“I know I should talk to my kids about sex, but I don’t how!"
Parents, I hear you. I feel you. I empathize with you. I was in the same boat a few years ago when I realized my daughter was growing at a faster pace than was my knowledge base on how to initiate birds & bees conversations!
Fortunately for me, when I realized it was time to start digging into this subject matter, I was in graduate school writing what felt like a full-on research paper a week. So, with my mind already in research mode, I entered this into a Google search: How do I teach my daughter about sex? (Side note: I am grateful I had safe search filters enabled when I plugged in that question! If you need some guidance on safe search check out this blog post from last month.)
That search was the beginning of months worth of vetting books, reviewing blogs, talking to parents of older children. In essence, anything I could get my hands on that helped me craft the strategy for approaching all the many layers of this topic boldly and confidently! And, in the manner most appropriate for OUR family based on our own core beliefs, value system, and maturity of our daughter.
In my parent workshop - Prepping for The Talks - I share a comprehensive list of resources by age/stage so they can take what they have learned in the workshop and build their family toolkit that is best suited for their family’s needs. In today’s resource spotlight, I am featuring two NPR podcasts (part of the Life Kit series) I recently reviewed. They are:
Equally as important as the podcasts themselves, are three rules I have for myself (and highly suggest for you) when consuming resources on this topic:
Folks, you’ve got this! And if you feel like you still need some more education to be fully prepared, reach out by clicking here. I would love to help you one-on-one or through a virtual parent workshop.
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Collins Foster, LMSW