How young is too young to have conversations with your children about intimacy and human sexuality? On this podcast, we get the answer from Dina Alexander, President and Founder of Educate and Empower Kids. In the digital age, where a couple of clicks can lead your child to a place he or she shouldn’t be online, it is increasingly important to protect them and educate them about this topic.
Dina addresses the need to start the conversation around sexuality and pornography early. In her books “30 Days of Sex Talks,” she outlines age-appropriate ways to broach these delicate topics. Additionally, having “the talk” should not be an event, but regular conversations that create environments of openness. When children know they can ask their parents about anything, they’re armed with tools and better ideas of how to respond when (not if) they’re exposed to immorality.
Some things seem like “no brainers” when it comes to intimacy, but so many evil things are being normalized and we need to make sure our children know what is right and what is not. Dina suggests you start where you’re at. If you have some catching up to do, that’s ok, but start the conversations now.
If you are in the Salt Lake City area this weekend, consider attending the UCAP, “the biggest conference in the country educating the public about the problems and solutions concerning pornography.” Dina is one of several experts who will be on hand and presenting; more information can be found at the Utah Coalition website. Visit EducateEmpowerKids.org to learn more about Dina and her organization. You can find information about her books as well as tips, articles and tools to educate yourself and empower your family to defend itself against the dangers of pornography.