Today is the second in our series of episodes titled “You Are Your Child’s Most Important Teacher.”
Dina Alexander is a mother of three teenagers and the founder of Educate and Empower Kids, which is an incredible resource for those “difficult conversations” we all need and want to have with our kids, but we’re just not sure where to start. On this week’s episode, Dina is teaching us how to talk to our kids about pornography. I am so grateful for her expertise and confidence on this topic.
This is a heavy, intimidating topic for me to cover. I want to be so careful with what I put out there on this topic because I know it’s triggering for people who have experienced this within their families, and I know there are a lot of different opinions on the best ways to handle the topic of pornography when talking to your kids.
If anything, I hope the episode gets you thinking and gets you talking with people you trust about how you want to handle this topic within your home.
How to Educate and Empower Kids About Pornography
Dina’s three takeaways for talking to your kids about pornography:
- Define pornography for your kids and discuss possible places your child may be exposed.
- With your child, create a plan when they are confronted with porn (what will they say and do? how will they tell you what they’ve seen?)
- In conjunction with talking about pornography, you must talk about its opposite: Healthy sexual intimacy.
Dina’s Website: https://educateempowerkids.org/
How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography
Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure
Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good
Messages About Me: A Journey to Healthy Body Image (find the boys’ version HERE)
And newest book: Conversations with My Kids: 30 Essential Family Discussions For the Digital Age
The first episode in this series, “How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex” with Kristin Hodson had incredible response. Give it a listen if you haven’t already!
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Have you talked with your kids about pornography yet? Share in a comment below!