Live Workshops for Parents


Anya leads skill-building workshops for parent groups and at conferences on a variety of topics, including:

  • How parents can teach kids to be critical thinkers about media messages
  • How to answer your child’s questions about sex & sexuality
  • Teaching kids about boundaries and consent

''I felt way more prepared!''

Thank you so very much for the wonderful talk you led the week prior to Thanksgiving as well as the follow up with book recommendations, etc. One friend of mine went home that very weekend and talked with her 9 and 7 year olds and texted me that she felt so great having the conversation! And I had a good chat with my 9 year old over a puzzle – masturbation came up and I felt way more prepared with some of the lines you gave us! I’ve ordered a few more books to have at home. Can’t wait for them to arrive!

Workshop Participant

''I feel very different as a parent, and as a person!''

I want to thank you for your presentation for the —Mothers Club. I am so grateful for the information you provided and the way in which you gave it.

So often, presenters of such difficult topics take a dramatic tone in an effort to call attention or importance to their words. For me, that style has an almost opposite effect. Your calm assurance left me feeling calmer and more capable. From my perspective, your calmness also helped keep the anxiety and worry where it belongs, with the parents, rather than taking it upon yourself to worry for them or attempt to chastise or blame.

It doubly impacted me because I was finishing reading the book “ScreamFree Parenting,” which should really be called “Living a Connected and Respectful Life.” So much of what you said mirrored the words and ideas in that book. Between that book and your workshop, I feel very different as a parent and a person. I feel like I’m on the verge of something great, something so different from the way I was raised. Already things are changing for the better. Sincerest Thanks

Workshop Participant

Workshops for Parents & Teens

Review the fundamentals of sex-ed and get to the more advanced topics.

Parents and teens attend these workshops together, but separate into different groups for discussions and partner work. Anya teaches the anatomy and physiology of the human reproductive systems, women’s health, contraceptive techniques, and basic information about the most common sexually transmitted infections.

Participants role play difficult scenarios, such as initiating safe sex conversations or responding to date-rape scenarios.

Parents and teens examine the disconnect between real life, media messages, and pornography. They learn strategies for increasing intimacy without fast tracking to intercourse.


''I feel that I can define comfort and boundaries more clearly''

I found Anya’s workshop extremely helpful. It created a space to think about important and sometimes abstract concepts, such as comfort and boundaries, in a concrete and tangible way. I feel that I can provide clear examples and define comfort and boundaries in a manner that my children will grasp. Anya facilitated a very rich discussion and provided strategies for assisting adolescents and children to verbalize their boundaries.

Beatriz Reyes
Workshop Participant

In The Bay Area? Join The MeetUp Group!


Meet Anya and join local Bay Area parents to trade bloopers, resources, and to get some support around talking to kids about sex and relationships.

This FREE group allows parents to connect with each other and with Anya. Local workshops are also announced in the MeetUp group, so this is a great way to learn about upcoming events.

''I really got more out of it than I had hoped!''

Thank you for the great workshop! I really got more out of it than I had hoped. 

You did a great job tailoring the talk to the audience…I definitely feel I have the schedule of what could and should be said when and this was my biggest hope for the session. My best take aways are your handout and the pretty comprehensive notes I was able to make in our short hour.

The specific talking points or examples were great too. Some very concrete things I hadn’t considered yet like discussing pornography, or that as a parent I could simply say “I don’t want you to watch pornography or have sex now as those are activities for adults” were helpful. I liked being able to flip through the books quickly but the recommended list will give me more time to consider the options. Thanks again for providing the session and resources!

Lorre Mason
Workshop Participant