Many of us learn about sexuality from our friends, textbooks, health class, movies, or...the internet. Parents, guardians and caregivers are their children's primary educators, yet many pre-teens report they do not learn about sexuality from their own caregivers, leaving many of their questions unanswered. In this video, Jennifer Litner gives a straight-forward approach on how parents can start these conversations with their kids.
Why is talking to your preteen about sex and sexuality important? What if you are terrified of talking to your preteen about sex? How do you even begin this conversation? Licensed therapist and sexuality educator Jennifer Litner answers these questions and plenty of your own, describes the benefits of sex-positive parenting, and debunks some of the myths surrounding sexuality. Download Ms. Litner's handout of resources to help you approach the topic with your child.
Jennifer Litner, MSC, LMFT, CST is a licensed psychotherapist and sexuality educator who is passionate about helping people navigate sexuality-related concerns. Ms. Litner is the founder and director of Embrace Sexual Wellness, LLC, a sexual wellness center providing sex therapy and sexuality education programming in Chicago. As a sexuality educator, Ms. Litner offers training on various sexuality-related topics, including Sex- Positive Parenting, Keeping the Flame Alive in Long-Term Relationships, Millennial Romance, as well as Safer Sex and Hookup Culture. Additionally, Ms. Litner is a professor at Adler University in Chicago where she teaches masters and doctoral students in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy. Ms. Litner's work has been published in the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, Kinkly, Kinsey Confidential, and Love Magazine.