9 Things We Teach Our Kids Unknowingly

9 Things We Teach Our Kids Unknowingly (1)

9 Things We Teach Our Kids Unknowingly

As parents, we wear many hats – chef, chauffeur, playmate, and occasional superhero.

But there’s another role that often goes unnoticed, one that we play every day without realizing it: that of an unintentional sexuality educator.

Yes, you read that right! Our words, actions, and attitudes are constantly shaping our children’s understanding of sex and relationships.

In this eye-opening blog post, we’ll delve into the 9 things we inadvertently teach our kids about sexuality and why it’s crucial to become a proactive, informed sexuality educator for our children.

1. Body Image & Self-Esteem 🫶

Without even realizing it, we communicate messages about body image to our children.

Commenting on our own bodies or others’ can influence how our kids perceive their own physical appearance.

By fostering a positive body image and teaching them to love and respect their bodies, we empower them to make healthier choices regarding their own and others’ bodies.

2. Gender Roles & Expectations 😊

Our behaviors and conversations can inadvertently reinforce traditional gender roles.

From the toys we choose to the chores we assign, we unintentionally communicate societal expectations about masculinity and femininity.

Embracing open conversations about gender diversity and equal opportunities helps children understand that they can express themselves freely, regardless of stereotypes.

3. Relationship Dynamics 🤝

Children are keen observers, and they pick up on how we interact with our partners, friends, and family. Our relationships serve as models for their future interactions.

By demonstrating healthy communication, mutual respect, and emotional support, we teach them what constitutes a positive and fulfilling relationship.

4. Privacy & Boundaries 🤚

Respecting personal boundaries is a lesson we inadvertently teach through our actions.

Knocking before entering a room, asking permission to borrow items, and giving personal space are examples of behaviors that help children understand the importance of respecting boundaries in all relationships.

5. Consent & Respect 💯

Consent education extends beyond the realm of sexuality and is embedded in everyday situations. Encouraging your child to hug or interact with others only if they’re comfortable sets the foundation for understanding consent and respecting others’ boundaries as they grow older.

6. The Media Influence 📱

The media plays a significant role in shaping our children’s perceptions. From movies to advertisements, media can unknowingly reinforce stereotypes, body ideals, and toxic behaviors.

By engaging in media literacy discussions, we equip our kids to critically analyze what they consume and develop a well-rounded perspective.

7. Emotions & Communication 💬

Children learn about emotions and expression by observing us. Encouraging open dialogue about feelings, teaching healthy ways to express emotions, and validating their experiences create a safe space for them to discuss intimate topics like sexuality without fear of judgment.

8. Online Etiquette & Safety 🦺

In the digital age, online interactions are a part of everyday life. Through discussions about online etiquette, cyberbullying, and privacy settings, we prepare our children to navigate the online world responsibly and safely.

9. Healthy Body Anatomy 💀

Teaching children that their bodies are their own and that they have the right to make decisions about their bodies from a young age is crucial.

By respecting their autonomy – from choosing their clothes to deciding who can touch them – we lay the groundwork for informed decision-making regarding their bodies in the future.

As parents, we have a profound influence on our children’s perceptions of sex, relationships, and their own bodies. The unintentional lessons we teach can have a lasting impact, shaping their beliefs and behaviors.

By becoming proactive sexuality educators, we ensure that our children receive accurate, age-appropriate information that empowers them to make informed choices, form healthy relationships, and navigate the complexities of the modern world.

Are you ready to take control of your role as a sexuality educator and ensure your children receive accurate, comprehensive information? Join our upcoming 2-day workshop, ‘Powerful Skills to Sex Educate.’ In this interactive session, we’ll equip you with the tools, knowledge, and confidence you need to navigate those potentially awkward conversations with your child.

Together, let’s create a future where our children are empowered with the right information to make informed decisions about their bodies and relationships.

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