099: How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex // Kristin B. Hodson

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex by top mom podcast 3 in 30: image of Kristin B. Hodson and her husband and kids.

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…

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.)
  3. 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! 

Show Notes:

Kristin’s website: kristinbhodson.com

Kristin’s Instagram: @kristinbhodson

To get Kristin’s questions about your sexual history and development, sign up here.

Announcements:

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Do you have any tips on how to talk to your kids about sex? Share in a comment below!

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

14 Comments

  1. Danielle Henrie on 09/17/2019 at 8:13 PM

    Hello!
    I loved this podcast with Krista Hodson. This is the first 3 in30 podcast I have listened too, but it won’t be the last. I love the 3 take aways idea. I was hoping I could get a copy of Krista’s sexual history and development lists. I would love to get my hands on those as I start teaching more to my 5 children. Thank you!

    • Rachel Nielson on 09/23/2019 at 1:52 PM

      Yes, Danielle! We will email them to you! Thank you for listening! Rachel

  2. Stacie Cheney on 09/18/2019 at 11:14 AM

    Amazing and so needed! I loved your honesty as well Rachel! Can we just be friends?! You rock!

    • Rachel Nielson on 09/23/2019 at 1:52 PM

      YES, Stacie! Let’s be friends!!!

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  4. Amy on 09/24/2019 at 10:18 PM

    One of my favorite Harry Potter quotes is “Fear of the word leads to fear of the thing itself.”

    • Rachel Nielson on 10/14/2019 at 9:36 AM

      So good!!!! Thank you!

  5. Jennifer on 09/26/2019 at 5:30 AM

    Didn’t love this one- didn’t have concrete takeaways- just too high level

    • Rachel Nielson on 10/14/2019 at 9:36 AM

      Thank you for the feedback! I always want to make things concrete. Reply with some specific questions that you want concrete answers for, and I will do my best!

  6. Jane on 09/29/2019 at 6:29 PM

    I was hoping you’d tell us actual specific age appropriate things to say..

    • Rachel Nielson on 10/14/2019 at 9:34 AM

      Hi! Thank is going to vary depending on your children. But, I would recommend getting the books “30 Days of Sex Talks” by Educate and Empower Kids. They have three books…one for kids ages 3-7, one for kids ages 8-11, and one for kids ages 12-18. This helps give you some basic ideas about when to talk about what! I hope this helps! xo

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  8. Mary Chapman on 10/04/2019 at 6:50 AM

    Please email me Kristin’s questions. There is no link in the notes for them. Thanks so much! I am a new listener and loved these podcasts on talking about sex and pornography with kids! Eager to put this into practice in my family

    • Rachel Nielson on 10/14/2019 at 9:37 AM

      Hi! Did you ever get the questions? I will make sure my assistant sends them to you! xo

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