Category Archives: parent education

Mental Castration: Breaking the Cycle

 Generation after generation, some parents (usually mothers) mentally castrate their daughters. Either actively through shame training, or passively through neglect, millions of girls are doomed to suffer the same destiny of sexual dysfunction as their mothers – often in silence. … Continue reading

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Empathy for Children 3

As I suggested in my previous posts Empathy for Children and Empathy for Children 2, it would be nice if adults felt more accurate empathy for young people. We may never achieve the ideal of empathy that is completely accurate, … Continue reading

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Empathy for Children 2

In my last post I discussed empathy for children in general terms, the complexity of empathic understanding, and the difficulty adults have in feeling empathy for children. As other authors have pointed out, empathy is sometimes difficult even between adults: … Continue reading

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Empathy for Children

What is empathy, and what does it mean to be empathic toward children and young people? We may distinguish three different abilities often lumped together as empathy: the ability to identify emotions in others, the ability to understand causes and … Continue reading

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Age of Consent

Competence to consent is popularly considered an extremely important moral and legal principle when it comes to sex play, but the issue is much more important and profound in the field of health care. This post reviews some of the … Continue reading

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Respecting Children’s Boundaries

In an article entitled “When Are We Crossing a Child’s Sexual Boundaries?” the authors suggest that certain adults (vaguely referred to as “professionals”) are competent to make sexual choices for all children, rather than allowing any other adults to make … Continue reading

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Overstimulation: the Devil in Disguise?

The word “overstimulation” is sometimes used to frighten parents against childhood sexual experience, and implies that sex education is dangerous because (if) it leads to sexual experimentation or exploration. But “overstimulation” is never explicitly defined, and there is never any … Continue reading

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