Simplifying the Sex Talk with Kids: Sexual Health Educator POV

Written by: Lianne Castelino

Published: Dec 10, 2022

This week on Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Amy Lang, sexual health educator, author, mother and founder of BirdsandBeesandKids.com, about tips and approaches for parents on how to simplify talking about sex with their kids.

AMY LANG
Sexual Health Educator
Author, Sex Talks with Tweens
Founder, Birds and Bees and Kids
Mother

birdsandbeesandkids.com

“…what’s happening is that they’re getting lots of information about sexualization and sexual stuff that isn’t based in reality. So good news, they have more info. That’s one of the big things I think, has changed — much more openness about sexuality and gender and sexual orientation. So much more focus on consent. There was no conversation about consent when we were young. And so that’s also been really good. So I think ultimately, things are way better for kids and teens and young adults. And then also there’s this whole sidetrack, that is not healthy and is influential.

The first thing is to think about this, these conversations, in terms of your child’s health and safety. This is a health and safety issue. And think about it in terms of preparing them for this huge part of life, this is one of the biggest things we do as human beings, we have relationships, we’re sexual, it’s part of who we are. And so if we switch our thinking from trying to get our kids to not do it, to preparing them, so they feel confident, so they have a better idea of healthy relationship.”

 

 

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