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Birds and Bees Podcast is a sex positive education podcast with a specific goal in mind, to empower parents and couples to have sexual health conversations with each other and with their children. We strive to meet this goal by interviewing experts in their respective fields to provide listeners with tools to discuss topics in regards to: sexual development, building intimate connection, sexual health and healthy communication. We believe parents should have a source of reliable information they can turn to as they teach their kids about sexuality. Many parents feel they don’t know enough about sex to answer their child’s questions, how to bring up sexual topics, when to bring them up etc. We want this podcast to be your personal reference you can turn to when you have questions.
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Aug 14, 2019

What have you been told sex would feel like for the first time?

How do I keep novelty in a committed long-term relationship?

What kind of sex life do I want my child to have when they are adults?

 

Earthly parents are the author of the book “And It was very good” one member of Earthly Parents joins me today to explore these questions and address many of the myths that people believe about sex.

 

Hey everyone, This is Braxton Dutson welcome to Birds and Bees Podcast 

 

This interview is unique because we will be speaking to individuals who identify themselves with a more orthodox religious belief. While his book is directed toward the Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The discussion is relevant to anyone who is planning on being in a committed relationship while participating in religion.

 

As for the last question, “What kind of sex life do I want my child to have when they are adults” We help parents explore this question for themselves as a tool to guide conversations with young adults as they look toward their future relationships.

 

The authors have generously offered their book to The Birds and Bees Podcast listeners for free. All you need to do is email earthlyparents@gmail.comand ask for the book. They’ll email you a copy of the book. I personally have found the book to be a great tool for those who want to address sex in their relationship while being a part of an orthodox religious belief system. Especially if you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

 

 

Jul 31, 2019

In the last episode we learned just how prevalent STD/STIs are and ways to talk to your teens about them. 

Today, on Birds and Bees Podcast, Jenelle Marie Pierce returns with advice/information about what YOU need to know about STDs. Whether you enjoy one night stands, open relationships, celibacy or monogamy you need to know about STIs.

Jenelle tells about her experience with Herpies, what getting tested is like, when you should get tested, and what it means if you contract an STI and other important tidbits about STD/STIs

Many people wonder if an STD/STI is the end of your social/love life?? Jenelle has a few words about what having an STD really means for your future. 

Jenelle is an advocate for sexual health and would love to hear your questions. you can email her questions or email Braxton Dutson your questions about STDs. She has gracefully offered to come back on the show for a Q and A when we get some questions put together. 

 

https://www.thestdproject.com 

https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org 

https://www.amazon.com/X-All-You-Need-Know-Progressive-Sexuality/dp/1600940102 

 

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Jul 17, 2019

What is an STD? What are STIs? What's the difference? Probably one of the first questions Jenelle is asked anytime she speaks about STDs. It's a great question and probably a question your teenager has probably asked you before. 

What do you think of when you think of your child having an STD? Fear? Shame? Distress? What might your reaction to your child be if they were diagnosed with an STD?

These questions, along with many others, are addressed in this episode of Birds and Bees Podcast with Jenelle Marie Pierce. Today she is speaking with Braxton about what teens don't usually know about STD/STIs. She covers what misconceptions are commonly taught, what they need to know and what you need to know as a parent.

"I don't need to have this talk with my child because we teach to wait for sex until marriage." I love that you're having these conversations with your child. However, even if we are teaching abstinence until marriage there are other ways to contract STIs. With how much of a world wide issue this is, it is important that our teens understand STDs. 

Braxton and Jenelle explore how to address STD conversations with your children, continuing curiosity with your teen after a diagnosis of STI, and 

 

Resources spoken about in the show. 

https://www.scarleteen.com

https://www.thestdproject.com 

https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org 

https://www.amazon.com/X-All-You-Need-Know-Progressive-Sexuality/dp/1600940102 

 

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Jun 12, 2019

When someone "comes out" in their sexual/gender orientation one of the first questions is "what does that mean for their relationship with God?" This question is based on the social assumptions of them leaving a religious belief and needing to "gain" a spirituality somewhere else. What if an individual who identifies as "queer" has all the spirituality in themselves? What if this is the case for all of us?

Braxton speaks with Jerry Buie, LCSW about queer spirituality. Jerry gives a history of how queer individuals have been revered in different cultures and indigenous peoples. He explores the way we look and experience "spirituality" in our interactions with others especially if you are, or know someone who identifies as queer. 

In a world where all of us live in a society that has a dominant religious belief, there is room for exploring what spirituality means, how to explore your own spirituality and how to be supportive and connected to your yourself, your child or your grandchild who identifies as queer. 

 

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Apr 24, 2019

Masturbation, There are a lot of euphemisms for the word that makes many people uncomfortable to talk about. Let's face it, many parents are worried about what it means if their child masturbates. 

 

If you are a parent who wants to be able to support your child in building values around masturbation while also avoiding shaming them then this episode is for you. Braxton and Natasha Heifer-Parker, MFT, CST are here to help dispel myths, talk about values, talk about masturbation, and to support parents in creating a value-centric view on masturbation. This is especially supportive for those who live in religious communities and practice themselves. 

 

Many of us have grown up in a religious setting that explicitly or overtly teaches values about masturbation. It is difficult to be able to follow these values while also addressing the reality that the majority of children are participating in self-soothing/masturbation practices. 

 

In this Episode we explore: 

 

The question "when does masturbation usually start?"

 

Speaking to values when addressing masturbation 

 

Different approaches to conversations about masturbation with your child. 

 

Avoiding shame when having these (multiple) conversations. 

 

Creating "I Do's" in what you value, VS following a "to Do" list.

 

Historical views of Masturbation and how they affect us now. 

 

Identifying what we want for our children as a sexual being later in life. 

 

Offering a value-centric view on Masturbation in religious communities while addressing the ways we can best support our children. 

 

Natasha Helfer-Parker, MFT, CST speaks with Braxton about being able to explore these topics, address uncomfortable situations, and improve your understanding about "The M word." 

 

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Mar 28, 2019

On B&BP we talk a lot about teaching your children about sexual health but what if your child is on the autism spectrum? This can bring many new questions to the table. Tara Pennington and I hope to shed some light on autism and sexuality. While we can't cover it all in an hour (or many hours at that) we wanted to start here.

I met with Tara Pennington who has been working with individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over 15 years. We're here to talk about autism and sexuality, a topic that can be hard to speak about for many parents. We're glad you're joining us. 

Tara and I explore some of the issues that arise when we think of sexual health and Autism. Tara give some helpful tips on parenting a child on the spectrum with ways to interact and support your child. We explore sexual topics that usually create an uncomfortable feeling for parents and we explore resources for parents. 

 

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Resources 

Autism Council of Utah https://autismcouncilofutah.org

Autism Speaks https://www.autismspeaks.org

 

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Mar 28, 2019

Have you been to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a baby? Do you know someone who's there right now with their child or has been there with their baby? chances are it was a scary situation, unplanned, and difficult to understand what was happening. Devin and Cami found themselves in this situations on a couple of occasions.

 

Interestingly enough Devin is a therapist and Cami works for a hospital who provides services to the NICU. They are sharing their story with us today and the insights they feel other parents need to know if their baby needs to stay in the NICU. 

 

Cami and Devin explore the emotional, mental, and physical stressors they experienced, what to expect in the NICU postpartum, methods they used to seek closure, and advice they would give to any parent going through this scary situation. 

Jan 10, 2019

Braxton Dutson sits down with Lennie Knowlton, CMHC to discuss shame and how it affects everybody. They explore what you don't know about how shame and trauma affect the body, how the body is made to respond, why your therapy may be working against your natural instincts and what you can do to start changing your shame cycle. 

 

Read the Entire script at birdsandbeespodcast.com 

 

Lennie speaks to these specific topics find them around around 5 minutes after the set timestamp. 

00:04:35           NEUROBIOLOGY 

00:07:27           TRAUMA MAKES OUR BRAINS UNWILLING TO BE VULNERABLE 

00:12:28           DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHAME AND GUILT

00:33:47           THE IMORTANCE OF MINDFULNESS TO ADDRESS DISTRESS

00:35:21           PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM SHAME BY ADDRESSING PARENTAL SHAME.

00:41:20           CONNECTION IS THE ANTIDOTE TO SHAME

00:51:53           HOW DO WE EMPATHIZE WITH OURSELVES

01:00:34           EXCLUSION IS A SHAME TRIGGER "YOU'RE ENOUGH IF"

 

Resources from the show:

Find these on our website in the notes of this episode. We will have links to these resources. 

Dan Siegel "Brain Storm" book

Yohan Hari

Brene Brown "The Daring Way" book 

Kristin Neff (The Art of Self-Compassion)

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Dec 12, 2018

We often see Manipulation in only a negative light. However, in this episode we identify ways you can use manipulation to benefit your relationship, improve your win/win situations with your children, and get what you want without causing damage. It takes a lot of self-awareness and empathy to be responsible with your words while realizing what they could do in your relationship down the road. Braxton and Peter talk about manipulation parents use on each other, teens, and children as well as what manipulation children use on parents. We also cover how to address them so real communication can occur.  

See below for main topics we discuss and where they can be found in the show (maybe add 5 minutes to each because the introduction is taken out\. See bolded sections in transcript to read on the topic or skip to the approximate time in the recording)

OUR BRAINS CANT HOLD TWO THINGS AT ONCE. 09:34                     

FLOODING AND REPETITION MANIPULATION 12:53

RADICAL EMPATHY 17:17

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEENAGERS AND PARENTS 23:43      

HOW TRIANGULATION WORKS and HOW TO DEFUSE IT  27:40                 

CONSENT   37:32         

THIS IS NOT MEANT TO SHAME YOU 48:23

THE WOMAN IN THE RED DRESS, PLAYING INTO THE PATTERN  53:37                                              

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Nov 29, 2018

How would you like to know when you're being manipulated? Have you ever felt like you were manipulated in a relationship? Chances are you, and everyone else you know has felt manipulated at one time or another. What if I were to tell you that you're being manipulated right now? Yes, the people you interact with on a daily basis are manipulating you! But wait, there's more. YOU manipulate too! That's right. Humans manipulate each other each and every day whether we realize it or not.
In this episode, we talk about forms of manipulation and how to recognize them. Now we often talk about manipulation as a bad/negative thing that only mean people do. While manipulation can be used as a tool for control it can also be a tool used for good in a relationship.
Peter Monson was trained as a US army interrogator and works in politics and communications. He has a simple and effective way of identifying how manipulation takes on different forms using Marvel Characters, specifically Spiderman, The Hulk, and Thor.
We talk on the show today about what manipulation is damaging in a relationship, and what manipulation techniques can take you from a win/lose situation to a win/win situation which can positively affect your relationship for years to come. Manipulation can be very harmful and damaging (like the Hulk getting the bad guy) and we are not trying to downplay the harm someone can do with manipulation. We are advocating for collaborative manipulation and using methods to improve your relationship with your children, your partner, your wife, your husband, and anyone else you interact with on a daily basis.
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Nov 14, 2018

We all go through difficult times in our relationships. But what happens when the challenges take us to our limits? What if this relationships ISN'T meant to be?? These questions were common in Robbert and Kelsey's marriage as big challenges started just a month after being married. We cover what difficulties they experienced that continued to threaten their marriage such as pornography, bankruptcy, emotional disconnection, emotional abuse, unwanted pregnancy, postpartum depression, and others. They walk us through the way their marriage was reduced to ashes and the changes they took for their relationship Phoenix to emerge. 

 

While many relationships face challenges that can be overcome. This episode is not meant to guilt, force, or coerce anyone who feels they need to leave a relationship, to stay. This is one couple's experience on their journey of intimacy. If you are in an unsafe relationship, or otherwise looking to end your relationship please seek professional support and safety. This episode is neither meant to diagnose offer advice or treat difficulties in relationships. 

Thank you for listening, we would love to hear what you experienced listening to the episode. leave us a review or contact us at 3854491818. 

 

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Oct 31, 2018
Teen pregnancy has been decreasing in recent years and there are other challenges that face our teens besides the risk of pregnancy. Kim Cavill is a sex educator and teen pregnancy prevention speciallist who has been teaching high school students about sexual health in Austrailia and the USA for years!
 
 
How many teens are sexually active, how can you help your child wait to be sexually active, how to connect with your child if they are sexually active, and how to reduce risks teenagers are faced with.
 
 
She talks about the 4 main issues that affect teen pregnancy rates, the problem with rising STI/STD rates, HPV vaccinations and their connection to cancers, and how to support teens in creating/following their personal sexualµ health goals and boundaries.
 
 
What does it mean if your teen is pregnant? What do you do next? is their future ruined? Kim covers these questions and topics in this interview. There is a lot to consider when working with teens and sex is no exception.
 
Resources for the show.
 
 
Oct 10, 2018

Braxton meets with Dr. Jenn from Dr Jenn's Den She is a sex therapist, presenter, and mindfulness expert. She is on the show today to explore just how important mindfulness is when it comes to sex. Dr Jenn covers what mindfulness is, how it's different than meditation, how to use it when sexual drive is not where you want it to be, and many other ways mindfulness can increase your sexual expeirences. 

Dr. Jenn discusses her upcoming book "from Maddness to Mindfulness" and places you can go to improve your mindfulness in sexuality. Here are some of the resources discussed in the show

http://www.drjennsden.com/

https://www.sexcoachu.com/

http://www.drjennsden.com/mindfulnessresources/

birdsandbeespodcast.com

 

Sep 25, 2018

Reva Cook speaks with Braxton about making peace with your body. She explores the research of accepting your body right now. It can be difficult to wrap our brains around body acceptance without the thought of future change. 

Buckle up Hive-Mates Reva is about to challenge your brain, beliefs, and actions for the better.

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Sep 19, 2018

Braxton worked on a collaborative podcast with Digital Adventure Crew. Their YouTube channel creates fun videos with crazy skits as well as interesting conversations on their podcast "digital adventure radio." They were interested in talking to Braxton about "The Talk" how he became a therapist and about the upcoming world record mustard drinking event that Braxton is putting on. This interview is interesting because they are interviewing Braxton about his start, how he got to be a therapist, how he knows the DAC, and why he is attempting to drink over 18 ounces of mustard in under 30 seconds for the world record. 

The coolest part of this episode is you can watch Braxton and the crew making this podcast if you search Digital Adventure radio on YouTube and look for the birds and bees podcast collaboration. You get to see all the reactions, and the interview! Head on over and check out the video of this recording. 

Let me know what you think of the collaborations and the "candid conversations" segments of Bird and Bees Podcast. I am excited to bring you more content like this in the future.

References

Digital Adventure Crew https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWCNvi1oYa_rzlHKqNZ5mBw

Digital Adventure Radio with Birds and Bees Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUKJbkZorAA

DAC Mustard Chug skit with Birds and Bees Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rKlNkp6Dk

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Sep 12, 2018

Braxton speaks with Elliott Kronenfeld, LICSW, CST about his work with couples. Elliott discusses couples by default versus couples by intention. Frequently couples find themselves wondering why they are in a relationship or why they are feeling stuck in boring pattern. Many turn to sex and love to be the "glue" in their relationship. While those two aspects in a relationship are important Elliott offers options for couples that want to build their relationship to last and are looking for the strengthening bond to help their relationship go the distance.

In his book "couples by intention" Elliott explores a 2 column exercise couples can use. He speaks about strategic relationships and curiosity, speaking from "I" in communication, and how "Intimacy is the Balance of Safety and vulnerability."

Braxton learns about "The no helping rule" which helps couples improve their avoidance of assumptions and damaging expectations.

Resources from the show

Find Elliott Kronenfeld's book "Couples By Intention" https://amzn.to/2CNqNMD

Elliott's practice in Brookline MA https://www.insightbrookline.com/elliott-kronenfeld-page

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel https://amzn.to/2CMvkPr

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Aug 28, 2018

Shannon Hickman Joins Birds and Bees Podcast once again to talk about Male Sexual diagnosis. Today Braxton and Shannon explore erectile dysfunction and delayed ejaculation. They identify the diagnostic criteria from the DSM V, talk about the men that experience these symptoms and what options are out there for men who have been diagnosed or who feel they are experiencing these symptoms. Shannon and Braxton talk about fantasy, research, masturbation, myths, and issues that arise within personal and interpersonal relationships when a man experiences DE or ED.

We're glad to have you as a part of The Hive. Thank you so much for your support and for sharing these episodes with your friends and family. Y'all are the best!

This episode is not meant to diagnose or be used to treat delayed ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. If you feel you or a loved one needs support dealing with either of these issues seek support from your doctor and a mental health professional for specific help in your situation.

Shannon Hickman Core Healing Counseling https://corehealingcounseling.com/

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Aug 28, 2018

Shannon Hickman is a certified sex therapy who has extensive expeirences working with men in therapy who deal with premature ejaculation. Today Shannon speaks with Braxton Dutson about what symptoms constitute a diagnosis of premature ejaculation. They explore some of the issues that can contribute to premature ejacualtion. Shannon also give pratcial exercises that can be used to address symptoms of premature ejaculation. 

This episode is not meant to diagnose or be used to treat premature ejaculation. If you feel you or a loved one needs support dealing with premature ejaculation seek support from your doctor and a mental health professional for specific help in your situation.

Shannon Hickman Core Healing Counseling https://corehealingcounseling.com/

 

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Jul 31, 2018

Birds and Bees speak with April Davis about menstruation. This episode is for all of the hive-mates not just the ones who are female-bodied. That's right guys this one is for you too! Braxton Dutson talks with April about menstrual cups, PMS, benefits to tracking your cycle, how to talk periods with your child (dad's you're included), period panties, myths about periods, why it is so important for boys and fathers to know about menstruation and many other subjects.

April gives The Hive an inside scoop into what is going on during the entire cycle not just "the time of the month." They explore ways to improve period positivity for yourself, young girls, and boys. 

Thank you Hive-mates for listening in. We'd love to hear your experience of learning about periods, what you do to create period positivity in your life, and what your experience with periods have been. Send us a text or voicemail at 385-449-1818.

Resources: Taking Charge of your Fertility https://www.tcoyf.com/

Thinx Panties https://www.shethinx.com/ 

Diva Cup

Check out The Vagina Blog http://thevaginablog.com/ where you can follow April Davis and even ask her personal questions you have after the show. 

Check her out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thevaginablog/ 

 

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Jul 17, 2018

Stacey Diane A. Litam Ph.D. is back on the show to help us understand how to recognize and respond if you suspect someone is being trafficked or if someone has been trafficked. In this second episode, of a two part series, Stacey lists the signs someone is being trafficked, the challenges in identifying perpetrators, the problems with idolizing "The Pimp Game" and ways traffickers use conduct of control and controllability to gain access to victims. Braxton and Stacey talk about domestic trafficking and ways teachers, therapists, and parents can best report suspected trafficking. Stacey explores what therapy has been helpful to survivors of trafficking and best ways to respond to survivors. 

Stacey reports her findings on the way we use language in working with survivors of sex trafficking and how it affects the way therapists, teachers and parents view/react to a person. 

Shared Hope International (End Sex Trafficking) https://sharedhope.org/

National Hotline for Human Trafficking, Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org/get-assistance/national-human-trafficking-hotline

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Jul 3, 2018

Braxton interviews Stacey Diane A. Litam Ph.D. to better understand sex trafficking. In this first episode, of a two part series, Stacey defines human trafficking and who is at risk for sex trafficking, the risk factors, and recent research in sex trafficking. Braxton and Stacey talk about recruiting techniques traffickers use to gain control of the person. They explore the profile of a trafficker and how complex leaving a trafficker is for someone who has been recruited.

They discuss how the media portrays sex trafficking and how Taken has helped bring awareness to the issue and where this representaion is problematic.

Stacey explains the latest research on survivors of sex trafficking and those who are at high risk for being trafficked. She points out ways you can help reduce risk factors in your children and ways to keep them safe.

Get ready for the next episode where Braxton and Stacie discuss how to recognize signs of trafficking and what you can do if you believe someone you know is being trafficked.

Shared Hope International (End Sex Trafficking) https://sharedhope.org/

National Hotline for Human Trafficking, Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org/get-assistance/national-human-trafficking-hotline

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Jun 19, 2018

Happy Father’s Day!! On this special Father’s Day podcast Braxton Dutson talks with Monica Ashton about making a fatherhood game plan. Fathers are frequently left out of the discussion when talking about the first few years of a child’s life. Braxton and Monica talk about the important role fathers play in the first years of a child’s life. They also talk about ways to build your portfolio as a father and create the game plan that will best help your children reach their development milestones and the connection kids need from their father. Sometimes it can feel difficult to connect with a child when it seems like they don’t do much more than eat sleep poop and cry. Braxton and Monica cover many ways you can start training/coaching your child, even in this stage of life. This episode is perfect for fathers-to-be, new dads and dads that have young children.  Fathers with older children may also find this information useful in upping their father hood game while raising teens. 

Monica Ashton site http://thehealinggroup.com/provider/monica-ashton-lcsw

The Healing Group www.thehealinggroup.com

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Jun 5, 2018

Nate Bagley is on a mission. A mission to rid the world of mediocre love. Today Braxton Dutson LCSW, CST meets with Nate to hear the lessons he has learned from powerful couples and professionals through his journey to improve love in relationships. Nate created the Loveumentary podcast, the 1% club, The First 7 Years, and couples' retreats in order to achieve his goal. Nate and Braxton explore the nuances that take relationships from mediocre to extraordinary.

"People treat complete strangers with more Kindness dignity and respect than the person who is supposed to be the most important person in their life." Nate shared this quote with Braxton and it rings true for many couples. They talk about how to recommit and improve how you view and value your partner.

Nate identifies patterns relationships experience, shame, vulnerability, complacency, communication skills, stories couples tell themselves, breaking cycles, emotional pain, pushing through hard times, gratitude and many other issues couples face which create barriers to experiencing extraordinary love.

Nate has Braxton read his daily mantra to being a husband, partner, and future father. He shares some of his most memorable moments of interviewing couples with extraordinary love in their relationship and what actions they take to make it extraordinary.

Take the challenge and start making small changes in your interactions with your partner to take your relationship from mediocre to extraordinary.

The Loveumentary Podcast https://loveumentary.com/

Nate's website The First 7 Years https://www.first7years.com/

Nate Bagley's 1% Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/179377125991041/

The Gottman 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-four-horsemen-recognizing-criticism-contempt-defensiveness-and-stonewalling/

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May 22, 2018

In this episode Birds and Bees talks about how Kim Cook, became a sex educator and nurse. Her path in becoming a sex educator and publishing a book titled "Teen World Confidential." Braxton explores the challenges parents face when bringing up "the talk" and how to prepare for these conversations.

Kim explains reasons why so many parents have not brought up "the talk," the feelings of inadequacy parents feel, and how non-verbal communication plays into conversations you have with you child. She give 5 tips on having a productive simple conversation about sex.

Kim also identifies ways to introduce humor into these conversations that is appropriate and how light-hearted interactions can make the conversation more approachable for your children.

Teen World Confidential, https://teenworldconfidential.com/about/

Teen World Confidential Book: https://teenworldconfidential.com/book/#book

The 5 tips to give to parents when talking with their children
https://www.girlology.com/sex-ed-you-are-their-best-teacher

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May 9, 2018

Al Vernacchio speaks candidly with Braxton about a topic that affects children and teens significantly, values and sexual health. Al is a sex educator who has over 25 years working with teen, parents and sexual health education.

He demonstrates ways parents can identify what values they have about anything, especially sex. Knowing these values has a huge impact on how to speak to your child about life. They explore the influence pornography, religion, media, and many other topics that affect our values, and outlook on sexual health. And who can have a coversation about sex and values without talking about shame, and how shame drives secrecy, problematic feelings and behavior.

Al identifies how we are all sexual beings, living in a sexual world and ways parents can support their children in understanding their bodies, their values in all aspects of their life, including their sexuality. 

Al Vernacchio webpage: https://alvernacchio.com/

For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values and Health https://www.amazon.com/Goodness-Sex-Changing-Sexuality-Values/dp/0062269518

Episode 014 Ask Al Anything http://www.birdsandbeespodcast.com/episode-014-live-ask-al-anything-with-al-vernacchio-and-the-teen-council/

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