Talking to Your Kids

When it feels like you aren't even speaking the same language, here's what you know about talking to your kids, getting through, and becoming closer than ever. Plus: When and how to talk about sex, drugs, and other tough topics.

Why Kendra Wilkinson Baskett Is Super-Honest With Her 7-Year-Old Son About Sex

The reality star recently opened up about how she tackles sex ed with 7-year-old son Hank IV, who she says already knows about the birds and the bees.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex

Can't talk about the birds and the bees? Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," gives you the matter-of-fact ways to talk about sex.

Dad's Simple But Powerful Bullying Lesson for His Son Has a Lot to Teach Parents, Too

Standing "O" of the day goes to this Arizona dad who really, truly gets it when it comes to helping, well, basically everyone cope with bullying.

When Your Child Doesn't Want to Go to School

If your child suddenly begs to stay home, here are a few ways to find out what's really going on.

Kristen Bell Exclusive: How I Talk to My Kids About Race

The actress and mom of two daughters shared her thoughts on raising global citizens and her approach to talking to her kids about differences.

"My Teen Won't Talk to Me!"

Jan Faull, MEd, on how parents can get their teens to open up to them.

How to Talk to Kids About Masturbation

Help your child understand that masturbation is private but not shameful. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," shares how you can explain this natural part of growing up.

How to Talk to Kids: The Importance of Communication

Why should you talk to your kids? Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," explains why a back-and-forth dialogue is a great way to build trust.

How to Talk to Kids About Death

For young kids, death can be a difficult thing to understand. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," shares what you can say to ease your child's mind.

How to Talk to Kids About Sexual Abuse

It's important to explain the signs of sex abuse. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," recommends ways you can help your child to protect her body.

How to Talk to Kids About Drugs

Drugs are dangerous, no doubt about it. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," presents practical advice on how you can protect your kids.

Talking to Kids About the Refugee Crisis

How do we explain something so filled with trauma to our kids? Save the Children's online video campaign--illustrating what life is like for a child refugee--offers a place to start.

How to Talk to Kids About Strangers

Stranger danger is old-school thinking. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," explains the new ways to help your kids stay safe.

Should We Teach Kids About Porn?

With pornography potentially just a click away from our kids' eyes online, should we explain what it is? And how?

How to Talk to Kids About Puberty

It can be uncomfortable talking about the changes your child's body is going through. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," gives tips on how you can avoid an embarrassing dialogue.

How to Talk to Kids About Bullying

No one wants their kids to be bullied! Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," shares the ways you can help your kids deal with bullies.

Wiping Out Prejudices Before They Start

Kids pick up on prejudice at an early age. Learn what experts are doing to stop negative beliefs before they take root.

How to Talk to Kids About Alcohol

When it comes to talking about alcohol, be straightforward. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," offers guidance on how to have a simple conversation.

There's Now a Fun Way to Teach Your Kids Their LGBTs

This video aims to help parents explain what LGBT means.

Let's Turn Sibling Conflicts into Growth Opportunities

Our instinct may be to separate our kids when they get into spats, but maybe we should be viewing these fights as an opportunity to help them develop some much-needed life skills.

This Video Will Help You Explain to Your Kid What Transgender Means

Queer Kids Stuff is back with "T is for Trans," a simple way to explain what transgender means.

How to Talk to Kids About Divorce

How do explain that mommy and daddy are getting a divorce? Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," reveals the sensitive way you can bring up difficult change in family life.

7 Tips for Talking About the Outcome of the Election with Kids

Happy or not with the outcome of the election, it's gonna come up. Here's how to help your kids digest the news.

How to Talk to Kids About Cancer

There's no easy way to talk about cancer. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," provides tips on how to explain a sensitive subject.

Why I Let My Daughter Watch Last Night's Presidential Debate (and the Important Conversation We Had Because of It)

With the recent political scandals making the topics covered far more R-rated, many parents have opted to keep kids away from political coverage and the debates. Here's why I went forward with it.