Worries & Wonderings

A conversation structured around “12 myths of wraparound sexuality education.”

February 19, 26, & March 5
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Youth Center

Children’s Choirs is 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Childcare provided 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Childcare provided 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm for children not in choir
SAYC is 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Worries and Wonderings helps caregivers understand why being brave, real, and first in having the squirmy conversations about sex, bodies, and relationships is our job.

Information covers birth to teen. ALL adult family members are welcome! Parents, grandparents, and anyone else who loves kids!

  • Information covers birth to teen
  • ALL adult family members are welcome! Parents, grandparents, and anyone else who loves kids!
  • Activities provided for children from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Register below

Based on LeAnn’s SAFE Seminar (Sexual Awareness and Family Empowerment), Worries & Wonderings is broad in spectrum, including topics such as

  • sexual development
  • how to open up discussion with your kids about their body
  • safety and relationships at every stage of development
  • consent
  • puberty
  • explicit media exposure
  • boundaries/body safety
  • and much much more

Special attention is given on how to create a channel of communication with your kids that is rooted in mutual respect, approachability and vulnerability.

LeAnn Gardner, LISW-CP, MDiv, is a licensed clinical social worker and an ordained minister. She received her Master of Social Work degree fromn Baylor University and her Master of Divinity from Truett Seminar at Baylor. She began her career as a frontline Child Protective Services worker in Waco, Texas before serving in a local church as Associate Pastor. LeAnn now resides in Charleston, North Carolina and is a mama of two, sex educator and therapist. LeAnn will help us know how to have hard conversations. She will give us tools to help us implement clear, open communication with our kids about these topics, coupled with each family’s unique values.

Questions to ponder before the first meeting

  1. What were the childhood messages in your home about bodies, sex, relationships, gender roles, and intimacy?
  2. What about those messages (implicit/explicit) do you want to change? Do you want to pass along to your child(ren) or the kids you love?
  3. What scares you about these conversations? What gives you confidence?
  4. If you do find yourself afraid, what tools/information/resources would help you gain the confidence you need to move forward?
  5. If you could ask LeAnn one question about wraparound sexuality education (education that includes bodies, relationships, puberty, intimacy, not just intercourse), what would it be?