Podcast Episode 69: How to Explain Where Babies Come From
Talking to Kids About Sex

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 69 of The New Family Podcast where we explore how to talk to kids about sex.

My guest on today’s show is childhood sexuality expert Amy Lang, who helps parents talk to their kids about sex, love and relationships. Yes, episode 69 features a sexuality expert, something I only realized moments before recording this episode. Amy has a great website called “Birds and Bees and Kids” and she’s here to chat with us about how to answer that age old question, “Where do babies come from?” She provides us with great language we can use to explain how babies are made as well as how to adapt these conversations for the many ways families are formed today. Amy explains that talking to our kids about sex can actually begin when they’re newborns (tune in for her very sane explanation of how) and then walks us through how to expand upon our initial sex talks with kids in age-appropriate ways as they get older. She and I also dive into what parents need to know about the changing landscape of sexuality for teens.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Amy.

Amy’s website, “Birds and Bees and Kids”

Amy’s books Birds + Bees + Your Kids and Dating Smarts: What Every Teen Needs to Know to Date, Relate or Wait

Amy’s blog

Amy’s great webinars and workshops

Related Episode: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting

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Amy’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“Don’t pay attention to the neighbours. I do what’s right for my family and my child and trust my gut. That intuition that says ‘Oh, this feels wrong. And sometimes I feel that something is wrong and it’s because I needed more information. And when I got more information, I changed my mind. But really paying attention to, ‘Does this feel wrong to me? Letting my kid so X, Y and Z?’ I’ve been pretty lucky that I’ve had the fortitude to stick to that. And I know it’s easier said than done because there’s so much judgement out there in parent land. But I’m pretty proud to say that I’m an outlier parent. I don’t give much of a crap about what other parents think.”

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


'Podcast Episode 69: How to Explain Where Babies Come From
Talking to Kids About Sex' have 2 comments

  1. May 19, 2016 @ 1:55 pm Jean hewson

    One of your best interviews on a very important subject. Well done!

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