For parents and leaders of young people aged 0-18
Our children live in a sexualised environment. Magazines, media and the Internet present a smorgasbord of sexualised images and acts. The age of first sexual activity and exposure to porn is now in the low teens, and the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in our youth rapidly increasing.
What is the role of the parent and family in sex education? Has the church a part to play in this? Why is it so important that parents take an early role in sex education?
This presentation looks at the development of the teen brain and the significance of environment and parenting. It will explore the effect of media, magazines, peer pressure, drugs/alcohol and pornography in shaping children’s sexuality and gender.
It is a challenge to parents and leaders of young people to fully engage in their role in shaping and influencing children to: manage their bodies, confront secular influences, and conduct their sexuality and relationships in ways that are both godly and healthy.
Speaker: Dr Patricia Weerakoon, Christian Sexologist & Author
Cost: $5 cash at door
Books available for purchase on the day
We strongly encourage you to organise babysitting, but basic children minding will be available if needed.