by Dr. Faith G. Harper and Bonnie Scott
One of the hardest things about parenting is having conversations with your kids about sticky or loaded topics. You know, like sex. Or drugs. Or money, religion, or politics. Or when someone in your life does something ethically terrible. Or when tragic shit happens. It's especially hard when the topic of discussion hits really close to home. Or if you tend to be either conflict averse or hot headed, or just plain unconfident having difficult conversations even with fellow adults. But you need to have these talks in order to create a sense of safety for your kid when life goes sideways. Whether you're trying to make sure your kid gets positive messages around gender even though you aren't an expert, process horrific news, or deal with an intolerant relative who you can't personally stand, Dr. Faith and Bonnie bring you their trademark common sense, experience, and realness in guiding you through having these necessary tough conversations and building a closer, trusting relationship with your offspring.
About the Authors:
Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass, funny lady with a PhD. She’s a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting business in San Antonio, TX. She has been an adjunct professor and a TEDx presenter, and proudly identifies as a woman of color and uppity intersectional feminist. She is the author of the book Unf*ck Your Brain and many other popular zines and books on subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief. She is available as a public speaker and for corporate and clinical trainings.
Bonnie Scott, MS, MA, LPC, is a professional therapist in private practice in San Antonio, TX. Born and raised in Texas and New Mexico, she is a staunch ally to the LGBTQ community and sits on the Board of Directors for Thrive Youth Center, an emergency shelter and housing program for LGBT youth in Texas. She works hard to be an intersectional feminist, generally striving to stir up good trouble in the world. She is passionate about her kid, her cats, her books, and her profession.