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Let's be real: we don't want our kids to be either victims or perpetrators of sexual harassment or assault. But is there a conversation we can have with them to keep them safer? Dr. Dana Dorfman uses her professional expertise and experience as mother to both a daughter and a son to help us navigate this potentially thorny topic. And Amy brings several difficult personal and parenting experiences to the couch to illustrate the murkiness of dealing with other people in the real world, which sometimes feels more complicated than just saying "no," even if you're a strong, confident woman. We touch on the impacts of porn, what boys are taught about "masculinity," and how raising girls to always be accommodating to others might have unforeseen costs. After bringing up all that messy stuff, we won't just leave you hanging! Listen to the end for three useful strategies for raising more emotionally attuned kids. Lastly, listen for our "No, You Have To!" recommendations to hear about Amy's weird new life-changing piece of furniture, and a book that validates Dana's parenting values. Please let us know what you think, especially if you try any of these strategies with your own kids. And please rate us, review us, subscribe to us, and share us! Thanks!


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