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The Talk: Sex Ed 2.0 for Parents (Zoom)
THE TALK: SEX ED 2.0 FOR PARENTS
The notion that a single sex talk at home or a handful of classes in school are enough to guide kids toward healthy choices and sexual empowerment is absurd. But this leaves many parents floundering. While we may want to encourage conversations with our children about bodies, babies, gender, boundaries, consent, identity, and beyond, we aren’t always sure what to say, how to say it, or when to begin. When is the “right time” to start talking? How young is too young? What, exactly, should we be talking about at various ages? And how do we begin to tackle the unique challenges confronting kids today?
In this talk for parents, sexuality educator Rachel Lotus will discuss all of this and more. Attendees will leave equipped with actionable steps, practical help with language, and developmentally appropriate resources.
★ Early and often: start talking, keep talking.
★ How and when to talk about difficult, oft-avoided topics (e.g., babies; bodies; puberty; early/accidental intro to explicit content/porn; and more).
★ Reflections on our own sex ed histories. Which belief systems do we hope to pass on to our children? Which would we rather leave behind?
★ Points of entry: learn to start conversations proactively instead of waiting passively for questions.
★ Resources for parents and kids of all ages and stages.
*This talk is best suited for parents/caregivers of elementary-aged kids.
When: Tuesday, November 7th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Park Slope Parents members can use the code TalkPSP --- the first 25 people who enter it will get a 25% discount, a savings of $10!
Rachel Lotus is a Brooklyn-based educator, speaker, consultant, and the founder and director of The Talk NYC, a one-stop shop for inclusive, progressive sexuality education for people of all ages. She is best known for her legendary workshops for tweens and teens, her transformative classes on bodies, power, self-worth, and sexual empowerment, her impactful talks for parents, and her warm, frank, irreverent approach to all of the above. She has been featured in The Cut, Judy Blume Forever, Growing Up In Public, CNN, and more.
Prior to founding The Talk, Rachel taught middle and high school in the New York City public school system, where she witnessed firsthand the need for better sex ed. In addition to speaking frankly about sexuality to students, parents, and educators, Rachel also talks often and openly with her own three kids who, like all children, have lots of questions.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
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