By Dan Coulter This is in an auxiliary list of what dads and and other male mentors need to include in “the talk” we have with boys nearing or going through puberty. It doesn't include the birds and bees stuff. This is extra information that can help younger guys hear the magic word “yes” when they start asking girls out. I included some of these tips in an article I wrote for boys a couple of years ago called, “Decoding Girlworld,” but hearing these messages from men can mak
By Dan Coulter Let's be honest. The reason many parents dread having “the sex education talk” with their children is that dad and mom are nervous that the kids will ask them about their own intimate interactions. It can feel worse than having an elephant in the room. It can feel like having a male elephant in the room in a state of visible excitement. But it doesn't have to play out that way. And there are real consequences of avoiding “the talk.” By the way, because I distri
By Dan Coulter Is your young son or daughter learning about puberty the hard way? By the hard way, I mean without a lot of guidance from you? Lots of kids get their early information about sexuality from unintended sources. Unintended by parents, that is.
The movie "Sleepless in Seattle" poked fun at this in a scene where a widower (Sam) talks to his nine year old son (Jonah) about dad starting to date again. Jonah has been at his friend Jessica's house.