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Sitting In A Car:
Sexuality, Relationships & Consent For Parents of Teens & Little Kids

Ever feel awkward talking to your kids about sexuality, relationships and consent? 

Wish you had someone to go to with your questions? 

Good news - now you do! 

Each week on Sitting In A Car, educator Sarah Sproule answers parents’ questions about everything from bodies to babies, from puberty to privacy, from sex to Snapchat - and so much more.

With humour, creativity and compassion, Sarah will help you become more comfortable and empowered to talk about sexuality, relationships & consent with your kid -
and help you to raise a confident, caring young person who respects themselves and the people around them. 

No matter your worry, Sarah’s here to help. 
Join her while you’re Sitting In A Car! 

Sitting in a Car Sarah Sproule

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Sitting In A Car:
Sexuality, Relationships & Consent For Parents of Teens & Little Kids

Ever feel awkward talking to your kids about sexuality, relationships and consent? 

Wish you had someone to go to with your questions? 

Good news - now you do! 

Each week on Sitting In A Car, educator Sarah Sproule answers parents’ questions about everything from bodies to babies, from puberty to privacy, from sex to Snapchat - and so much more.

With humour, creativity and compassion, Sarah will help you become more comfortable and empowered to talk about sexuality, relationships & consent with your kid -
and help you to raise a confident, caring young person who respects themselves and the people around them. 

No matter your worry, Sarah’s here to help. 
Join her while you’re Sitting In A Car! 

    “How did the baby get in there?” Is this a question you dread?

    “How did the baby get in there?” Is this a question you dread?

    This episode is a gentle reminder about this past question on Sitting in a Car and how my answer can support even more connection between you and your growing kid. Because sometimes it’s helpful to be reminded of the things you wanted to talk about in your family but you’ve forgotten about in the swirl of family life x



    When it came to awkward conversations, our parents did their best with what they knew. Whether you were dismissed, made to feel uncomfortable or awkward about sensitive subjects, you want to do things differently, and build an Evolved Communicating Family.

    However, you may experience a level of panic or dread when it comes to having these same conversations with your kid, especially if they are young.

    If you feel you could use some support and actionable pointers for this part of your parenting, join me on this week’s episode of Sitting in a Car.

    I’ll see you there.

    x Sarah

    • 14 min
    How can I talk to my 7-year-old girl about body image?

    How can I talk to my 7-year-old girl about body image?

    ‘How can I talk to my 7-year-old about body image?’

    This parent’s young girl has started saying not very nice things about her own body,

    and has started expressing an interest in extremely skinny body types.

    (You can hear the whole question & story in this week’s podcast.)

    This courageous but tongue-tied parent is confused,

    like many of us would be in her situation,

    because she’s done everything right.

    She’s taught her kid about healthy eating, exercise and all the things.

    She’s never criticised her own body, or mentioned weight around her child.

    So how has this happened?

    As you can see, this is deep stuff.

    If you’re feeling like you could use more support in this part of your parenting, and to hear much more about how to chat about body image with your kids, have a listen to this week’s episode of Sitting in a Car here -

    And I’ll see you there.

    x Sarah

    Ps.This episode is a gentle reminder about this past question on Sitting in a Car and how my answer can support even more connection between you and your growing kid. Because sometimes it’s helpful to be reminded of the things you wanted to talk about in your family but you’ve forgotten about in the swirl of family life x

    • 16 min
    ‘How can I talk to my 7-year-old about her clitoris?’

    ‘How can I talk to my 7-year-old about her clitoris?’

    ‘Can I talk to my 7-year-old about her clitoris?’

    This is such an important episode this week.

    Because lots of us don’t feel comfortable talking about the clitoris.

    The clitoris is all about pleasure.

    And pleasure is something we might find difficult to talk about with kids.

    And you know what? That’s perfectly normal.

    A lot of us have had no modeling for how to have conversations about sensitive stuff with our kid(s.

    So it makes sense that we might feel a bit uncomfortable,

    and not at all confident about how to do it.

    This week I’ve got three tips to help you have the clitoris talk this week. They are all from the Growth Pillar inside the Evolved Family Method.

    To hear all about it, come join me in Sitting in a Car.

    And if you’d like to learn more about the Evolved Family Method, send me a PM and I’ll help you with that x

    Ps. This episode is a gentle reminder about this past question on Sitting in a Car and how my answer can support even more connection between you and your growing kid. Because sometimes it’s helpful to be reminded of the things you wanted to talk about in your family but you’ve forgotten about in the swirl of family life x

    • 10 min
    How can I talk to my kids about porn, in a non-alarming way?

    How can I talk to my kids about porn, in a non-alarming way?

    'How can I talk to my kids about porn, in a non-alarming way?'

    Let’s  dig deep into three simple ways to make this easier.

    The answer to this question comes from the Courage pillar of the Evolved Family method.

    As you might know, if you watch Sitting in a Car quite a lot,

    the Courage pillar has to do

    with how we as adults can take responsibility for speaking up,

    and the tools we can use to do it.

    We learn how to start conversations, and what sentences and words to use.

    The Courage pillar is especially helpful here,

    because a lot of grown-ups feel afraid of this topic!

    We might try to shield our kids from ever seeing porn in the first place (not possible),

    or we might worry that if we talk about it… they might go look for it.

    So how can we chat with our kids about porn,

    in a way that is non-alarming?

    For lots of specific tips, watch this week’s episode here.

    And if you’d like to get Sitting in a Car straight to your inbox, Dm me and I’ll get that sorted for you.

    x Sarah



    This episode is a gentle reminder about this past question on Sitting in a Car and how my answer can support even more connection between you and your growing kid. Because sometimes it’s helpful to be reminded of the things you wanted to talk about in your family but you’ve forgotten about in the swirl of family life x

    • 14 min
    Three hidden questions that create connection with your kid(s)

    Three hidden questions that create connection with your kid(s)

    Let’s chat about the hidden questions you mightn’t even know to ask,

    that will give you more connected conversations with your kids.

    These questions come from the Courage pillar of the Evolved Family method,

    which is all about connection – and empathy.

    You may be surprised to learn (or not!)

    that the key to a lot of the questions we parents find the hardest to answer,

    is empathy.

    So let’s talk about the emotions and thoughts that go unsaid

    when we’re having sensitive conversations with our kids –

    and how we can use those hidden questions, no matter how scary,

    to create a more connected family.

    If you feel like you could use some more support to build deeper connections with your kid(s), join me on this week’s episode of Sitting in a Car.

    x Sarah



    This episode is a gentle reminder about this past question on Sitting in a Car and how my answer can support even more connection between you and your growing kid. Because sometimes it’s helpful to be reminded of the things you wanted to talk about in your family but you’ve forgotten about in the swirl of family life x

    • 11 min
    ‘What’s a good way to manage nakedness in family situations, both for parents & kids’

    ‘What’s a good way to manage nakedness in family situations, both for parents & kids’

    ‘What’s a good way to manage nakedness in family situations, both for parents & kids’



    What a great thing to chat about!

    But before we get into it, I want to reminisce a bit.



    We are so influenced by the culture we’re raised in.



    Depending on the country where you are living, there will be different levels of nakedness that seem normal.



    But we also get to create our own family culture,

    we can think about this stuff and decide for ourselves how we want to be with our bodies,

    and how we want our family to be.



    Isn’t that great?



    To hear more about nakedness, listen to this week's episode of Sitting in a Car. Let’s chat about being nude.



    Ps. This is a gentle reminder of how to support even more connection between you and your growing kid. Because sometimes it’s helpful to be reminded of the things you wanted to talk about in your family, but you’ve forgotten about it in the swirl of family life x

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

amanda.beth ,

Sitting In A Car - listening to wise words

Very informative information on sensitive subjects made easy.

Dubliner101 ,

Brilliant bite sized chunks...

of parenting advice on dealing with sensitive topics that most of us dread discussing. Thanks Sarah!

DrCarolineWest ,

Such a great support for parents!

Sarah is amazing! This podcast is so accessible and realistic. Sarah is a great resource for parents and she tackles awkward topics that in a very calm, fun way. Im so glad that her work is out there in the world!

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