popular topics in sexuality

  • Teens
    Sexuality
    Teen Fears That He's a Pedophile
    One incident does not make a teen a pedophile, but it does indicate the need for a discussion with a skilled, compassionate therapist. ...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Affectionate Five-Year-Old
    A mother worries that her five-year-old's displays of affection toward his friends are inappropriate. ...
  • Teens
    Homosexual Teens
    Lesbian Daughters, Straight Moms
    Lesbian Daughters, Straight Moms Most of the available information confirms that for a woman who is a lesbian, the most difficult personal task she faces is admitting that she is gay to herself and then her family—particularly her mother. The ...
  • Kids
    Dealing With Bullies
    Eleven-Year-Old Called Gay
    What used to be unheard of in elementary school is now common practice -- taunting and bullying based on actual or perceived sexual orientation. ...
  • Teens
    Homosexual Teens
    Understanding Your Gay Teen
    Understanding Your Gay TeenA Primer for Parents As parents we cling to many fantasies about our kids. When they're babies, we tell ourselves: When they become toddlers, they'll never throw tantrums in the mall. When they're toddlers, we tell ours...
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  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Daughter Says Mom Won't Take Her Seriously
    Many parents respond to the appearance of love lives in their teenagers by clicking into fear and the memories of their own teenage romantic experiences. ...
  • Family Life
    Stepfamily Struggles
    Boy Has Crush on Stepmother
    The primary objective in dealing with this crush is to make certain that this boy is not made to feel rejected, abnormal, or perverted. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Daughter Seeing Older Boy
    A mother is concerned about the relationship between a 17-year-old boy and her 14-year-old eighth-grader. ...
  • Teens
    Sexuality
    Mother Fears Early Sexuality
    When a 12-year-old begins exploring her sexuality, it's time to put the brakes on. ...
  • Teens
    Sexuality
    Dealing with Masturbation
    Parents should avoid creating a sense of guilt for a child who masturbates, as it is a perfectly normal aspect of development. ...
  • School and Learning
    Teacher/Child Relationships
    Student Has Crush on Teacher
    Teachers should not be looking for girlfriends or boyfriends among their students. ...
  • Kids
    Gender Differences
    Sexual Identity in Young Children
    Don't overreact if your young child seems to be exhibiting non-traditional gender traits. ...
  • Teens
    Sexuality
    Your Child's Sexual Fixation
    When your child becomes obsessed with sex, your reaction should depend largely on your child's age. ...
  • Teens
    Homosexual Teens
    Eleven-Year-Old Worries That He's Gay
    It doesn't mean you are gay just because you liked being touched by a male friend. ...
  • Teens
    Sexuality
    Daughter Spies on Parents' Lovemaking
    A grandparent is upset that his granddaughter is spying on her parents' lovemaking. ...
  • Kids
    Curiosity
    Five-Year-Old Is Sexually Curious
    Sexual curiosity of this nature at your daughter's age is a normal part of her development. ...
  • Teens
    Teen Sex
    Am I Gay?
    Being gay has to do with much more than physical contact with a same-gender person. ...
  • Teens
    Sexuality
    Stepdaughter Is Overly Affectionate
    Our expert concurs with a stepmother that her stepdaughter's sexualized activities are problematic. ...