Artwork for podcast How Not to Screw Up Your Kids
Why We Need to Talk to Our Kids About Porn NOW
Episode 2923rd December 2021 • How Not to Screw Up Your Kids • Dr Maryhan
00:00:00 00:28:32

Share Episode

Shownotes

This episode is all about what can often feel like the ‘icky’ subject of pornography, and why we need to have that conversation with our children NOW!!

A recent study by The Children’s Commission in the UK has revealed over half of children will be exposed to online pornography before they leave primary school!! Some as young as 7 years old!

Whilst this data is from the UK, the exposure is online, and so is likely to follow similar trends globally. As parents we have to act, and we have to act now!!

I share my top four tips for broaching the subject of pornography and consent.

Here are the highlights:  

(01:24) Whatever age you think the conversation should happen... it's younger 

(07:15) We project guilt and shame on our children 

(11:10) Porn is no longer reserved for top shelf magazines 

(16:40) This is not a one-off conversation but the start of many 

(21:00) Teaching our children about consent 

(24:15) Use the actual words 

Purchase your ticket for my inaugural It Takes A Village; Raising Resilient Adults conference on the 18th of April at Farnborough Hill School. Join me for a day of talks, and hands-on workshops covering topics ranging from confidence, neurodiversity, emotional regulation, online safety, nutrition, anxiety, stress, motivation and navigating the teen years (CPD accreditation available when purchasing a professional ticket).

Purchase your ticket for the next 60-minutes with Dr Maryhan 'Stop Battling Back-Chat' at 8pm GMT on the 22nd of May.

 Watch the Bucket Emptying Episodes on Youtube

Join the How Not to Screw Up Your Kids Community and ask Dr Maryhan your parenting questions in the weekly Q&A, access a library of digital courses, watch live/recorded 60-minutes with Dr Maryhan at your convenience, and in February your children can attend online workshops too. All for just £1.79! (you can cancel at anytime).

To access the free resources mentioned in the episodes visit https://drmaryhan.com/library  

Join our campaign One Million Moments to reduce the number of children struggling with mental health challenges from 17% to 10% by 2025.

Follow

Links

Chapters