NEW PAGE... Talking to our Children about Healthy Relationships
It's important parents have conversations with their children about loving relationships and safe environment. The benefits are for the child to see, create, & sustain positive relationships and to establish healthy boundaries in all their relationships.
Conversations about L.I.F.E. (Sr. Kieran Sawyer and Dr. Kathie Amidei) Conversations about L.I.F.E. fosters parent-child conversations through year-by-year, age-appropriate, guided lessons on Love, Infatuation, Friendship, and Exploitation using downloadable, comprehensive lesson packages. The goal of the program is to guide parents in talking with their own children about positive loving relationships and, sadly, also telling them about the possibility of sex abuse. Tutorial
The parent-child conversations are designed as one- to two-hour sessions held in the parish hall or school c afeteria for children of each age level with their parents, in which the family conversations are directed by a trained facilitator. The lessons can also be adapted for use in the classroom as introductions to the more sensitive material that will be taught at home by parents using materials provided in the parent follow-up packet. The program also makes an ideal guide for homeschooling parents or coalitions.
Articles: Keeping Kids Safe - An Insert (Archdiocese of Washington) This flier is one in a series of parents’ guides produced by the archdiocese to help parents better understand how to protect and nurture their children.