One of the points Nurse Leslie is consistent on in all her classes is how important fostering good self-esteem in ourselves and our kids is. Did you know there’s a relationship between how good your kids feel and the kinds of decisions they make? It might seem obvious when put that way, but helping your […]
Inspired by Michael Ian Black‘s opinion piece for the New York Times and a video from Next with Kyle Clark featuring an adult man reflecting on how easily he could have become a school shooter in his teens, Nurse Leslie and Leona Laurie address what we can do for boys to help with the issues […]
A mother and father in Colorado say their 10-year-old daughter committed suicide over video of a fight with an alleged bully. Preventing a tragedy like this comes down to knowing the signs and know how to respond. Ashawnty Davis, was only in fifth grade. Her parents said she was a happy girl until everything changed […]
Nurse Leslie and Marketing Director Leona Laurie talk about the connection between bullying and self-esteem in this 23-minute Facebook Live video. Some resources mentioned in this video: Delaney Ruston’s Screenagers movie Bodies in Motion, our class for parents of young children Nurse Leslie’s private coaching sessions Additional resources Emailing Nurse Leslie with questions
A Guest Post from Host and Executive Producer of The Parenting Hour at KUCI, Kerri Rhodes Your daughter has breast buds, and your son has a few stray armpit hairs. Happened fast, right? You’re probably thinking about how you’re going to handle all of the physical changes and emerging sexual feelings that your budding tweenager […]
This guest post from Kendra Cannoy originally appeared on CoachKendraCannoy.com. I know, I know. Moms have a ton on their plates already. Moms who work outside the home have more. Single moms have more. There are a lot of kinds of moms out there who already have a ton to stay on top of without […]
In this video, Birds & Bees Connection founder Leslie Dixon talks about Self-Esteem & Social Media, available as a stand-alone class or as part of our Rites of Passage series.
Recently, I joined this moms’ group online. Actually, let me clarify, I got added to a moms’ group online. I did not request to join this group and suddenly found myself thrust into the middle of a bizarre, artificially-created world of mean girls – style drama and petty complaints. I had been a “lurker” for […]
If it’s not one thing, it really is another. You might be shocked to know that surgeons are being asked by teenage girls for labiaplasty, known for adults as “vaginal rejuvenation” surgery. There are multiple reasons teenage girls are asking for this procedure, but the internet’s wealth of airbrushed photos creating unrealistic and homogenous beauty […]
Love this infographic on the importance of self-esteem for young girls, via Good.is!
Basic STD knowledge: April is STD Awareness month and all month long we are talking about various aspects of sexually transmitted diseases and how they affect families. In case you missed it, take our STD knowledge quiz. This week we are looking at the history of STDs and the impact on teens and young adults. […]