Dr. Finlayson-Fife was interviewed on live radio this Thursday by Lisa Valentine Clark in her radio episode called “How to Raise Kind Kids: Healing the Heart with Love, Snacks, Optimistic Children.” In addition to other professionals who gave insights about raising children, Dr. Finlayson-Fife was asked to speak on the topic of how to talk to your kids about sex.
Click on the link below to listen the full radio episode:
KSL aired another The Mom Show interview with me on the subject of talking to your kids about sex. You can listen to it here:
From the description:
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with LDS Sex Therapist Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife about how to create a culture of openness around sex and sexuality so your kids will come to you with their questions. While sitting down with a child at a certain age to have "the birds and the bees" talk may be important, even more important may be creating a culture in your home where sex is viewed as healthy and good to be used in an appropriate way, not as shameful or bad. Our children will have natural, human sexual desire and it's our job to help them navigate those tricky emotions. Dr. Fife discusses what's appropriate to teach your kids about sex for different age levels, how to facilitate the conversations, how to still create an openness if abstinence before marriage is the goal, and whether or not it's too late to create this culture if you already have older children.
We tackle two questions submitted by listeners. The first asks about “dirty/degrading” talk during sex and the second seeks advice on teaching about sex in a positive way.
May 2019 Update: rationalfaiths.com is currently down, but you can play the audio recording here:
KSL aired two interviews with me on The Mom Show with Lindsay Aerts, who posted them on March 14 and March 15, 2017 to the show's Facebook.
April 27, 2017 Update: Since you now have to scroll down several pages on the show's Facebook to find those two shows, I've linked the titles above directly to the recordings.
A discussion about how to teach our kids about their sexuality and the law of chastity without inviting shame, with children from infancy through the young adult years.