The talk. You know the one. Have you had it yet? Scared? So was Amy Lang when her young son approached her about the facts of life, even though she’s trained as a sexual health educator, adult educator, and personal coach.
Lang figured that if she was uncomfortable talking about sex with her son, then everyone else must be, too. So Birds + Bees + Kids was born. Through workshops ($45/person; $80/pair), one-one-one counseling ($85/person; $125/pair), and public talks, Lang provides a font of information for parents – it’s the who, what, when, where, why, and how of talking birds and bees. She emphasizes that the issue isn’t being ready for one, monster talk; it’s opening the lines of family communication for ongoing discussion throughout childhood and adolescence, beginning at age five.
Sessions may address anatomy and physiology, values exploration, child sexual development, birth control methods, STD and HIV information. You’ll get to practice responding to questions that kiddos might bring up, and have time to ask your own questions. So put away your urges to turn to the stork philosophy of where babies come from, book a session, workshop, or talk, get informed, and prepare for the conversations that Junior deserves.
PS – Amy Lang is available for casual chats at Mosaic Coffeehouse one Monday per month, on a no-set-fee donation basis – which is how the coffee shop menu works as well. The workshops are for grown-ups only, which is why the coffee shop with kiddie play space is ideal.
Birds + Bees + Kids