Talking to Your Kids about Sex & Relationships

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Anya Manes - Talking About Sex - San Francisco CA
From teaching the facts of life…to preventing sexual abuse…to standing up for oneself…
There’s a lot to talk about!

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    Learn the timeline of developmentally appropriate conversations

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    Get the full list of topics so you know you’re not leaving anything out

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    Gain scripts and phrases to use

Did you know that

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 12 boys are sexually abused

Most kids see online pornography for the first time in their own home

A third of 17 year olds have received a nude or nearly nude image on their phone

You have influence!  87% of teens say it would be much easier for them to postpone sex and avoid pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents.

Whether you have a toddler or a teen, set your family up for success now by having open and skillful conversations.


Thank you again for doing the talk for us, it was SO SO helpful! I wish I had heard your message when my kids were younger. I have done many of the things you suggested but you painted a bigger picture of where we are going and how to get there. I see sex is far more complicated then when I was young (it was pretty complicated then). This information is so vital to help our kids navigate tricky territories.
– Ronna Schneberger

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us.
– Lindsay

I have laid a good foundation but I have a great deal of work left to do…
– Amy Taylor

Thank you – excellent
– Melanie Wood