Feeling awkward, are you?
I’m with you! If you’re feeling overwhelmed or even guilty because you’re having trouble talking with your child about puberty, bodies and sex, you’re not alone. Most of us grew up in homes with adults who were uncomfortable having “the talk,” and so we learnt to feel awkward about it, too.
I was a kid who ABSOLUTELY grew up feeling too embarrassed and unsure to talk about anything to do with sex at all.
So here's one thing I know.
Talking about awkward stuff is hard to do with kids.
And here's why.
Because we haven't been taught to be comfortable about puberty, bodies and sex.
For the past 5 years, I've been helping parents overcome the awkward.
We’ve learnt to start conversations, answer questions, stay connected with our kids as they grow, and provide a culture of openness and acceptance at home. Our kids have grown in confidence and self-respect, and they see us parents as their go-to resource when they need guidance.
Most parents want to support their children as they grow toward puberty and mature into adulthood. And they want to raise kids who can respect themselves, speak up for what it right and respect the people around them.
I can help!
Bach. Occupational Therapy
Latrobe University, Australia
M.A. Sexuality Studies
Dublin City University, Ireland
Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland
World Federation of Occupational Therapists
World Association for Sexual Health
Foundations Program of Sexual Health Promotion, HSE
Relationships Explored and Life Uncovered, Forórige