WOW, I know, we’re talking Sex, and with our kids no less. Talk about daunting! This was definitely not a topic that I thought I would be ready for, especially as a father of girls. I read books, tried to be ready but as my kids got older, I found I was stalling for no good reason, that was until I learned about a great new online resource called Amaze.
Amaze is an amazing resource. It is filled with a ton of great videos that really make talking about sex, changing bodies and more so much easier. Amaze makes the topics kid-friendly and seeing that the videos are geared toward 10-14 year-olds, I am right in the age range for both my girls.
You might ask, how did you do it. It was not easy for me at first, but I was nonchalant and simply told my daughters that this is a video that is important to mom and I and I would like you to watch. I told them I was around if they had questions and then I backed off. I did not want to be a dad that freaked them out! I think the girls were a bit embarrassed but of well… they need to know the information and the topics covered in the Amaze videos are so timely for us!
My advice to you is start having these “talks” earlier than later. Don’t Wait! Amaze is filled with a ton of great topics that will get your kids way more informed. Whether it be about topics like the “mechanics” of sex, puberty, masturbation, and more complex topics you will find a little bit of everything here. Also, Amaze covers things like safety on the internet, relationships, gender identity and even consent. Some of the videos that were relevant for my daughters right now included:
What’s best is that the content found in Amaze is coming from experts in the field. If you look at the Amaze site you will find that the site is a collaboration between Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health. The management team is filled with a ton of people with Masters degrees in Public Health and they have a ton of other great people on their Amaze team!
Amaze continues to surprise me, and I love how the videos and resources are made in a non-threatening way that will really encourage kids to explore, laugh, learn and have fun while doing it.
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