Jul 5, 2019
In this episode, Jamie would like you to step out of your comfort zone for a minute or two and really think about how you talk to your kids about Big Serious Things: private parts, reproduction, consent, and even death. Discussing these things openly in your household creates a culture without secrecy, weirdness or shame. This means that when your child stumbles across these topics in the big wide world without you—as scary a thought as that may be—they’ll be mature, prepared, and a role model for their peers.
In this episode, Jamie impresses the importance of teaching your children the correct language for their bodies as well as the slang, suggests constructive ways you can discuss death with them, and gives her personal stories from in the trenches.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
“You’ve never met a better bunch of kids than 4H kids.”
“I have a 13-year-old boy who knows more about reproductive organs than most grown men, and I have to say I think that kinda rocks.”
“Anytime your child is gonna say a word that gets a reaction from other people they’re gonna latch on very quickly to the power of the word.”
“Most women bleed. No, I’m not hurt. This is natural for women.”
“The kids as they get older need help with the emotional landscape, not the mechanics.”
“We want to create a culture of normalizing all of this stuff so that we don’t have a culture of secrecy and shame.”
Sesame Street: Mr. Hooper’s death - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4CKuSRYrcQ
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