Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 15

 

 

 

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the E-book - Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

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E-book guide for parents:  Why is BASB such a simple guide for parents?

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Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 14

 

 

 

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the E-book - Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

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E-book guide for parents:  Why is BASB such a simple guide for parents?

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Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 13

 

 

 

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the E-book - Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

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E-book guide for parents:  Why is BASB such a simple guide for parents?

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Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 12

 

 

 

The problem with ‘gender’ reveal parties is they are not revealing gender I cringe every time I see a gender reveal party.  There is so much that is wrong with it,  but perhaps the worst part is when someone is disappointed with the reveal outcome. Resulting in one or more parents (and other people in the baby’s life, i.e. relatives and siblings) disappointed with who that child is before they are even born. 

But who is the child anyway if they are revealed as ‘male’ or ‘female’? What does that mean? 

Why are stereotypes about males and females so problematic?

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Blog - The Problem With Gender Reveal Parties Is They Are Not Revealing Gender

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Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 11

 

 

 

If your child told you they were lesbian or gay or bisexual or pansexual, how would you react? Lots of parents ask me how to support their children’s sexual diversity.

I get many questions especially related to attraction/orientation (who they are attracted to).  Most are worried about how best to support their child. They are often worried for their safety.   Parents should be proud that their child felt safe enough to tell them about their sexual orientation.

I worry about the kids who don’t have an adult to tell. These podcasts are designed to prepare all parents for the potential for their child, or another, might tell them they are gay or bisexual or gender diverse or trans.  Adults often assume that all kids are heterosexual and cisgender (straight and gender matches their sex assigned at birth)  but this is not a reflection of human sexual diversity.

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Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 10

 

 

 

Humans are diverse and that includes sexuality. 

Humans never have been or never will be simply heterosexual and/or cisgender. 

There is broad diversity of Human Sexuality.  

Within LGBTIQA+ communities there are a wide range of terms and language related to all aspects of  human sexuality i.e. sex, bodies, gender, expression, attraction, orientation, experience…and more.

Young people especially who are LGBTIQA+ are at risk of decreased wellbeing such as mental health because they experience increased rates of discrimination and bullying. 

Adults can best protect our young people by being well educated themselves about the diversity of humans and how to not only respect but celebrate unique individuality.

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Vanessa’s collection of LBTIQA+ resources

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Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 9

podcast sex education May 17, 2020

 

 

 

At every parent session I am asked what level of information about sex and sexuality is appropriate for different ages and stages?

Parents play a crucial role in ensuring the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of their child in regard to sexual health and sexuality development and that include being their main sexuality educator and source of reliable accurate information so...

Over  3 podcast episodes - number 7, 8 and 9,  I’ll break down by age, what is typically expected human sexuality development and behaviour for children and I’ll suggest some conversations you could (read should) be having at those ages and stages.  

I recommend you listen to all three if you have primary school-age children, in this episode, we will talk about ages 9-12 years.

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Pornography: The Public Health Crisis Affecting Your Children

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Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 7

podcast sex education May 03, 2020

 

 

 

At every parent session I am asked what level of information about sex and sexuality is appropriate for different ages and stages?

Parents play a crucial role in ensuring the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of their child in regard to sexual health and sexuality development and that include being their main sexuality educator and source of reliable accurate information so...

Over 3 podcast episodes - number 7, 8 and 9,  I’ll break down by age, what is typically expected human sexuality development and behaviour for children and I’ll suggest some conversations you could (read should) be having at those ages and stages.  

I recommend you listen to all three if you have primary school-age children, in this episode, we will talk about ages 0-5 years.

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What Is Typically Expected Sexuality Behaviour Of Children: A New Resource

My Child Touches Their Genitals, How Should I Respond

Recommended Sexuality Book List For Children

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Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 6

podcast sex education Apr 10, 2020

 

 

 

At nearly every parent session, I get asked the question:

Have you watched the Netflix series, Sex Education? 

Followed closely with the question “what is your opinion of letting teens watch it?”  

Parents always praise the show saying how good it is but is it suitable for kids? 

Well due to COVID- 19 isolation I finally found the time to watch it - and I did so with one of my teens - here is what I think about it, be warned this is a long episode and that's because Human Sexuality is so complex and this show addresses so many of the topics.

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