Many parents believe conversations about sex, love & self esteem

need to start happening when a child enters puberty.

The studies that have emerged in the last decade are proving that this is not the best approach.

Media-makers, marketers & the online world know the truth in this, and you should too.  

They are getting in early, but you can be there sooner.

Self esteem, consent, positive body image, sexual decision making & relationship skills

are all things that can start to be taught from birth.

Why it is never too early to start the conversation

Waiting until your child hits high school to start this conversation is too late. Messages of body positivity, consent, informed decision making & relationship skills can be shared from the time your child is born.

Percentage of young people who have had, or are engaging in sex

  • Year 10 students 25%
  • Year 11 students 33%
  • Year 12 students 50%

%

of students surveyed use porn to fill in the gaps in the sex ed they receive at school

%

of children have viewed online porn by age 16

%

of young women aged under 21 have had an unwanted sexual experience

%

of students are dissatisfied with the sex ed they receive and want better information

During a few short hours I will show you how to have age appropriate conversations with your children about critical topics such as:

  • Self respect, self esteem & self love
  • How to foster relationship skills
  • The impact of porn
  • The school environment, peer pressure & hooking up
  • Media indoctrination & body image standards (for girls AND boys)
  • The importance of TRUE consent & how to navigate sexual encounters safely
  • Navigating sex, drugs, alcohol & the party scene
  • Confidence & strong, independent decision making
  • Ways to deal with “Oh my, did they really ask that???” moments
  • Appropriate developmental stages to begin conversations
  • Fun, relevant & easy conversation starters

But most importantly, I am going to show you how to feel CONFIDENT in your own ability as a parent, to navigate this territory with your child.

You will leave this workshop with real information, new skills & a deeper understanding of your child’s world.

As a parent, you can provide the kind of information your children need – and are actively searching for.

 

From birth, we will show you ways to address the following topics

Birth - 7

  • Consent
  • Body image
  • Appropriate touching
  • Sexual safety
  • Self esteem
  • Navigating media & messages

8 - 12

  • Consent
  • Appropriate touching
  • Relationships & feelings
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Online safety & porn
  • Peer pressure
  • Body image

13 -16

  • Consent
  • Sexual pressure
  • Self esteem
  • Sexual decision making
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Love relationships
  • Body image
  • Online safety & porn
  • Unwanted sex
  • Drugs, alcohol & decision making

Upcoming events...

Brunswick Heads, Australia

Courageous Conversations Parenting Forum

Thursday May 10th, 6.00 - 9.30pm (AEST)

Tickets available here

 

 

 

 

Port Macquarie, Australia

Courageous Conversations Parenting Forum

Tuesday May 15th, 6.00 - 9.30pm (AEST)

Tickets available here

 

 

 

 

Bellingen, Australia

Courageous Conversations Parenting Forum

Thursday May 24th, 6.00 - 9.30pm (AEST)

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Melbourne, Australia

 

 

 

Courageous Conversations Parenting Forum

 

Thursday June 7th, 6.00 - 9.30pm (AEST)

Tickets available here

 

Perth, Australia

Courageous Conversations Parenting Forum

Monday June 25th, 6.00 - 9.30pm 

Tickets available here

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast, Australia

Courageous Conversations Parenting Forum

Wednesday June 27th, 6.00 - 9.30pm (AEST)

Tickets available here

 

 

 

 

Sydney, Australia

Courageous Conversations Parenting Forum

Thursday July 5th, 6.00 - 9.30pm (AEST)

Tickets available here

 

 

 

 

Listen up. If you have a daughter, I know you have questions. This is the place for answers. Lily is direct, honest and unflinching – just the kind of no BS approach we need. Do yourself, and your family, a favour.

Alex Right

Father

I attended a parent forum today with the fabulous Lily & it was hands down some of the best information I’ve ever received about parenting our girls, body image, emotions, & so much more. Tools I can use to ensure my girls have a healthy respect for their own bodies,  and I walked away with a few new understandings for my own body & beliefs.

Lily has an outstanding ability to engage everyone, keep it light without loosing the importance of the topic.

What an absolute delight, I want to do it again!

Hannah Wildman

Change Leader, We Are More Than Our Bodies

Lily isobella is a skilled facilitator enabling a group of parents with diverse views and life experience to navigate a sensitive topic with respect and robust discussion. Lily was well researched on her topic, not only with the stats within Australia on rape, porn, and age of loss of virginity, but also about how the education of young people about sex differed across cultures and countries.

We were able to learn about the gaps in our knowledge and also how to sensitively guide our beloved young people through what we hope to be a very special time in their lives – one that has the potential to be very challenging as they begin to really navigate personal boundaries, preferences, love and respect in a very intimate way.

Thank you Lily for a great workshop I look forward to attending and learning more

Karen Plumbe

Curator at Events With Soul

Courageous Conversations Parent’s Forums run over the course of an evening, in a city near you.

These are 18+ events and tickets are essential.  

If you cannot find a Forum near you, feel free to talk to us about coming to you.

We welcome educators and service providers as a valuable addition to the Forum.

If your school or service would like to send a staff member, please talk to us about institute tickets.

Does my child have to be a certain age for me to attend?

NO.  Healthy conversations pertaining to body image, pleasure, sexuality, safety, self care & respect start from BIRTH. It is never too early to start. Conversely, it is never too late. If you are parenting a teenager, NOW is the time to get skilled!

Are dad’s welcome?

ABSOLUTELY. Part of a child’s sexual education will come from their male role models. We whole heartedly encourage dads to be a major part of this conversation.  If you are a dad parenting alone, this forum will be game changing for you.

PS: we offer a huge discount if both parents attend together.

Can my child attend and just sit at the back of the room?

No. This is strictly an 18+ event and is not suitable for any child to attend.

I don’t have children yet, but I want to be ready. Can I come along?

We welcome parents, educators, social workers & parents to be. We congratulate you on your choice to be proactive!

I am not completely confident in choosing to attend – what if I get uncomfortable?

This is an in depth discussion pertaining to sexuality. The material has the potential to trigger some feelings in you. Please act responsibly at all times. It is absolutely fine to remove yourself from the conversation at any time, or even step outside for a breather.

I still have questions

Send me an email to yes@lilyisobella.com.au