Sexual values

Amy Lang, MA Sex Education Expert, shares advice for parents on the best way to teach your children good sexual values
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Your sexual values are everything you believe to be true or right about anything to do with sexuality. It's things like gay marriage and abortion. It's things like when a person is ready for sex. It's things like waiting for marriage. It's birth control. It's teen pregnancy. It's would you let your teen have sex in your own home? Everybody has opinions about sex and about these things. It's important for parents to clarify their sexual values because this is the one and only thing and no one else can give your kids. Your values. We always want our kids to share our values about everything; religion, politics. We want them to believe what we believe about matters related to sexuality. When you are clear about your values, this provides grounding and roots. So when your child comes home and asks you a doozy of a question, if you've already thought about that and what you think about that particular issue, it makes it much easier to respond to them in the moment. Values are key to having effective and easy conversations with your kids about sex.

Amy Lang, MA Sex Education Expert, shares advice for parents on the best way to teach your children good sexual values

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Amy Lang, MA

Sex Education Expert

Despite her 16 years of experience as a sexual health educator, Amy Lang found herself completely tongue-tied when her four year old son had "something very important" to tell her about his penis. Shocked by her discomfort, she realized if she was struggling, other parents must be too. Amy also holds an MA in Applied Behavioral Science and her focus was in adult education and group facilitation. She decided to combine her love of sex talking and her love of working with adults and started Birds + Bees + Kids in 2006.

Amy is a three time Mom’s Choice Award winner for her book, Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids - A Guide To Sharing Your Beliefs About Sexuality, Love and Relationships and DVD, Birds + Bees + Kids - The Basics. She is also the author of the book, Say What?! The Birds + Bees for Progressive Parents - What to Say and How to Say It!

She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Magazine, Parent Map magazine and has contributed to a gazillion other publications. Sex advice guru Dan Savage says “Amy is a parent’s best friend-with-benefits when it comes to talking to kids about sex.” 

Though Birds + Bees + Kids, Amy helps parents of all beliefs have easy, open and effective conversations about sexuality, love and relationships with their kids. She offers talks, workshops, one-on-one consultations and live webcasts. Amy is also the co-founder of MamaCON - Inspiration and Tools for Modern Moms, a conference supporting the hard work of moms everywhere.

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