Episode 015: Healthy Boundaries Protect Kids from Sexual Abuse

featuring Anya Manes

Did you know the ideal age to start talking to your child about sex is five years old? If you missed the boat on that one, it’s not too late. In this episode, Anya Manes shares how parents can catch up on the “Sex Talk” and will guide you on what to say and when. One of the most essential conversations is around porn, but how do you deliver the message in a way that your pre-teen will see the wisdom of your words and opt not to engage?

Anya will show you how. As a high school science teacher, Anya had the opportunity to see where the gaps were in children’s sex education and where parents and school systems fell short as pregnant girls dropped out of school. Her mission is to support parents to have a more comfortable, engaged, and ongoing dialog with their kids on the many topics of sex.

By helping parents teach their kids to set and enforce boundaries, they protect them from sexual abuse and those who don’t have their best interest at heart. Don’t miss this important conversation!

Resources:

Childhood Sexuality Video Series $47

We’re totally freaked out by the words “child” and “sex” in the same sentence! Even so, children are sexual beings. It’s hard to wrap our minds around, and many of us are bewildered and tongue tied.

How do you parent a child’s sexuality? What’s the best response to a child who masturbates in public? A child interested in doctor play? What are age-appropriate conversations, and how do you answer questions?

This video series is your course for laying a strong foundation, helping your child open up, and being ready for the opportunities they bring you.

Anya’s Website:

http://www.talkingaboutsex.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/notanostrich/

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Top 10 Conversations to have with your kids about sex & relationships

A quick and simple guide to age-appropriate conversations to have with children about sex and relationships.  Gauge whether your family is on track, shore up any gaps, and plan future conversations – plus an 80% off coupon for those who want to go deeper.

Anya Manes

Anya Manes

Special Guest

Anya Manes is an educator and parent coach, specializing in helping parents talk with their kids about sex and relationships.  As a high-school teacher for over a decade, she became intimately aware of teen struggles and how our current sex-ed programs and parenting culture fail to give kids the skills they need to navigate adolescence safely.  Anya hosts the annual Talking To Kids About Sex Interview Series and speaks publicly at schools, parent groups, conferences, and private events. Anya coaches parents, privately and in groups, helping them build skills around feeling and defending boundaries, articulating sexual values, answering children’s questions, and becoming critical thinkers about sex in the media.

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