How to help your children navigate the complex sexualized digital world in which we live

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Times are not what they used to be. Gone are the days when you could safely wait until your children were just about to hit puberty to talk to them about sex and sexuality. Now they either stumble across pornography or seek it out. Often, the messages they get and the images they receive portrays sex in a way that can be traumatizing. Psychologist, Dr. Jillian Roberts, has helped children and their parents navigate the complex sexualized digital world in which we live. Through this podcast, she will help you too.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Jillian Roberts. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What to do and say when your kids stumble upon pornography, participate in sexting, engage in or are victimized by sexualized bullying and feel confused about what consent means.
  • What impact all of the above has on them.
  • Whether “The Talk” is still something parents should prepare themselves for, and if not, how to share important information about sex and sexuality with your children and at what age.
  • How our roles have changed over time, especially in regards to helping protect our children from being prematurely exposed to sexual content or from getting involved in sexualized behaviour at too young of an age.
  • Dr. Jillian Robert’s “seven point parental compass” and why knowing more about this can help create a foundation from which effective communication and a strong parent/child bond can be formed.