This is my birthday weekend!
And I'm reminded of a story of one of my most memorable birthdays. My 13th.
Well, if you've taken a puberty related program from me you have likely heard me share a personal piece of information about this specific birthday because it was when I got my very FIRST period!
I've shared this story for years, but this past year a mother said something to me that I had never heard before.
She said, "You got your period the day you were born! See, you were born for this!"
Born for this? I blushed.
Yet it stuck with me enough that I'm telling you about it today.
Could I have been born to talk about this?
I'm going to share something very personal. There is history of sexual abuse in my family.
My mother was molested by her father and brother as a child.
My parents were surprisingly open about this with my sister and I growing up.
I have more than one memory of conversations my parents had in front of...
Empowering Parents: The Benefits of Utilizing a Sex Educator to Discuss Sexuality with Kids
Yesterday I met with a friend that made a comment that triggered today's blog post. It is actually not the first time I have heard this belief. A belief that could stop someone from taking a program like "THE Talk" or utilizing an expert to help talk with their child about sex.
She said something to the effect of,
"I don't understand why someone would need to hire someone to talk to their kid about sex."
It came across as a sort of judgment of a parent that would "need" to take a course like that.
It's unfortunate that some parents might judge others for seeking the assistance of a sex educator. However, it's essential to remember that every child is unique, and every parent's journey is different. Seeking help from experts is a testament to a parent's dedication to ensuring their children receive the best guidance and information possible....
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