Big enough for everyone

Merry Christmas-Eve-Eve, if that’s your holiday of choice. It is for me and my family. We usually note Solstice in one way or another. We talk about Hanukah and and Kwanzaa as they relate to families we know. But for us, it’s all about a secular Christmas morning after Santa has visited. We model new… Read more »

So much family!!

Today, the Monday before Christmas, I find myself sitting at my father’s kitchen table. My family is bustling around, working, cleaning, cooking. There are laundry and dishes being washed. A lot is happening. A lot of good. It’s making me grateful for family, communication, and other good things. So today and tomorrow I’m writing about lessons… Read more »

Sex Ed News Roundup: Getting Real with Communication

Get Real for the Win!   On November 6th, the Bloomberg View ran a story by Noah Smith praising liberals (i.e., Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts) for finding a way to “out-tradition the traditionalists” (i.e., reducing sexual activity amongst eight-graders by 15 percent with it’s comprehensive sex education curriculum, Get Real). The story cites a… Read more »

Friends don’t let friends…

This morning I heard a young person talking about trust – and how organizations absolutely must develop trust with their clients or they won’t be able to do anything at all. Young people won’t accept help from someone they don’t trust. This is an idea that could boom around the world. What does it mean… Read more »

Sex Ed Week in Review: Trick or Treat!

October is Sex Education Month! Let’s talk to our youth about sex and sexuality! Planned Parenthood has posted a bunch of great resources to help parents and guardians reach out to their kids during Let’s Talk Month. The Sex Ed Store is chock full of activities, curricula, and books to assist in having conversations as… Read more »

Sex Educator of the Week: Susan E. Stiritz, MBA, PhD, MSW

What project(s) in Sex Ed are you currently working on? After teaching sexuality courses for twelve years for the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis, I recently accepted a position as Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Sexuality Studies for the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Traditionally, social… Read more »