Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Take the STING Out of talking to Kids About The Birds and The Bees! Review & Giveaway!
With Amy Lang, MA
Everything you need to get the sex talks started! This engaging, empowering and helpful guide for parents of all beliefs, will give you just what you need to get the conversations started with your children.
Packed with information, simple scripts and a bonus sexual abuse prevention video, you will overcome your fears and get on with the birds and the bees talks!
About Amy Lang
I want to cause a major cultural shift in how adults and kids think and communicate about sexuality, love, and relationships. I believe every parent and caregiver has what it takes to talk to their kids about this hugely important part of life.
One of the unique elements of my work is my lack of political or religious affiliation or agenda. Many parents want a place they can get information that is not associated with a political movement or religion, and I’m it!
With my help and support adults discover that talking to kids about "it" doesn’t have to be scary, overwhelming or tedious. My engaging, humorous and inspiring style, shows parents how to turn conversations they dread, into something they look forward to and embrace whole heartedly.
From the tender age of 22, I have worked as a sexual health educator. One consistent theme throughout my work was the lack of information people had about their bodies, sexuality, relationships and in particular, the lack of communication between young people and their parents.
This didn’t really hit home until my son had questions about his body and its workings and I was surprisingly uncomfortable talking to him. I freaked out and panicked because I had no clue what to say to him—and I’m a sex educator!
Spurred by my own discomfort, I had a "lightbulb moment" and in 2005 decided to start Birds + Bees+ Kids® to help parents become informed, confident and comfortable talking to their children of any age about sexuality, love, and relationships.
My MA in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University/Leadership Institute of Seattle is a huge benefit, as I am specifically trained in adult education. I’m also a certified parent educator through Positive Discipline and this means I know just what parents and caregivers need to learn and parent at their best. You’ll be thrilled and impressed to learn I won the Mom’s Choice Award® for Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids and The Ask ANYTHING Journal. I was also a recipient of the Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur Award in 2009.
I have been featured in Seattle Magazine and Seattle’s Child. I’ve been a regular guest on NW Cable News’ "Northwest Parenting" segment and other radio and TV programs.
You can also find me in my community, serving on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Response Center in Bellevue, WA. The Children’s Response Center provides counseling, as well as legal and medical advocacy, for children who’ve been sexually abused or suffered other trauma.
I have been married for my entire grown up life to the same lucky (and patient) guy and we spend tons of time playing Legos, negotiating TV/video/computer time and herding Milo’s rats and cats, but not at the same time.
Reviewing these videos gave me quite a bit of insight into how I was going to explain the "birds and the bees" to my daughter, Gracie, who will be eight next month. She is a smart cookie and has begun asking a myriad of questions. I have been hesitating about answering her honestly, afraid of confusing her. But it is very important to her that I get this right! When she was 4, she was molested by a neighbor in Marion, Ohio. Thank God, he didn't get a chance to rape her! (see my post on this attrocity)
Amy Lang helped to alleviate some of my fears! And the fact that she serves on The Children's Response Center Advisory Board in my area is a blessing! I fully intend to contact her if and when I have any questions! If you have children approaching "the time for THE TALK", I urge you to view the videos at Birds+Bees+Kids. There are free videos to help you and a DVD to purchase at a terrific price! But don't hesitate to expand your knowledge NOW! Time flies by in the blink of an eye!
One lucky winner will receive the Online version of "Birds + Bees + Kids — The Basics" by Amy Lang! Giveaway open to USA & International.ds March 31, 11:59PM PDT.
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