November plans: Workshops and MeetUps
Beyond the Birds & the Bees: talking to kids about sex & sexuality, Wednesday, November 4th, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
This is a one hour workshop with 30 minutes reserved for Q & A. We will focus on:
- Clarifying your values
- What to say when (for parents of K-6th graders)
- How to talk about sex & sexuality
This workshop is offered through Dunham Elementary School. It is a private event. We will meet in the Community Room.
Teens & Sex: what every parent needs to know, Thursday, November 5th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Research shows that parents are the key to ensuring that teens make safe and healthy choices – more important than teens’ teachers or peers. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn and practice tools for teaching your teens and preteens how to make good decisions about themselves and about sex.
We will cover:
– How the teen-aged brain works, so that you can understand and anticipate your teen’s needs
– How to teach kids to feel and defend their boundaries, so that they don’t have sexual relationships until they’re really ready
– How to free your child from sexism, so that their behavior and appearance are expressions of who they really are, not an attempt to please others
These tools help parents protect the close relationships they have fostered with their children through the challenges of puberty and transform the parent-child relationship. There will be time at the end for questions and answers.
This workshop is offered through Parents Place SF. Space is limited.
Preventing poor body image and sexism in kids and teens, Saturday, November 7th, 11:00 to 1:00 PM
Parents, has your daughter ever bought clothes or dressed in a manner that you thought was too sexy? Does she hate some part of her body or does she value her appearance more than her other qualities? Has your son ever made sexist jokes or sang along with sexist music lyrics? Are you worried that your child is getting the wrong ideas about sex from pornography? Or, do you want to learn what to do to prevent all of the above with your child?
This workshop is for parents who want to teach their children not to objectify a woman’s body and to value women for more than her appearance. You’ll learn:
- How media influences our thinking about what’s normal
- How to talk to your kids about media messages in open, ongoing, and skillful conversations
- How pornography affects the adolescent brain, and what to say to your child about it
Hosted by John Engstrom with Ameriprise Financial
CA Insurance License #0I79094
Afternoon Tea: meet & greet, Sunday, November 8th, 2:00 PM
Come join me for a meet & greet with some afternoon tea at The Center SF Tea Lounge. All the tea you want for $10/person.
Choose from dozens of loose leaf teas or make your own blend for unlimited tea tasting fun!
Mark your calendars and come meet other parents and families interested in teaching kids to have healthy bodies and healthy relationships. Kids are welcomed.
Talking to Kids about Sex and Relationships: what to say when, Wednesday, November 11th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM
FREE lunch-time workshop!
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?
Join Anya Manes, educator and parent coach, as she walks you through what conversations to have with your child and when.
In this one-hour workshop, 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
Hosted by Darius Seddiqui with New York Life Insurance Company