, 2019. Playing “doctor” is a common sign of normal curiosity in children. Little girls and little boys want to see each other’s private parts. That’s pretty harmless when you’re dealing with 5-year-olds. But what happens when a 10-year-old boy cajoles a 7-year-old girl into a bathroom and wants to put their private parts together?… Read More Read more

Parent Alert! Is “After” the New “50 Shades of Grey” for Kids? (Watch out – It’s Coming to the Big Screen!)

Our regular Parent Alert! news updates help parents stay ahead of the trends affecting kids in our hypersexualized culture. This month we’re covering headlines from around the world: a twisted erotic fiction series popular with teens is coming to a theatre near you; a global study compares how countries are combating the child sexual abuse epidemic; and, Microsoft Bing has been suggesting child sexual abuse images in search!… Read More Read more

Surprise! Boys Care About Love Too. A Dad Shares 3 Easy Ways to Talk to Your Son About Relationships

Flowers, hearts, and candy! It’s all for girls, right? Think again! The silent thoughts in the back of a boy’s mind on Valentines Day may not be what you imagine. Boys also long to understand and connect with the romantic feelings that surface as they grow. It’s a common misunderstanding that boys are only interested in sex, or even mostly interested in sex, as they grow into teenagers.… Read More Read more

Let’s Talk About Sex: 8 Books to Read Together

How do you feel when you think about teaching your kids about sex? Talking to kids about sex is one of the most challenging conversations for parents to begin! All kids learn about sex somehow, but it makes a big difference if they hear it from you. You can prepare them to make healthy, informed choices now and as they grow up.… Read More Read more

Mom’s Dilemma: “How do I teach healthy sexual attitudes when I don’t enjoy sex?

How would you answer this mom’s question about teaching healthy sexual attitudes? We’ll call her Aubrey: “Simply put, I don’t even really like sex. So it’s easy for me to talk about the bad things like pornography, but it’s hard for me to talk about sex as a good thing. For me that’s practically a fairy tale. I don’t want to mess my kids up though.” Aubrey’s dilemma is not uncommon.… Read More Read more

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