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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

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 10 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 can I ask my 9-year-old to keep quiet about what he knows about sex?’

    ‘How can I ask my 9-year-old to keep quiet about what he knows about sex?’

    This question is a great one.
    Because it’s about how we parent in a broken world.
    I have a story for you this week. It’s about my child saying ‘too much’ to a kid whose parents weren’t ready for their kid to learn about sex.
    Boy, was it awkward.
    It had real repercussions.
    (You can hear about it by listening to the whole episode.)
    The fact is, kids talk.
    And the reality also is, some grown-ups don’t think it’s right for kids to know facts about sex, puberty and bodies.
    Or, maybe these parents want to talk, but they don’t know how.
    So they just say nothing.
    The difficulty is this. We know that it’s really important for our kids to have accurate information about sex from trusted grown-ups.
    It gives kids a feeling of comfort and normality around the subject.
    It means that far, far into the future, when they’re adults, they’re better able to keep themselves happy and safe, and the people around them too.
    And it helps that our kids know that if ever they have questions,
    or if something goes a bit wrong,
    they can come to us.
    Those are great reasons!
    To hear more about this tricky but super-important subject,
    and to hear my story about how awkward it can be (I’ve been there!),
    have a look at this week's Sitting in a Car.

    • 10 min
    These amazing secrets of our body

    These amazing secrets of our body

    Lots of us know this from personal experience

    • 8 min
    Which of your kids need to have convos with you about this difficult thing?

    Which of your kids need to have convos with you about this difficult thing?

    This has an impact on our kids’ ability to accept themselves,
    accept other people and so much more

    • 7 min
    The amazing secrets of the vagina

    The amazing secrets of the vagina

    Our kids will often be wondering if they are normal. They need us to reassure them that this will be ok.

    • 6 min
    How to eliminate this worry and concern

    How to eliminate this worry and concern

    No one wants to upset the parents of other kids. But that could happen in this situation so it’s time to tread lightly

    • 10 min
    How to comfortably talk about birth and The ‘V’ Word

    How to comfortably talk about birth and The ‘V’ Word

    Do you think it’s ok to tell a 4-year-old they came out of the vagina? Here’s what I think ...

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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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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