Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Morning Edition"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas
Bryan Ferry (Of Roxy Music) Brings His Orchestra To Vegas
Deal Reached Between North Las Vegas And Labor Unions
Is Tipping Obsolete?
Being Oscar
The Life Cycle Of A Mall
Bundy Family Says Local Officials Need to Step In To Stop BLM Dispute
The Future Of Space Tourism
Fixing Nevada's Mental Health System
UNR President Seeks To Restore Funding
The Brass Tacks Of The Education Initiative

Teaching Kids About Sex and Sexuality
Teaching Kids About Sex and Sexuality

AIR DATE: August 2, 2011

When do you teach kids about the birds and the bees?  Psychoanalyst Joyce McFadden says if your child is old enough to identify her earlobe, then "she's old enough to know what her vulva is."  When do you teach your kids about sex and sexuality?  And how much do you tell them?  How did your parents tell you about sex, menstruation, masturbation, and gender differences?  Or did you learn from school, church, or your friends?  And how does growing up in Las Vegas, with its sexualized attitude, affect how kids understand sex and sexuality?  Tell us your story.  Experts around the nation weigh in.
Joyce McFadden, psychoanalyst and author, Your Daughter's Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women
Kurt Conklin, school health project coordinator, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
Michael Basso, health scientist, public health advisor and author, The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality: An essential handbook for today’s teens and parents

comments powered by Disqus
Thanks for the opportunity to engage with your listeners, Dave! Three resources that may assist parents further: 1 - On the SIECUS web site via the link you posted on the State of Nevada Page, the newsletter series "Families Are Talking"; 2 - books by author Robie Harris such as "It's Perfectly Normal"; and 3) The website for those interested in exploring more faith-based perspectives.
Kurt Conklin, MPH, MCHES (SIECUS)Jul 29, 2011 10:04:27 AM
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.