Have you noticed some of the terminology used during puberty and other growing up talks is different from what you may be used to? For example, the phrases “most girls” and “most boys” may be heard. Or “people with a vulva” and “people with a penis.” To help explain why these phrases are now being used, the Puberty Prof invited Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW, onto this week’s episode. Founder of Sex Positive Families, Melissa is passionate about ensuring all children are supported in learning about their bodies and that gender “norms” are removed from the conversations. Listen in to hear about how to ensure sex positive talks can occur in your family and classroom!
To learn more about Melissa as well as her workshops, check out her incredible web-site at Sex Positive Families.
Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app referred to in this episode. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.
Another resource that can provide you with more information for what questions children might ask is the book Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty . This book is the recipient of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, the B.R.A.G. Medallion Medal, and the Wishing Shelf Bronze Award.
Have a question you want answered on the Puberty Prof podcast? Ask them on the Puberty Prof’s website page.