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10 Ways to Create Open Communication with Your Children about Sexuality
Tips for talking to your kids
It’s now or never, baby! You’ve put it off, but you can’t any longer. Your kid is getting info from other sources that may or may not be healthy or correct. It’s time for you as a parent to do what many parents have dreaded before you. That’s right. It’s time for the talk. Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered.
There’s a lot of information on the web about sex. But stuff written for you about how to talk to your kids is kind of rare. I wanted to fix that—that’s why I wrote a book about how to have ‘The Talk’. I want to make sure you know know how to openly talk to your kids about s-e-x.
Here are 10 ways to foster communication with your children about sexuality:
Be approachable and create a judgment-free zone for your children to ask questions.
Start conversations early and continue them throughout your child's development.
Normalize discussions about bodies, relationships, and sex.
Use everyday situations as teachable moments.
Actively listen to your child's concerns and feelings, and respond with empathy and understanding.
Educate yourself on the latest information and trends regarding sex education and youth culture.
Encourage your child to think critically about the messages they receive about sex from media and peers.
Make discussions about consent, boundaries, and respect an integral part of your conversations.
Invite your child to share their thoughts and opinions, encouraging a sense of ownership in their own learning.
Utilize age-appropriate resources to supplement your conversations and support your child's understanding.
Do any of these resonate with you? What would you add? Let me know in the comments below!
Okay, now something for you!
My friend Lisa wrote this fabulous memoir…and it’s great for ANYONE! I’m personally excited to read about the sex cult! What?! See below :)
Blissful Thinking reveals how L.L. Kirchner's search for spiritual wellness kept her sick. After a crushing divorce, the author tried silent meditation, energy healing, and finally a sex cult in India. Until finally she learned to ask different questions. Kirkus Reviews says, "Kirchner's voice is self-aware and humble, making her feel like a trustworthy guide. Readers will feel a tension between resistance and surrender as she describes each new experience and then, importantly, leaves it behind." Available September 26, but you can download the intro now.
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