Posts Tagged ‘teaching values’

099: How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex // Kristin B. Hodson

Do you consider yourself the sex expert of your home? I know it seems like a big role — but it’s possible. Ninety-nine percent of what our kids need when they ask questions about their bodies is to know that we won’t shut them down. 

Today is the first in a series of episodes that I’m calling “You Are Your Child’s Most Important Teacher.” 

I am so grateful to have Kristin Hodson, certified sex therapist and mother of three, as our first guest in this series. Kristin is a true expert in the field of sexual health as she frequently teaches workshops to parents on this topic, writes for publications, teaches at the university-level, and counsels individuals about their sexuality in her private practice. 

Kristin’s three takeaways for becoming the sex expert of your home include…

  1. Expand your definition from sex to sexual health, and have a thousand one-minute conversations with your children about sexual health over the course of their lifetimes. 
  2. Become comfortable with your own sexual history and development so you’re comfortable talking about these topics with your kids. (For Kristin’s guide to figuring this out, make sure you’re subscribed to our emails here.)
  3. View talking to your kids about sex as a skill you will get better at with practice. 

Kristin is a wealth of knowledge and resources around sexual health, so make sure you check out her website or find her on Instagram! 

Show Notes:

Kristin’s website: kristinbhodson.com

Kristin’s Instagram: @kristinbhodson

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092: Overcoming Your Inner Teen // Tawni Beardall and Erica Peterson

As a teen, did you ever find yourself giving up parts of who you were in order to fit in and feel accepted? Would you be able to admit, or even recognize, if you were still doing that as a mom? In this phase of our lives, we aren’t always put in peer pressure situations where our values are directly questioned by others, but managing our own expectations of who we think we “should” be and comparing our family to other families creates walls that limit us.

Tawni Beardall and Erica Peterson are the co-hosts of a podcast for teens called Becoming. Tawni and Erica have become my real-life friends, and they hosted my first-ever Declutter Your Motherhood workshop. I absolutely love these ladies, and am so grateful for the work they are doing. In this episode, they point out three ways that we are a lot like the teenagers in our lives and give suggestions for how we can “overcome our inner teen”:

  1. Have a threshold of zero. Do what is right (and right for you) no matter how many people are doing something different.
  2. Do work. We resist hard work for ourselves AND for our kids. And as human beings, we truly need the blessings of work.
  3. Make and keep friends. Our need for close friendships does not end after high school! Prioritize it, put yourself out there, and use people’s names.

Show Notes:  

Instagram: @becoming_for_teens 
Podcast: Becoming For Teens 

Mark Grenovetter

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

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089: When Should I Give My Teen a Cell Phone? // Andrea Davis of Better Screen Time

When I was a senior in high school, my parents got me my first cell phone so I could touch base with them if I was at after school activities or out with friends. This was not a big decision for them. My simple phone was harmless– it did not have the internet or even texting.

Oh how times have changed. Today, parents have to consider so many more factors before handing over a phone to their children, because with smartphones, teens can be exposed to cyber bullying, sexting, pornography, increased comparison with others, etc.

Today’s guest, Andrea Davis, is a mother of five and the founder of Better Screen Time. She is passionate about helping parents navigate technology. She does not want us to feel afraid but rather empowered with tools and know-how to make smart, safe decisions regarding technology within our families. Here are three takeaways to help us decide when to give our teens a smart phone:

  1. Find five parents who are just a few years ahead of you in parenting and ask them how they have handled technology and cell phones with their children.
  2. Work with your family to create healthy tech boundaries. It’s important to give our kids some ownership in our family technology plan and the opportunity to share their opinions and thoughts.
  3. Listen to your gut, but also listen to your teen. This will help them learn the “why” behind the decisions you make.

Show Notes

Andrea’s website: betterscreentime.com 
Andrea’s Instagram: @betterscreentime

Here are the great resources Andrea mentioned in the interview:

More helpful links:

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056: How to Raise a Polite Teenager // Devon Wellington, Psychologist and Cotillion Director

3 Takeaways for Teaching Teens to be Polite

Do you ever worry that your children, who are growing up in the era of the smartphone, aren’t going to know how to look someone in the eye, have a genuine conversation with them, and display respect and courtesy?

I know that I worry about this a lot!  But today’s guest, Devon Wellington–a mother, a developmental psychologist, and the co-director of the Northern Virginia Chapters of the National League of Junior Cotillions–assures us that there is a lot we can do as mothers to teach our children these essential life skills.

In this episode, Devon shares strategies for how to teach our teenagers…

  1. How to show appreciation
  2. How to make a proper introduction
  3. How to be present where you are

This is a fascinating episode with many practical gems–don’t miss it.

Show Notes

Devon’s Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/etiquette_and_class/

Devon’s Cotillion website: https://nljc.com/n/index.php/chapters/northernvirginiachapters/group

‘On Being’ with Krista Tippett and Greg Boyle: https://onbeing.org/programs/greg-boyle-the-calling-of-delight-gangs-service-and-kinship-nov2017/

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051: How (and Why) to Get Involved in the Political Process as a Mom // Lacey Parr

Podcast about 3 simple ways to get involved in the political process

This episode  couldn’t come at a better time. Lacey Parr, mother of three and devoted community-builder, reminds us that politics doesn’t have to be contentious–it can be about advocating with love for the issues that are the most important to us.

In this interview, Lacey teaches mothers…

*how to get involved in local government and policy in small but significant ways

*how to become a more balanced consumer of news

*where to start if we are passionate about a subject

*why busy mothers should even care–and how to bring our children along with us

…and much more!

Don’t miss this important episode.  And don’t forget to register to vote!  Mid-term elections are coming up.

Show Notes

Media Bias Chart: https://www.adfontesmedia.com/the-chart-version-3-0-what-exactly-are-we-reading/

Find out more about how to vote in your area: https://www.vote.org/