Family Life Society’s latest programme is My Child is Made For More – is to equip parents with children in all age groups with the what and the how of a Sex Ed Talk to their children.
About My Child Is Made For More
My Child Is Made For More is for all parents with children preferably in their teens/upper primary. It will address issues primarily on sexuality, sex, relationships and choices. The approach is not to delve on the consequences of having premarital or casual sex (which is what most SexEd programmes are already doing); it is a programme that will bring out the alternative truths on the concepts of freedom, the human body and its sexuality with its four themes: 1) My Body Is Me, 2) My Body Communicates, 3) My Friendship Is Personal and 4) My Decisions Make Me.
Each theme is conducted in two hours of sharing/presentation of truth, video, small group discussions, hands-on activities, points to ponder, how-tos’ and personal take-aways.
Parents would have an opportunity to reflect and educate themselves about the emotional and social dimensions of sexuality and decide on the type of behaviour that would encourage love, respect and responsibility which they could use for themselves and share with their own children/teens or youth.
Our programme can be illustrated by this tree:
Rationale of My Child Is Made For More
An effective sexuality education and understanding would prove to be doubly successful when parents are informed and involved.
– freedom is understood to mean freedom of choice which leads them to say that “we should be free to do what we want as long as no one gets hurt” rather than the freedom to shape one’s character and personhood in a lifelong series of decisions.
What can You as a Parent benefit from this
You can engage your child in an open and honest discussion about human sexuality with the truths learned from the programme. You will be equipped with the knowledge on how your child can form a healthy attitude about sexuality—forming strong self-worth, steady relationships and strong family unit in the future.
Format of the Programme
The whole programme is comprised of 5 sessions = four themes + parent child communication. The programme progresses from one theme to another where the key concepts of the subsequent theme is related to the previous themes. It is highly advisable to sit in all the sessions to have the optimum experience of the programme.
The Four Themes of Made for More
Each theme is about 2 hours that takes the participants to watching a short video, small group discussion, proposal of truths, hands-on activities, pre-post survey of beliefs and personal take-aways.
The Parent-Child Communication
The Parent-Child Communication will be explored in a 2-hour session that comprises of tuning-in activity, voices of youth, Q & A with the youth and role play scenarios to equip parents with what to say and how to say it components.
MFM proposes a three-prong approach in parent-child communication: TLC
If you are interested to find out more about this programme or keen to organise one for your organisation or a group of parents or teen of at size 15 people, give us a call at 64880278.