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June Course Times Now Available!

As is often the case approaching the summer, it’s been a scramble to plan activities and vacations.  I finally have my summer course schedules finalized!

  • Teaching Children Healthy Sexuality (Non-Denominational) starts Wednesday June 19th, 10-11:30am MST
  • Teaching Children Healthy Sexuality (Church of Jesus Christ) starts Thursday June 27th, 10-11:30am MST
  • Betrayal Trauma Healing Course 1 starts Monday July 8th, 10-11:30am MST
  • Betrayal Trauma Healing Course 2 will follow Course 1 and start in September.
  • Betrayal Trauma Boundaries Course starts Tuesday June 11th, 10-11:30am MST

 

For more details, check out the courses page. And email to sign up!

Summer can be crazy, if you have to miss a week, you can make it up, or a temporary recording can be made available (based on the consent of other participants).

If you want a course but can’t take it during the offered time, let me know, I’d love to try and accommodate you now or in the future.  I do occasionally add additional courses.

My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 28-29

This page is a good place to emphasize your child’s connection to God and God’s love for them.  It also emphasizes their connection to truth, which connects them to God.  It helps them to see how truth brings happiness, peace, and God’s presence in their hearts.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 24-27

These pages are a key part of this book.  All children are exposed to things.  Many children have things happen to them.  Most children don’t talk to their parents.  Why?  They feel fear, shame, and have no idea how the conversation is going to go.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 20-23

The one area of sexual abuse that is not covered by this book is parent on child abuse.  While this could be considered a flaw, the purpose of this book is to develop a pattern of healthy conversations between parents and children around sexuality.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 18-19

Modest dress can be a heated topic among adults, and that is why it is addressed so carefully in this book.  Everything is left to parents to determine.  Parents decide their family values and implement them through the discussions that are introduced on these pages.

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Listen to me on BTR’s Podcast

I recorded a podcast with Anne Blythe from Betrayal Trauma Recovery.  We discussed teaching children about healthy sexuality and my book.  Listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.

For those of you dealing with Betrayal Trauma, her website has wonderful resources for hope and healing.

My Body is a Gift Discussions: Page 17

Just as the initial pages of this book about body appreciation and body care are the foundation for healthy sexuality, this page teaches the foundational principle around prevention of sexual coercion.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Page 16

Page 16 helps teach children at an early age about appropriate responses to peer pressure.

Has anyone ever said something, or showed something, to you that was not modest?  What happened?  Did you know what to do?

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 14-15

These two pages introduce the topics of pornography and other sexual content—written or heard.  The great thing about this is that parents can decide when to introduce the words associated with these types of explicit content while still giving children protection.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 12-13

If you’ve taken the time to introduce the connection between the body and the soul inside on the last 2 pages, then these pages can continue that line of discussion.  These pages address healthy sexuality at some of the deepest levels: our thoughts and words.

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