Talking with Kids about Sex:
what to say when
Most parents don’t realize how early this generation of children are being exposed to sexually explicit content. Media messages influence our children’s understanding of relationships and body image from a very young age. Most kids are starting puberty earlier than in previous generations, and they’d benefit from parents talking about puberty sooner. So when is the right time to start these discussions, and how much needs to be said?
Are you unsure what to say to your child about sex (too much information vs. not enough) and when to have the next conversation?
Do you wish you had a guide so that you knew you were addressing all the important topics?
Have you taken the time to do the big-picture thinking?
In surveys, 87% of teens say that open, honest conversations with their parents could help them put off sex and avoid pregnancy. So how do you lay the groundwork for that and what do you say?
Join Anya Manes, educator and parent coach, as she walks you through what conversations to have with your child and when.
In this workshop, you will:
- Examine what you want for your child and what’s getting in the way of talking about sex
- Learn what topics to discuss with your child and when they are developmentally appropriate
- Create a plan to address the topics you haven’t yet discussed with your child
Anya coaches parents to become the mentor and amazing parent they’ve always wanted to be for their kids. By transforming and opening the communication between parents and their children, Anya helps parents have deep and connected conversations about anything. Anya’s specialty is helping parents talk with their kids about sex, to ensure that their kids have safe and healthy sexual relationships from the start.
She has come to this work after healing her own wounds around sexual abuse, teaching high-school science for over a decade (including the reproductive system, fielding all her student’s questions!), completing her masters coursework in Education, graduating from the Interchange Counseling Institute’s training program, and starting her own family.