Help me teach everyone how to talk to their kids about sex, love and relationships in a way that is simple, effective and values-driven.
(And by doing so help every kid grow up to be a whole and healthy adult)
In addition to watching Birds & Bees & Kids: The Basics, you can help others by hosting a viewing party in your community!
A Birds & Bees & Kids viewing party offers a rare opportunity to gather with family and friends to talk more about educating our children about sex in a way that is healthy and easy. We gather to watch all sorts of events on TV – sports, movies, awards shows…Why not consider doing the same with a thought-provoking video like Birds & Bees & Kids: The Basics?
Here are a few tips on how to host a successful viewing party
Plan Your Event
The viewing party can be a great opportunity to spark discussion and learn something new! Be sure to include family, friends, and care-givers – anyone who comes in contact with children will benefit from watching this video – no matter how old their kids are! Pick a date that will most likely work for the group you are inviting and a time that won’t cause the most scheduling conflicts.
Send Out Invitations
- Set up a Facebook event or use an online invitation service like Evite to let your friends and family know about your event.
- Let guests know that they can also get FREE copies of my books Birds & Bees & YOUR Kids and Dating Smarts on Amazon Unlimited – or you can tell them to visit www.BirdsandBeesandKids.com/Sex-Education-Books/By-Amy-Lang/ to get all the juicy details.
- You may also want to include the “text to join” details for my newsletter. All they have to do is text BIRDSBEES to 22828
The Day of The Viewing Party
- Set the stage for your party by ensuring there is enough seating for all guests
- Hold a brief “technical rehearsal” to make sure the video is working and can be seen from all areas
- Print copies of my Resources for Parents so each guest will have something to take home with them to help them “rock the talk”
- Ensure you have enough refreshments or make sure there is enough table space if it is a potluck
- Be sure to welcome everyone and explain to them how you heard about the video and why you wanted to share this information with them
- Enjoy the show!
When your guests have finished watching the video, facilitate a discussion about what you just learned. Go around the room and have everyone share or comment. The point is for everyone to feel more at ease about having “the talk” with their kids. You can even role-play and have practice conversations with each other – then switch – so each person gets the benefit of practicing how to have these important discussions. If you are hosting a party with family or a moms-group, consider agreeing on how to deal with certain age-appropriate situations as a group. This way, all the children in the group benefit from getting a consistent, healthy message. For example, considering what to do if you overhear one child ask another about sex, or “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours,” or “Wanna look at porn on my computer?” Addressing topics like this as a group is a great way to build continuity and trust with you and your child(ren).
Most importantly, have fun! Laugh. Joke. Tell adorable stories about each of your kids and the funny things they have done or said when trying to figure out their bodies, sex, or “where babies come from”.
Thank your guests for coming and let them know that you are available for them if they ever need to discuss, remember or practice some of the topics or techniques learned in the video.
Let me personally thank you for helping me in making sure a gazillion kids grow up to be whole and healthy adults.
The video is available on YouTube here.