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Episode 97: How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex with Cath Hakanson

Brief summary of show:

In this episode, Cath Hakanson joins me to talk about a very important topic in today’s parenting age: how to talk to your kids about sex.

Cath Hakanson helps parents learn how to talk to their kids about sex with less cringe, and more confidence, so they can empower their child to make smart sexual decisions.

Cath is a qualified sexual health nurse, author, speaker and the founder of Sex Ed Rescue.

After a nursing career in sexual health, she used to think that sex education would be easy, yet she found herself squirming when her daughter asked her questions about where babies came from.

She knew then that her kids needed her help to thrive in this sexualised world, so she spent every spare moment researching the topic and questioning friends with older kids. She drew on everything she had learnt from working as a sex therapist, a STI and Women’s Health Nurse, an educator and researcher.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [3:55] When to start the conversation about sex and sexuality with your kids

  • [5:20] Why there's so much shame in calling body parts by their real names

  • [7:15] How to start talking to your kids about the changes happen