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As a parent, a lot of things don’t come easy. And talking about sex (even if you call it the birds and the bees or “The Talk”) is something that’s hard for most people to discuss. My youngest child is going to be 8 in mid-August and very curious about his body. He also had a couple of incidents at school. In one of those incidents, a girl was calling him a dinosaur and he had to “prove that he was a boy” — and that included “dropping trou” (which he promptly got suspended for). I want to teach him to be aware of his body, but not to expose himself to his classmates. I also want to find a way to teach him about sex ed in a way that he will understand. My mom was pretty open to me about how babies were made, even though to me, it was the world’s most boring conversation. However, we have to talk about it – here are 10 Tips for Talking to Kids about Sex (The AMAZE Parent Playlist can help)! 10 Tips for Talking to Kids about Sexuality (Start with the AMAZE Parent Playlist)
AMAZE launched in September 2016 and is dedicated to providing accurate and inclusive sex ed videos to 10-14-year-olds. The project is backed by Advocates for Youth, Answer and Youth Tech Health, leaders in the sexual health space. AMAZE takes a fresh look at both the basics and some of the more complicated aspects of sex ed, like gender expression, sexual orientation, gender identity, and puberty through a series of short animated videos geared towards younger teens. In this day and age, AMAZE is a great resource for helping parents broach this tough topic.
Check out one of the videos on the AMAZE Parent Playlist:
AMAZE wants to empower parents to be the primary sexuality educators of their kids – the goal of their videos and resources is to inform and spark conversations.
I’m pleased to let you know about the launch of the AMAZE Parent Playlist — videos for parents of 4-9 years old. AMAZE partnered with sexual health expert and author Deborah Roffman. The Parent Playlist helps parents engage young children (ages 4-9) in open, honest conversations in a fun, engaging, and age-appropriate way.There are titles ranging from “How Do You Talk to Young Kids About Sex” to “Where Do Babies Come From” to “Is Playing Doctor OK?” the 10 animated videos in the AMAZE Parent Playlist are designed specifically to train parents on how best to talk with their children about sex, healthy relationships, and growing up.
Because of some of my youngest son’s behaviors, I felt that I needed to start earlier to discuss sex ed. But it’s not easy and with the AMAZE resources, I’ve found it a little easier.
Here are some excellent conversation starters:
Start checking out the AMAZE Parent Playlist here.
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