Mom, dad, young daughter - mixed race family.

When’s the right time to start?

Emi Canahuati sexuality education

The the right time to start talking to your kids about sex and sexuality is right now – no matter how old your kids are. There are age-and developmentally-appropriate conversations you can start having right now. A parent who attended my workshop on how to talk to your children about sex said she was so glad she had talked to …

Birds and the bees

Innocence or Ignorance

Emi Canahuati sexuality education

Children’s innocence was the topic of a conversation I had at a recent workshop on how to talk to your children about sexuality. Some parents think that using “clinical” words, like penis and vulva, will somehow mar their kids’ innocence. Many people believe that a child’s innocence will somehow be soiled by knowing developmentally-appropriate information about sex. Here is a quote …