Jaylee made her way slowly across my office and into a chair. As she began to tell her story, silent tears coursed down her face and fell onto hands clasped tightly in her lap. Here is Jaylee's story: Several years before, Jaylee had returned home early from a meeting to discover her husband in bed with the babysitter. "I have tried to get over it," she said.
My son is 15 years old and during the past month I have walked in to my home while he was masturbating in the living room. Just yesterday, he fell asleep after doing it on his bed with the door open. I am also noticing lotion or spray on his shirts. I do not know how to handle this. Should I confront him about it?
We talk about children and teens all the time, but what about that group of kids sandwiched in between those age groups? That is the group formerly referred to as pre-teens and currently referred to as tweens. Kids in this age group (11-13) are sort of like middle children -- confused about exactly where they fit in. Usually they reach upwards and try to imitate their older siblings or older role models. Let me tell you what this often leads to. It leads to some concerning tween trends. In their frantic pursuit to emulate teens they engage in some of the following behaviors:
Oh no, just when I thought that I had heard and seen it all I am made painfully aware that I haven't. A British mother named Chantal Marshall is apparently perplexed that one of her five daughters is currently not in favor of getting breast implants. Apparently her four other daughter have conceded but 14 year old Britney is not in favor and the mother is bewildered. The youngest daughter of the clan would like to focus on her studies at this point rather than on her cleavage. This youngest daughter of the family may be breaking with family tradition and yes it may cause a rift.
Dear Dr. G. I just read your post from June 14 ("My Daughter's Boyfriend Seems Obsessive") and the original inquiry, as well as your response, concerned me greatly. Before I elaborate on the cause of my concerns, I should mention that I write this not as a concerned parent, but rather as a male in his late teens describable as anxious and intense. The details of my past and present relationships with females struck me as being scarily similar to those described in that inquiry.
Oh yes, I am going to add even more material to the working outside of the home versus the stay at home mothers' debate.. I never intended to add to this already vitriolic debate but a very interesting question was posed to me. And, as always I can't resist an interesting question,so here goes.
Though many individuals cannot wait to find a life partner and best friend, to share their life with as they grow old together, there are others who have a deep fear of commitment. Neither of these types of people are wrong or right. Of course, the trouble comes when one of each type finds themselves in a relationship – that is when the hurt can begin.
When you think about going out to meet people for the purpose of dating, are you doing so in a haphazard way or are being strategic about the process? This past month I have had many coaching conversations about how people are putting themselves out into their communities to meet people for dating. What I notice is many people are being haphazard about their approach to meeting people. Let me explain what that means. When I hear that people go to events that are random, where you show up one time and:
Sexuality is very important because it is our basic instinctual life force energy. We need to own it and embrace it and then that same energy can start moving through our whole body and our whole being. So essentially, we are moving on a journey which begins with sex and moves through 6 more doors of power and potential. These are: 1) sex 2) emotions 3) our soul calling 4) love and compassion 5) creativity 6) expanded consciousness and intuition 7) orgasmic oneness with the whole