Friendship

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Fights with friends: When getting mad is not so bad

Teacher Tom gives kids some good advice about arguing with friends and how it can be a path to somewhere better in your friendship.

How to help your friends when they’re struggling

Maggie Dent gives some good advice here for teens who are noticing their friends aren't doing so well, want to help, but aren't sure how to go about it.

How to Talk to Girls, Boys and Everyone in Between

Expressing your wants and needs and listening to understand what the other person wants or needs are important communications skills. Healthy communication can benefit your relationships with your family, friends…

How to Be a Good Listener

Expressing your wants and needs and listening to understand what the other person wants or needs are important communications skills. Healthy communication can benefit your relationships with your family, friends…

Friends Forever?

Having friends that you enjoy being around and can trust is super important. It’s great when both friends care about and support each other. But sometimes friendships change or can…

Rejection: It Happens To Everyone

Experiencing rejection is a normal part of life. Whether it is not getting the part in a play that you really wanted or having your partner break up with you,…

What Makes A Relationship Healthy?

Having romantic and sexual feelings for another person your age is totally normal during puberty. It’s also totally normal if you do not experience romantic or sexual feelings. You may…

Active Listening: How To Communicate Effectively

Expressing your wants and needs and listening to understand what the other person wants or needs are important communications skills. Healthy communication can benefit your relationships with your family, friends…

How To Deal With Rejection

Experiencing rejection is a normal part of life. Whether it is not getting the part in a play that you really wanted or having your partner break up with you,…

Fighting Fair

People don’t always get along or agree with one another. They may disagree with one another or have a conflict because they have different beliefs, ideas or preferences. Sometimes people…

Sexuality Education

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Pregnancy and Reproduction Explained

Once you start to go through puberty, it’s possible to get pregnant or get someone pregnant, which is why it’s important to be familiar with different ways to prevent pregnancy.…

Gender Identity: Gender Roles and Stereotypes

Do you ever feel like you are expected to act a certain way because you are a girl or a boy? There have traditionally been clear and sometimes unfair roles…

Biological Male Anatomy

Most people have the same basic body parts—heads, arms, legs and feet. While we are mostly similar, we do have different reproductive and sexual organs. A person who is male or assigned…

Biological Female Anatomy

Most people have the same basic body parts—heads, arms, legs and feet. While we are mostly similar, we do have different reproductive and sexual organs. A person who is female…

Disability and Sexuality

All people are sexual beings, no matter what their bodies can or cannot do physically or what type of support they may need from time to time or all of…

Help kids learn about gender

Children receive messages about gender from the time they are born, often based on rigid expectations about the proper roles for girls and boys and men and women, and reinforced…

Help kids learn how babies are made

“How are babies made?” is a question that many adults, sadly, dread having to answer. But, if we can remember to think about the question from the child’s perspective, answering…

Help kids learn where babies come from

It’s quite common for children between the ages of three and five to ask questions about where they came from, or more generally, where babies come from. Some parents and…

Help kids learn how bodies are mostly alike

As children are growing up, it’s important for them to learn the proper names for all of their body parts. Parents and other adult caregivers almost always correctly label the parts that…

Puberty

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Sad and Happy: Feelings Happen

Mood swings—when a person’s feelings change quickly and might feel very intense—are a normal part of puberty. You might feel moody, crabby or even suddenly want to cry and then…

Mood Swings – Feeling Depressed, Happy and Other Emotions

Mood swings—when a person’s feelings change quickly and might feel very intense—are a normal part of puberty. You might feel moody, crabby or even suddenly want to cry and then…

All About Getting Your Period

If you’re between the ages of 9 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty, or the changes that happen when your body changes from a child to a young…

Boobs and More

If you’re between the ages of 9 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty, or the changes that happen when your body changes from a child to a young…

Top Signs Boys are in Puberty

If you’re between the ages of 10 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty or some of the changes that happen when your body changes from a child to…

Top Signs Girls are in Puberty

If you’re between the ages of 9 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty, or the changes that happen when your body changes from a child to a young…

Puberty and Finding Out Who You Are

If you’re between the ages of 9 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty, or the changes that happen when your body changes from a child to a young…

Why Don’t I Like The Way I Look?

During puberty your body goes through a lot of changes. Sometimes this can be overwhelming, and you may notice that you don’t like everything about the way you look all…

Period Hygiene: Tampons, Pads and Menstrual Cups

If you’re between the ages of 9 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty, or the changes that happen when your body changes from a child to a young…

What is a wet dream?

If you’re between the ages of 10 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty or some of the changes that happen when your body changes from a child to…

Protective Education

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Consent

Sexual consent is when people agree to engage in certain sexual behaviors. They can express their consent by saying, “Yes, that’s okay with me.” Just because someone doesn’t say “no,” it…

Wise On The Web

Being connected to your friends, family and everyone else online can be awesome! But nothing we do online is really private, including emails, text messages and even the apps you…

Anti-Bullying Squad

Bullying is when one person hurts, harms or is mean to another person over and over again. Some bullies may be mean by repeatedly tripping, hitting or pushing someone, while…

What Is Bullying?

Bullying is when one person hurts, harms or is mean to another person over and over again. Some bullies may be mean by repeatedly tripping, hitting or pushing someone, while…

Being Safe on the Internet

Being connected to your friends, family and everyone else online can be awesome! But nothing we do online is really private, including emails, text messages and even the apps you…

What is Sexual Assault?

Any kind of sexual behaviors or touching another person’s breasts, genitals or buttocks without that person’s permission (also known as consent) is sexual assault. The age at which someone can…

Sexting

Sexting is exchanging sexual messages, photos or videos by text message, social media or email. Some people sext as a way to flirt, to be close to someone without risking…

Teasing: Not Just Harmless Fun

Teasing is often meant to be playful and harmless. But verbal or physical teasing is never okay and is not a healthy way to show someone you like them. Some…

What Is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a type of bullying intended to hurt or intimidate someone. It can include verbal harassment, such as sexual jokes or sexual comments, as well as physical harassment…

Help kids learn that bodies are private

As young children grow, they spend a lot of time wondering about and exploring their own bodies. They’ll likely have a lot of questions, and adults can help them best…

Bullying

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Body Image

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Relationships

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What does divorce really mean for my family?

Divorce can be sad and traumatic for children and families, but we can get through it, and sometimes that means changing how we look at what it means to be…

Is It Love?

Having romantic and sexual feelings for another person your age is totally normal during puberty. It’s also totally normal if you do not experience romantic or sexual feelings. You may…

How to Talk to Girls, Boys and Everyone in Between

Expressing your wants and needs and listening to understand what the other person wants or needs are important communications skills. Healthy communication can benefit your relationships with your family, friends…

Finding An Adult That You Can Trust

Sometimes it can be awkward to ask a parent or trusted adult questions about puberty and sex. As uncomfortable as it may feel, remember that they were once your age and…

How to Be a Good Listener

Expressing your wants and needs and listening to understand what the other person wants or needs are important communications skills. Healthy communication can benefit your relationships with your family, friends…

Rejection: It Happens To Everyone

Experiencing rejection is a normal part of life. Whether it is not getting the part in a play that you really wanted or having your partner break up with you,…

What Makes A Relationship Healthy?

Having romantic and sexual feelings for another person your age is totally normal during puberty. It’s also totally normal if you do not experience romantic or sexual feelings. You may…

Active Listening: How To Communicate Effectively

Expressing your wants and needs and listening to understand what the other person wants or needs are important communications skills. Healthy communication can benefit your relationships with your family, friends…

How To Deal With Rejection

Experiencing rejection is a normal part of life. Whether it is not getting the part in a play that you really wanted or having your partner break up with you,…

Fighting Fair

People don’t always get along or agree with one another. They may disagree with one another or have a conflict because they have different beliefs, ideas or preferences. Sometimes people…

Education

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Separation

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