“Here goes nothing…”
You read an article about elementary school students having oral sex and you know you have to talk to your kid but you’re frozen! What do you say? Where do you start?! What if they have questions you don’t know how to answer? What have they already seen on the internet? Is there a pamphlet or book you can just leave in their room?!
At lot of parents feel like they will talk to their kids about ‘the birds and the bees’ when they are “ready.” What the heck is “ready?” And how do you know when you’re there? Worse... What happens if someone says something to or in front of your child before you’re ready?
Talking to kids about their bodies, their development and the world is the most powerful way to protect them.
Are you struggling between the push and pull of protecting your kids from the outside world and preparing them for it?
While we all have to decide what to tell our kids and how to arm them for life, it is absolutely our job to help them understand the world around them before we send them off into it.
My course is designed to help you articulate your unique family values and translate them into age appropriate conversations throughout the different stages of childhood.
I have created a six module course that guides you through identifying what you want to say and how to say it in a way that your kids will understand. When you finish the videos and worksheets you will be READY to talk to your kids about anything!
Why is this topic so important to me?
WHere the CURRICULUM got started.
A few years ago, I was working with families involved with Child Protective Services. Some of the topics that would often come up was how to talk to their children about their bodies, sex, relationships and the ever changing world around them. I started looking for resources for them because these are such a big, difficult topics. I basically found two options...
- information and resources on contraceptives. Important information but not a complete set of information.
- wait until your married... or else. That is also not a complete set of information and it doesn’t work for a lot of families.
So I tried to come up with ways to make it easy (or at least easier) to identify their beliefs, not mine or what the world says they should be, but their beliefs. Then break their beliefs down into empowering, protective and bonding conversations that could span a lifetime.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas. In my private practice, I see individuals, couples, families and groups. I have specialized training in working with trauma, couples in crisis and chemical dependence. It is a passion of mine to empower parents to stop being overwhelmed and start having the difficult conversations. It is my belief that if you can talk about sex and relationships, then you can talk to your kids about anything!
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