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Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids with Amy Lang, MA

Parents, don’t miss Amy Lang, MA of Birds+Bees+Kids speaking at Babeland’s Seattle store on April 25.  Amy’s talk is for parents of elementary school age children and older. This interactive talk helps parents understand the need to start the conversations early and continue them throughout childhood and adolescence. Parents learn what works for kids, have time to talk about their own experiences and values, and learn about teen sexual behavior in an open and candid atmosphere. Read the full post »

Sex Questions: What do kids really want and need to know?

When it comes to answering questions about sex from my 10-year-old, I try to remain open, find out what she’s really asking, and then give her straight forward, age appropriate answers. I don’t completely censor every aspect of my “adult” life from her, but there is no need to put it in her face either. I am lucky to have a remarkable daughter who has taught me almost as much in ten years as I have taught her. I go slow and keep her comfort level in mind. One of the best tricks you can use for doing this, which I picked up from a fellow mom at Babeland, goes like this:

Kid: “Mom! What’s this …?” (Pointing at or asking about something sex related)

Parent: “Well, do you really wanna know?” Read the full post »