Inside: AMAZE org create child-friendly sex education videos for 10 to 14 year olds and jr. videos for 4 to 9 year olds.
AMAZE org is an American not-for-profit organisation that creates videos that provide young people with medically accurate, age-appropriate, affirming and honest sex education.
Which means they produce videos that are suitable for parents to use with their 10 to 14 year old.
You'll find videos on a wide range of different topics that include: puberty, sexual orientation, gender identity, personal safety, healthy relationships, pregnancy & reproduction and STDs & HIV.
They have now started to make videos for an even younger audience. So you'll now find the junior channel, amaze jr., with videos for 4 to 9 year olds on topics like gender, how babies are made, where babies come from, body safety and bodies.
Plus there's now a channel for parents, with videos that will help them with having the talk.
All of the videos are hosted on YouTube, with new videos constantly being created.
Before watching a video with your child, make sure you first watch it by yourself. This way, you can make sure you are happy with the information that it contains. As well as prepare yourself for any possible questions your child may ask.
And remember, no video is perfect. Be prepared to find some information that you disagree with.
For example, I watched the video about porn with my then 12 year old, and it started off by telling us that it was normal to watch porn. We both looked at each other and she asked if that meant that it's okay to watch porn and was there something wrong with her because she wasn't watching porn. So we had a chat about how it it normal to be curious about sex and that maybe porn isn't the best way to learn about sex.
So don't forget to talk about your family values when watching these videos. It is the conversations themself that are invaluable. So see these videos as an opportunity to start a conversation.
You’ll find more videos that are suitable for children (and yourself) about sex education in my Sex Education Videos page.
amaze jr now have videos for an even younger audience of 4 to 9 year olds.
So you'll find videos that talk about a wide range of different topics that are relevant for this age group.
amaze jr. even have a playlist of videos for parents, designed to help them with starting sex education.
My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.
Which means that inside this website, you'll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.
My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics.
You'll find videos about sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.
You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There's even some books in there for parents!
If you're looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, How to Talk to Kids About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural converasations with your child about their body.
You'll also find some child friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let's Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.
If you need some help with explaining sexual intercourse to your child, then How to Talk to Kids About Sex, will help you explain sex to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks it down into simple steps that take the stress out of explaining!
If you're unsure about how to answer your child's questions about sex, then I have a number of different resources that will give you word-for-word answers that are age specific.
If you want a printed book to hold in your hands, then the The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid's ask parents about sex. Which means you don't need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands.
If you want the answers to questions about a lot more than just sex, then Sex Ed Quickies is your best option. It has answers to 300+ questions that kids commonly ask parents, including how babies are made, sexual intercourse, body parts, puberty, relationships, pregnancy, birth, masturbation, sexual diversity, gender, pornography, STIs, contraception and much more.
I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.