As a father to two young sons (8 and 6 year olds) I’m starting to get those ‘B Questions’, inquiries about about boobs, balls, butts and babies. I am thankful that my sons feel comfortable approaching me with their questions, and I hope that they always see me as an askable adult. My boys are fortunate that their parents are both health teacher and biology teacher – I’m not sure there will be many questions that will stump us, but please check with me in a couple of years on that one.
Not all children are so lucky and conversations about sexuality might be avoided out of fear, or embarrassment, and for that reason I am delighted to raise awareness of this event, from the awesome people at Answer.
Middle school is a time when most young people are experiencing the physical, emotional, social and cognitive changes related to puberty. These changes often leave them with many questions about their bodies, their health and their relationships. Knowing how to effectively answer tough questions students may ask, and how to respond to harassing comments students may make in class, are essential skills for all adults who have middle school-aged young people in their life.
As a member of Answer’s National Advisory Board, I’m inviting you to join us for our friend-raising event Let’s Talk: How to Be an Askable Adult. This free event will take place on Tuesday, October 20 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm EDT and will provide concrete strategies for how to talk to your children about the birds and the bees.
To register, please go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscuqqqTsiGNBfbh-XrKzWP62uJ1xAKq9V After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please share this event across your social media platforms, with your peers and others who you know will benefit from an opportunity to become the askable parent that they know young children deserve. You are free also to use this graphic below.
Your donation will help Answer create a world where sexuality is understood, valued and respected. Your contribution supports their teen-written Sex, Etc. magazine and website and high-quality trainings for school-and-community-based educators.