Talking to kids about sex

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Talking to kids about sex

Talking to kids about sex can be really challenging. It's an uncomfortable topic for a lot of people, for them to talk to adults about it. It can make them uncomfortable, too. When talking to kids, it's important first of all, that we understand what their question really is and that we are not giving them more information then they are asking for. That's the first step, really getting clarification for them. It's important because we want to raise kids who, ultimately, have healthy sex lives. Part of that is being honest with them. Be honest with them about accurate names of body parts and be honest about what is really going on, as they need that information when they get older.

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Gila Brown, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/ Parenting Expert

A middle school teacher turned child development specialist, Gila Brown, MA, MA, is the creator of Harmony Rules: How to Parent Confidently and Raise Super Kids.  With over 15 years of experience working with kids of all ages, Gila has helped countless parents transform life at home, enjoying a greater sense of peace and more rewarding relationships with their kids. Known for her fluency in ‘kid-speak’, Gila helps parents who are facing regular power struggles by giving them tools and strategies to respond with positive discipline and effective communication.

After receiving her BA from USC, Gila began her career in museum education and family programming.  She went on to receive her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College, along with a teaching credential. After years of classroom teaching, Gila shifted gears deciding that she could best help kids by helping their parents. As a child development specialist, Gila earned an MA in clinical psychology from Antioch University. Her expertise and background in both education and psychology give her a unique perspective on child behavior and the family system.

Gila is in private practice in Beverly Hills where she works with individual adults and parents.  She also specializes in working with families coping with divorce. Gila teaches parenting workshops through numerous schools and parenting organizations.

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