Miscarriage from an LDS Perspective

Check out my newest podcast interview on Mormon Mental Health looking at miscarriage through a Mormon perspective.  Thank you to Jenni Brighton for an excellent interview and her work helping to develop The Amethyst Network.   Mormon Mental Health: Miscarriage from an LDS Perspective Part 1 Mormon Mental Health: Miscarriage from an LDS Perspective Part 2 [Read more...]

My BYU son is smoking…

I’m hoping you can help me with an issue I’m having with my 26-year-old son. He is a full time student at BYU and he is living at home right now because he is “off track.” He is a temple recommend holding return missionary, has always been very active in church, holds a responsible calling, [Read More...]

Great Book for Boys

A long time ago, somebody asked me if I knew any books out there written for boys which were similar to the ones that American Girl  puts out in their Be Your Best series.  I finally came across one that I really like: The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up [Read More...]

Teen Masturbation

I have a question about my son having a hard time not taking long showers and he says he has looked at porn.  He has been working with our bishop but how do I confront him about the showering (obviously I fear he is also masturbating).If you can help me I would appreciate it.  I [Read More...]

Resources for Teen Sexual Education?

Natasha – thanks for a great blog. My husband and I have a toddler son, but I am already thinking about his adolescence and future sex education. Obviously it is a long way off, and things might change in the meantime, but I really wish there were more resources available to young people to actually [Read More...]

My 7 year old won’t stop playing with himself…

I have a son who is about to turn 8 who for the most part never really grew out of the phase where he found out the pleasure that can come from his genitalia.  He generally “humps” things until it makes him go pee.  This can happen a few times a week.Normal thought says this [Read More...]

Should you start worrying about your child at a certain age?

This was a question asked regarding the latest post on childhood masturbation: Is there a certain age where you would start feeling concern if they are continuing in the practice? Yes. I would start feeling concern if the child continued to find it a non-issue to masturbate in public places from first grade on (especially [Read More...]

My Kindergartener struggles with masturbation…

I have a little 5 year old daughter in Kindergarten who struggles with masturbation. Help!!!! She has struggled with this for almost 2 years and it seems to get worse and worse. I have been to the doctor, prayed, tried a sticker chart. She is doing it in her Primary class and at school. We [Read More...]

How can I let go of these feelings of anger and betrayal?

I appreciate so much the posts you’ve done in the past about masturbation. This has been an area of difficulty for me my whole life – as a child and young woman because I constantly felt guilty that I could never stop completely, and now because I’m angry with church leaders (and church policy) for [Read More...]

How do you find “A Parent’s Guide”?

Thank you so much for your well-informed and thoughtful response! (What is an appropriate way to handle toddler masturbation?) My friend and I have both read it and found it to be extremely helpful. We also wonder why in the world no one ever told us about “A Parent’s Guide” before! We’ve ordered copies for [Read More...]