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Episode #25 Teaching Kids About Sex

This episode is a bit different from the normal ones. Karyn interviews a special guest, her husband!  Rich Tripp is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist.  In this episode he walks through teaching kids about sex. This is a difficult subject for many parents to tackle!  In this episode we cover the importance of you teaching your own kids so they learn based on your values. We discuss the messages given in the media vs. what we want our children to understand, miseducation that happens, and what to teach at different ages.

Want to work with Rich?  You can find him at  Ascend Mental Health.

Books Rich Recommends for Teaching Kids About Sex:

A disclaimer from him: He is always hesitant to recommend books because of people’s varying values. These are books withs lots of good information, but may not ALL reflect your values. He says some of them, rather than giving them the book, you could copy pages out to give them a bit of information.

A Chicken’s Guide to Talking Turkey With Your Kids About Sex

From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children

How to Talk to Your Child About Sex: It’s Best to Start Early, But It’s Never Too Late

For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values and Health

Good Pictures Bad Pictures (picture book for kids, also a Jr Version)

The Story of Me (God’s Design for Sex)

It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health (Has a lot of drawings of you may want to pursue before showing to kids)

Sex, Puberty and All That Stuff: A Guide to Growing Up

Talking to Your Kids About Sex: From Toddlers to Preteens


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