Mom, why do some girls get cramps?
Dad, how do men make sperm?
Why is this so hard to talk about?
Many parents feel at a loss when they try to talk with their children about sexual development and puberty issues. We want to support parents in their role as the primary sexuality educators of their children. One way of doing this is to bring together parents and their pre-teen children (ages 8-11) in a fun and relaxed setting to explore puberty and sexuality.
The purpose of the workshops is threefold:
- To provide accurate, current information on female and male puberty
- To open the doors of communication between mothers and daughters or parents and sons about sexuality issues
- To support parents in their role as sex educators of their children.
Some of our Most Popular Workshops for Parents
- Parent/daughter puberty workshop
for parents and their daughters in grades 4, 5 and 6
- Parent/son puberty workshop
for parents and their sons in grades 5 and 6
- Sexuality Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E.)
how to talk to your children about sexuality and help other parents do the same
For more information about any of these programs, call or email Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley's Education Department:
Beacon (Administration Office)
(845) 838-1200, x103
What Parents Say About Our Programs
"I realized that my son and his friends knew more than I thought."
"I was a little nervous about having Planned Parenthood come to my parish to speak to young people and their parents about abstinence, but they were wonderful. They addressed very sensitive topics from a real life perspective with facts, compassion and humor. I'd invite them back again."
"It was so special to spend three evenings with my daughter. I have two other children at home and it's hard to get quality time one-on-one."
"It's easier than I thought to talk about sexuality."
"I'm so glad we finally opened the door to talk about this stuff. I didn't know how to start."