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How Moms Need to Talk To Our Daughters about Sexuality
March 10, 2019 Amee Quiriconi

On this episode, Ameé speaks to Joyce McFadden, a psychologist and author of the book “Modern Mothering: What Daughters Say They Need from their Mothers Regarding Sexual Development and Its Impact On Their Self Worth”

Joyce has an MSW from Columbia University and five years of postgraduate training in psychoanalysis, she is a faculty member, training analyst and clinical supervisor at the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology, board member of the National Council on Women’s Health, member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium, and sexuality consultant for an independent girls’ school. She is a featured writer for the Huffington Post, and her research has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, O The Oprah Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Ms.Magazine.com, CNN.com, Medium.com, Feminist.com, and the Women’s Media Center.

Driven by the internal tug of war that has left me in just a “freeze” state regarding what to say and how to behave with struggling with knowing how to talk to her own daughter about sexuality, being provocative, and slut-shaming,  Ameé asks Joyce about how to best do that. 

Other topics covered in this episode include:

  • The results of Joyce's research study that laid the groundwork of her book "Modern Mothering"
  • How speaking to our daughters about following and trusting their instincts goes beyond the bedroom
  • Learning how to understand the difference between sexuality and sexual objectification
  • How NOT talking to our daughters about sexuality leaves our daughters feeling abandoned, even if there is a good relationship in other areas

Resources:
Joyce McFadden's Website
Modern Mothering Facebook Page
Modern Mothering on Instagram

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