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Sex and Pornography Talks

Sex and Pornography Talks

December 12, 2018 Podcast Episodes 0

Episode Summary

Dina Alexander is the president of Educate Empower Kids and the author of numerous books on how to talk to kids about difficult topics like sex and pornography. In this episode, she explains various strategies for talking to teenagers about porn and sex including how to start conversations, what to do if you find porn on your family computer, and what topics to cover with every teen.

Full Show Notes

There’s no way around it: talking about sex and pornography with your teenager is really awkward. It’s one of the most common topics that parents come to us for help with.

How do you know which issues to bring up with your teenager at which times? And what if you accidentally tell them something they didn’t know about yet and put the idea in their head? What if they are already getting exposed to mature content from their friends at school?

These days, the scary thing is that pornography companies are actively targeting younger children. So even games, educational apps, and family friendly websites aren’t necessarily safe. Your kids can stumble across mature content at any time and it’s happening earlier and earlier.

What should parents do?

We got answers this week from Dina Alexander. She’s the founder and president of Educate Empower Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching parents how to deal with these dangers and raise strong, healthy kids who use technology for good in this new digital age.

Dina has created in-depth educational programs for parents on these issues and has written numerous books: How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography30 Days of Sex Talks, and 30 Days to a Stronger Child.

In this episode, she reveals what she has learned during years of working with thousands of parents and leading experts through her organization.

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Word-for-Word Scripts

1. If your teen is watching porn:

“Part of sexual intimacy is what you create on your own. It’s your own attitudes about sex that you have to develop. But I want them to be YOURS. Not just what you’ve copied from porn or an R-rated movie. I don’t want an industry teaching you what sex is. I want you to figure that out on your own with your partner.”

-Dina Alexander

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About Dina Alexander

Dina Alexander is the founder and CEO of Educate and Empower Kids. She is the creator of How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography and the 30 Days of Sex Talks and 30 Days to a Stronger Child programs. Dina received her master’s degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah and has taught in various capacities for the past 19 years, including marriage enhancement, art for small children and group fitness. She has also worked with teenage girls in a residential treatment setting, adults with drug addictions and special needs children.

She founded EEK after reading an article about teen porn consumption and becoming worried about the dangers of apps and online media. The organization strives to educate parents, teachers, and community leaders about how to deal with these dangers and raise strong, healthy kids who use technology for good in this new digital age.

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