Sexual education has come a long way from stilted ‘the birds & the bees’ conversations of the past – and yet parents still often find themselves stumbling for the best way to provide their children with the information they need, when they need it, in a way that’s age appropriate. Thankfully, we can turn to Sex Ed East for help!
Sex Ed East is run by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, a sex educator, researcher, & professor, with sex educator Bonnie Fisher, a research coordinator at the Mount Allison Sexual Health Lab. Through workshops and one-on-one sessions, Sex Ed East aims to empower participants and promote shame-free sexuality.
In this episode, Bonnie & Lisa Dawn share tips on being an askable parent, books that can help educate everyone from preschoolers to teenagers, and talk a bit about what you can expect from a Sex Ed for Parents workshop.
You might also enjoy listening to Lisa Dawn’s previous episode, focusing on how to talk about sex with your partner, as well as her podcast, Do We Know Things. Bonnie has also previously joined us to talk about sex after having children. If you’re looking for a great book to add to the family collection, here’s a link to Sex is a Funny Word, which Bonnie talks about in the episode. She also mentions What Makes a Baby for younger kids, The Guide to Getting It On for older readers, and the awesome website Scarleteen for online information & resources.