Do you consider yourself the sex expert of your home? Today we are discussing how to talk to your kids about sex. I know it seems like a big role — but it’s possible. Ninety-nine percent of what our kids need when they ask questions about their bodies is to know that we won’t shut them down.
Today is the first in a series of episodes that I’m calling “You Are Your Child’s Most Important Teacher.”
I am so grateful to have Kristin Hodson, certified sex therapist and mother of three, as our first guest in this series. Kristin is a true expert in the field of sexual health as she frequently teaches workshops to parents on this topic, writes for publications, teaches at the university-level, and counsels individuals about their sexuality in her private practice.
Kristin’s three takeaways for becoming the sex expert of your home include…
- Expand your definition from sex to sexual health, and have a thousand one-minute conversations with your children about sexual health over the course of their lifetimes.
- Become comfortable with your own sexual history and development so you’re comfortable talking about these topics with your kids. (For Kristin’s guide to figuring this out, make sure you’re subscribed to our emails here.)
- View talking to your kids about sex as a skill you will get better at with practice.
Kristin is a wealth of knowledge and resources around sexual health, so make sure you check out her website or find her on Instagram!
Kristin’s website: kristinbhodson.com
Kristin’s Instagram: @kristinbhodson
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To see Rachel’s recommendations for the best children’s books on this topic, please visit https://3in30podcast.com/books/
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Do you have any tips on how to talk to your kids about sex? Share in a comment below!