Date: WEDNESDAY 14 March 2018
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Fee: R450 per person
Facilitator: Clinical Psychologist & Director – Joanna Kleovoulou
THE “STORK TALK”: A Guide to speak wisely with your child about their Sexuality
For many parents, raising a child is the most gratifying job—and one of the most challenging. Given the high statistics of sexual crime in South Africa, high sexually transmitted infections and HIV rates, every parent has a responsibility to keep their children safe, That said, every parent has the responsibility and privilege to instil in their children the belief that their bodies, including their sexuality, to be a beautiful, healthy expression and respected part of their existence.
Studies show that children who feel they can talk with their parents about sex and their sexuality, are less likely to engage in high-risk behaviour than children who do not feel they can talk with their parents. Children who report having good conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners, and use condoms and other contraceptives when they do have sex.
Would you love to:
- Give your child a healthy, positive, respectful view of human intimacy?
- Be able to talk together about THE MOST intimate subject without fear?
- Prevent distorted views from the outside world?
In this Power Talk you will learn to:
- Explore your own beliefs and values about sex
- Take the initiative – finding teachable moments
- Know when the right time is to talk about your child’s sexuality
- Understand Sexual exploration vs. Sexual Acting out
- Talk more than just the birds and the bees:
- Basic understanding and explaining the body’s reproductive parts
- Explaining menstruation, erection, pregnancy and child birth, sex
- Handling self-stimulation
- Handling challenging topics (miscarriage, abortion, types of relationships e.g. homosexuality, STI’S/HIV/AIDS, sexual violence, circumcision, dirty talk)
- Keep your child safe
This workshop is an absolute must for all parents of children between the ages of 3-12yrs old.
Testimonial: “The talk was an eye-opener to me. (I) Feel more confident to talk openly to the children I teach and even my own children. Thanks it was great!!!” – teacher and mother of a pre-primary school