Through blogposts, courses, videos, online support groups books & printables, I help parents to:
- Initiate conversations with your kids without needing to be an expert (or sexpert!).
- Know where to find answers to the questions you can’t answer.
- Recognise teachable moments and opportunities to talk to your kids about sexuality, sex, their bodies (no more damage control).
- Be an askable parent so that your kids feel safe to ask questions, not just about sex, but about everything and anything.
- Not hide from or hope that you’ll never have to answer questions about sex. (NEWSFLASH: sex has been around for a long time, it’s not going anywhere).
- Develop the skills to help your kids through different issues that you may not have gone through (social media, porn, sexting).
- Be a wise parent that values your kids’ natural curiosity and guides them to make positive decisions.
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Why I can help you
I believe that if your kids can talk to you about sex…
they can talk to you about anything.
I have been working in sexual health for over 25 years now! And in that time I have worn many hats:
Nurse. Clinician. Educator. Counsellor. Therapist. Consultant. Researcher. Author.
My friends call me a sexpert (and often call on my expertise), but I think my daughter sums me up the best: I am just a mum who talks about sex.
Yes, I do talk about sex a lot, but in ways that strengthen relationships between parents and children. I love helping other mums and dads feel comfortable about having these conversations with their kids.
Professionally-speaking, my interests have included STIs (sexually transmitted infections), women’s sexual and reproductive health, female sexual dysfunction, child sexual development, child sexual abuse and sex education. But ever since becoming a mother in 2006, sex education has been my main interest.
You see, I was surprised by how I reacted to my own child’s sexual behaviour, questions and responses. Why was it that I could talk to one of my clients about their masturbation but I felt uncomfortable talking to my own child about hers?
An intensive search for reliable and practical information, and conversations with many other parents made me realise that I was not alone in my struggle. Other parents also struggled with understanding what sex education was and how to do it.
Sex Ed Rescue was born out of a passion for sex education. I believe that when a parent can talk to their kid about sex in a natural, supportive and shame-free way they do everyone a favour: themselves, their communities and especially their children.
Sex Ed Rescue was established to help parents develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to start talking with their kids about sexuality, relationships and keeping safe.