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The Birds, the Bees, and the Elephant in the Room

Talking to Your Kids About Sex and Other Sensitive Topics

Eventually, all parents are faced with their children's uncomfortable questions about topics ranging from self-exploration and periods to how babies are made. Now, Rachel Coler Mulholland, known as Shug to her nearly 800,000 TikTok followers, can help navigate those awkward moments. As a nationally certified counselor with a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling and as a mom of young children herself, Rachel provides a strong foundation for having productive conversations on complex subjects - no matter the kid's age. Learn how to respond with confidence to questions like What's an orgasm? Why does it feel good to rub my swimsuit parts? What does it mean to pop somebody's cherry? Why does it hurt when I get my period? Is looking at pornography bad? How do I know if I love someone? Rachel's frank and funny tone and helpful age-appropriate sample scripts will arm any parent with the tools to have all the talk and keep their kids safe.

A picture of the cover of the book, which includes an elephan's trunk, a blue jay, and a bumblebee.

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About the Author

Rachel Coler Mulholland is a Licensed Professional Counselor and assistant university professor from small-town Minnesota. She holds dual bachelor's degrees in psychology and human services, as well as a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling. While living in rural Minnesota, Rachel has provided mental health skills training for children with severe emotional disturbance in a school-based day-treatment program, school-based counseling for high-school students, and counseling for college students of varying ages. 

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