Mark your calendars for The Talk: October 16th, Tamarind Hall 6:30 pm
Today, children often get introduced to sexual themes earlier and earlier. It is a challenge to figure out how to create an open environment at home to have honest, age-appropriate, and value based conversation about human sexuality. We believe that adults need to lead the conversations, not media or peers.
To help us navigate “The Talk”, Dr. Sharon Maxwell and Chelsea Maxwell will cover these timely and important topics in the presentation: In a Hyper-Sexualized Culture, We CAN Raise Healthy, Responsible Kids: It’s Time to Have THE TALK, October 16th in Tamarind Hall, 6:30 pm
Smart phones, Facebook, boy/girl sleepovers, reality TV, older siblings—our children are overwhelmed with information and stimulation by a culture that pushes them to be sexy before puberty begins. The social currency of sexy embeds itself into their self-image before they have any context for understanding what it means. How can they make sense of it all if we don’t provide an integrated framework for understanding sexuality?
This two hour presentation offers a comprehensive and positive framework for talking to kids K – 12 about sex and sexuality—connecting the dots between:
- The social power that comes from looking sexy
- Sexual desire
- Intimacy and love
- The spiritual/moral aspects of sexuality
Our kids are looking for a way of understanding sexuality that will help them make sense out of what they see around them and guide their decision-making. Starting and sustaining a dialogue about sex with our children is an essential part of parenting.
Educators, health professionals, and parents are using this innovative approach to prepare kids for a hyper-sexualized world and lay the foundation for ethical sexual behavior that will guide our children from elementary school through college.
This presentation is relevant to parents of all ages. It is open to the public. Invite your friends and neighbors.