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Your child, your connection to them, the sex ed landscape

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa on raising a boy, being vulnerable & the colour pink

“I didn’t know what it takes to be a dad. And I don’t want to just tell my son, ‘Because I said so.’ I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open. I‘m a warrior, and I will lay it down. But I’m also the first one to say, ‘I have a lot of problems, and I want to be able to correct those problems.’

Pink is just a beautiful colour. And I’m pretty secure in my masculinity. I don’t really give a [expletive] what anyone thinks. We all have the feminine and the male side in us, and we need to embrace both

Jason Momoa “didn’t know what it takes” to raise a son (Geo News, 12/11/20)

MAYDAY MOMENTS
“None of your business!”
You see that someone has been sexting – or, as the kids say, sent a nude to – your 15-year-old

How do you react?

TIPS BY TOPIC

Browse information, advice and resources on every topic under the sex & relationships sun

Making babies, puberty before it hits and

teenage development

Seeking out healthy, respectful relationships from childhood on

Knowing what you like

and being able to tell others what you want

The impact of porn on kids’ attitudes & behaviour and navigating sexting

Becoming who you are

and accepting others’ sexual identity

Critical thinking and resilience in the face of limiting stereotypes

TIPS BY AGE

Whether your child is into Transformers or texting, age-specific help is at hand

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What is age appropriate? Click here to read about the “life course approach”

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID

“We’re all trying to figure out how to talk to our children about this tricky stuff, and I’m turning to Outspoken Sex Ed for a few tips”

Anna Whitehouse – author, columnist and founder of Mother Pukka 

“The best support and protection parents can offer young people is ensuring they have all the information they need to make decisions about their health, body, sexual exploration and emotions – which is what Outspoken is all about”

Sara Pascoe – comedian, author and member of Outspoken Advisory Board

”As a parent I felt enabled and empowered to have age-and-stage appropriate conversations with my children after the Outspoken Sex Ed workshop. This suddenly felt like a challenge I could take on with gusto rather than shying away from”

Dr Pooky Knightsmith – child and adolescent mental-health expert and author

“This is wonderful work and very much needed”

Dr Naomi Sutton – NHS sexual-health consultant on E4’s The Sex Clinic 

“Misinformation about sex has always been part of teenage life. But today, with pornography and social media, young people are exposed to a tsunami of false and damaging ideas and information. It’s therefore our duty to provide young people with a healthy counter-narrative. The work of Outspoken – which provides resources for parents and teachers to have open, honest conversations about sex and relationships – is therefore more crucial than ever

Natasha Devon MBE – mental-health and body-image campaigner 

Incredibly helpful. I feel much better equipped to deal with what I thought would be awkward conversations – actually I don’t think they are at all!

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