February 19, 2014

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 t...

February 13, 2014

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...

February 10, 2014

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....

May 23, 2013

By Dan Coulter

I recently wrote an article about the challenges parents face helping their young daughters make appropriate clothing choices in the face of increasing fashion industry pressure to look and dress “sexy.”

     Another side to this issue is the effect this p...

May 12, 2013

 

by Dan Coulter

     I read a New York Times column recently by Bruce Feiler about the the way the fashion industry is marketing sexually oriented clothes to his 8 year old daughters.  The column was called "This Life" and the subhead was "A Line Between Sweet and Skimp...

March 5, 2013

 

By Dan Coulter

 If talking to children about sex is hard for most parents, it can be a real nail-biter for parents of kids who have Asperger Syndrome.  But if you've been dreading having "The Talk," some of the reasons going through your head may not be based in fact....

February 27, 2013

By Dan Coulter

I spent the last year in Girlworld.  And I learned a lot.

In the course of making a DVD to help girls deal with the physical, emotional and social changes brought on by puberty, my wife and I found out a lot about girls who have Asperger Syndrome.

We're kno...

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