Kids are learning about sex education from birth on. This can be a big task for parents, schools and churches! Join Chris and Karlie as they interview author Dr. Beth Robinson about having healthy conversations about sexuality with children and teenagers. Using her experience in this area, Dr. Robinson calls parents, schools and churches to stop being silent and engage teenagers in conversations about sex. Instead of being afraid of these discussions, listen and be equipped with questions and principles that can make these conversations beneficial and empowering.
- How to have healthy conversations about sexuality with a teen.
- When teenagers and kids start getting curious about sex.
- How parents can respond in a positive way when their kids start asking questions.
- The dangers of pornography viewing for teenagers.
- How parents can have an open dialogue about pornography with their kids.
- The roles that church and school play in sex education.
- Where is my teenager getting their information about sex?
- Am I willing to listen to my teenager more than I talk?
- What do you think about what we just saw?
- What do you think I think about it?
- What do you think God thinks about it?
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Dr. Beth Robinson is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is a licensed professional counselor, and approved supervisor for licensed professional counselors, and a certified school counselor. Since 1992, Dr. Robinson has worked in a variety counseling positions. She currently has a private practice specializing in traumatized children. Dr. Robinson is also a popular author and speaker on topics ranging from childhood development and sexuality, teen issues, family dynamics including caring for elderly relatives, and church resources for families.
Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Life. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!
Karlie Duke started working as Teen Life’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!