Popular media, tween and teen girls, and our society’s epidemic of sexual objectification make a potent mix that worries parents. We think back on our early sexual experiences and wonder if it will be better for our precious daughters.
We want them to feel powerful and in charge of their own body and desire, in a way only a few of us did. We want them to know WHO they are and what THEY want.
We want them to consider their own needs in love, sex, emotional intimacy, and companionship before they consider what someone else wants from them.
But can we teach them how to do this if we weren’t able to do it ourselves? I think we can, with learning, support and preparation for us first.
This is why I’m part of the month-long video interview series Talking About Sex With Kids by Anya Manes. My interview with Anya is about Kids and Media and Sex and it premiers on Monday, June 27.
Then on Wednesday, June 29, I’ll be in the private Facebook group for series participants from 3 to 4 pm, pacific time, answering questions from parents.
Parents who are already watching this video series are giving it high praise:
Anya, I’ve been following the interview series daily this month and have been so grateful for the amazing resources. It has led to some good conversations with both my 5 year old and my 12 year old daughters. I’ve shared it with lots of friends and am feeling overwhelmed (mostly in a good way) with the depth and expansiveness of the information you are sharing. – JMB
So if you haven’t joined, or if you’ve signed up but haven’t yet taken advantage of the interview series or the online group, what are you waiting for?
The full set of interviews will be available again for FREE July 1 to 7, so don’t worry about any interviews you’ve missed since the beginning of June – you’ll still have full access to them.
Jump in here: http://talktokidsaboutsexseries.com/nancygruver
Together, we can help all our kids have a better understanding, acceptance of, and opportunity for healthy sexuality than we had at their ages.
P.S. Peggy Orenstein’s new book, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape is another outstanding resource that I recommend highly.