This is an activity-based resource to help families talk about all the pieces that make up our sexual selves. It is easy to think that all humans are created equally but like Cory Silverberg said in 2012 "... stories are valuable... personal life history as well as their familial, cultural, and ethnic background..." all, impact our selves and our sexual being. This session of online learning focuses on the sexual self and teaching young people to appreciate their own bodies and minds. It will also help caregivers see that there are lessons in assumption, self-reflection, and presumption.
Lady Flowers: Girls aren't always ladies
This online learning session considers feminine ideals and female body parts. This session looks at the importance of young people with vaginas to understand their parts and how to protect and love their bodies. Although this session does not follow a particular book we love "It's So Amazing" by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberly (pages 14-15) and for young people under 7 pages 22-23 of "It's Not the Stork!" by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberly.
What is for Girls and What is for Boys: Making Choices
This alternative online class for parents focuses on our preconceived notions about gender. We suggest the book "Who Has What" by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. This article will question your assumptions about gender and provide activities for time with young people that will help them define gender expectations.
Note: If you are looking for cisgender confirmation please don't continue.
This online learning experience focuses on explaining how pregnancy happens. It follows the lessons of "What Makes a Baby" by Cory Silverberg, Illustrated by Fiona Smyth. This lesson should be used in conjunction with the book which is available on Amazon and at local booksellers. This session does not tackle the question of intercourse but does help caregivers get space to explain conception.
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