What does it take to promote healthy sexual development in our children, and how early should we start?
Many of us remember uncomfortable childhood moments when our parents sat us down for “the talk” or maybe even just awkwardly handed us a book about our changing bodies. But today we know children need much more than facts about sex; they need ongoing information, guidance and support in figuring out who they are as boys and girls, men and women. They need to build respect for themselves and others, and they need to learn what it means to be in healthy, intimate relationships. This week’s Mom Enough guest, Judith Kahn (Executive Director of Teenwise), brings years of knowledge and experience to this important topic. And, setting embarrassment aside, Marti & Erin offer candid personal stories of how they have navigated these issues in their own lives as parents.
What was your own experience in learning about sexuality as a child or teen? How do you intend to help your children develop healthy, respectful attitudes about sex, sexuality and intimate relationships? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!
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