The Mom Show (KSL): Talking to Your Kids about Sex

KSL aired another The Mom Show interview with me on the subject of talking to your kids about sex.  You can listen to it here:

From the description:

Host Lindsay Aerts talks with LDS Sex Therapist Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife about how to create a culture of openness around sex and sexuality so your kids will come to you with their questions. While sitting down with a child at a certain age to have "the birds and the bees" talk may be important, even more important may be creating a culture in your home where sex is viewed as healthy and good to be used in an appropriate way, not as shameful or bad. Our children will have natural, human sexual desire and it's our job to help them navigate those tricky emotions. Dr. Fife discusses what's appropriate to teach your kids about sex for different age levels, how to facilitate the conversations, how to still create an openness if abstinence before marriage is the goal, and whether or not it's too late to create this culture if you already have older children.

Podcast: "Get Over Yourself"

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Get Over Yourself: When Perfectionism Undermines Your Development, Relationships, and Peace of Mind

Have you ever heard the saying, "I am my own worst enemy?" If you've thought or said that about yourself, then this episode is for you.  (And if you haven't, then this episode is also for you.)

All of us carry the innate tendency to mask our own humanity--our flaws--from those we love.  Doing so actually inhibits our growth, creates tension in our relationships, and leads to inner turmoil.  The only way to get over all that is to get over ourselves.

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, being interviewed once again by Monica of the All About Progress podcast, teaches us what this tendency looks like in action, and what we can do to fix it by facing our own flaws with compassion and true moral courage.  She also helps us see what we get out of doing so: a life filled with challenges, but also more love, fulfillment, and freedom. 

Transcript of the Bold New Mom interview

We've had requests for transcripts of popular interviews before, so it's been on our to-do list for a while, but when the most recent request came from someone who is deaf, we knew it was time to move it to the top.  So here's the transcript of Dr. Finlayson-Fife and Jody Moore's Bold New Mom podcast recorded last fall.  Click/tap the PDF image to the left.

And if you want to listen without having to search and scroll down through old blog posts, here's the recording.