February Events

Workshops, a Teleseminar, and Webinars – all FREE!

Milpitas Parent University workshops, Thursday, February 4th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Session A: 6 – 7 pm
Talking About Puberty, Sex & Relationships: What to Say When
Most parents know they should be talking to their children about these “hot topics” even from a young age, but wonder how to do it effectively.  In this workshop, we’ll examine what can make talking about sex so challenging, what topics to discuss with your child, and when they are developmentally appropriate.

Session B: 7 – 8 pm
How to talk to your kids about sex in the media
This workshop is for parents who want to counteract what their kids are learning about sex in the media and teach their children how to respect their peers and later, their partners.  Parent will learn how to talk to their kids about media messages in open, ongoing, and skillful conversations.

MUSD District Office  1331 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas. We’ll meet in the boardroom to start the night.


Teleseminar: Talking to Preteens About Sex, Thursday, February 18th, 12:00 to 1:30 PM PST

FREE teleseminar!

Ever struggle to talk to your preteen about sex and relationships? In this teleseminar, you’ll learn

  • why connection is vital and how it sets the foundation for a safe and healthy parent-child relationship
  • how to counteract what your kids are absorbing about sex from the media
  • how to teach them to respect themselves, their peers and later, their partners
  • how to talk to your child about body objectification, sexting and porn
Register Now!

Radio interview: Crosscurrents on KALW, Wednesday, February 24th, 5 PM PST

Tune in because I shared some of my BEST STRATEGIES during the interview!  I’m not sure what they’ll choose to include, but tune into Crosscurrents on KALW at 5 pm PST.  Listen live over the web or at 91.7 FM in San Francisco.

Stream KALW Live Now!

Webinar: What to Say When, Thursday, February 25th, 10 AM PST

Most parents don’t realize how early this generation of children are being exposed to sexually explicit content.  Media messages influence our children’s understanding of relationships and body image from a very young age.  Most kids are starting puberty earlier than in previous generations, and they’d benefit from parents talking about puberty sooner.  So when is the right time to start these discussions, and how much needs to be said?

Are you unsure what to say to your child about sex (too much information vs. not enough) and when to have the next conversation?  

Do you wish you had a guide so that you knew you were addressing all the important topics?

Have you taken the time to do the big-picture thinking?  

In surveys, 87% of teens say that open, honest conversations with their parents could help them put off sex and avoid pregnancy.  So how do you lay the groundwork for that and what do you say?

In this one-hour webinar, you will:

  • Examine what you want for your child and what’s getting in the way of talking about sex
  • Learn what topics to discuss with your child and when they are developmentally appropriate
  • Create a plan to address the topics you haven’t yet discussed with your child


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