Category Archives: sex education

The Rind Study: Censored?

The belief that sexual “seduction” of children is usually seriously harmful was popularized by Freud over 100 years ago, based on his observations of 18 hysterical patients (1). Freud’s observations were distorted by his very unscientific “pressure” method, and he … Continue reading

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Is Your Child a Sex Maniac?

“There is a stunning lack of precision and science in the field of child mental health.” – William N. Friedrich One reason child sex abuse is so upsetting to adults is that children are traditionally considered asexual and uninterested in … Continue reading

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Teaching Children Values

There are several important questions about values education that are commonly neglected. How do children learn values? What values about sexuality should children be taught and why? Should values education be freely chosen by parents, or dictated by government employees … Continue reading

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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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Bad Touch: Education or Hysteria?

“…erotic pleasure is a gift, and can be a positive joy to people at every age.” – Judith Levine. Beginning school is a crucial time in a child’s life, especially for those who have little experience with other children (no … 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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