Sep 11, 2019
Wondering how to start the sex talks with your kids? Join us as we chat with Dina Alexander, author of the 30 Days of Sex Talks book series, and founder of Educate and Empower Kids.
Dina Alexander, MS, is the founder and CEO of Educate and Empower Kids. She is the creator of How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography and the 30 Days of Sex Talks and 30 Days to a Stronger Child programs. Dina founded EEK after reading a simple article about teen porn consumption. As she tirelessly researched the unhealthy media, risky apps and other online dangers inundating our kids, she realized that she had to do everything in her power to warn and teach other parents. Besides raising her own children, it is her life’s work to help parents, teachers and community leaders raise strong, healthy kids who use technology for good in this new digital age.
Educate and Empower Kids (EEK) provides resources to parents and educators to encourage deep connection with their kids through media education, meaningful family communication and intentional parenting. We believe this must be done by teaching digital citizenship, media literacy, and healthy sexuality education—including education about the dangers of online pornography.
Highlights from this episode:
-Kids are at different ages and stages. We need to tailor the talk to their developmental needs. -Work on getting over initial awkwardness. Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. -Answer curious questions as quickly as you can. (We don’t want Google to answer for us!)
-Add your values to the conversation.
-Understand curiosity and establish yourself as the first, best source of information. We want our kids come to us for answers.
-Teach the difference between healthy sex and pornography.
Below is a handout from Educate and Empower Kids that outlines appropriate sex talk topics for different age groups. If you’d like the handout in .pdf format, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, SUBJECT: EEK Handout OR click on the link at the top of this post.