The beautiful thing about parenting is that you are the most influential person in your childs life. They admire you, they want your validation, guidance and of course love and attention. They get their values from you, they will parent like you and a lot of what they do will be modeled by you, unless they take a clear choice to go in the opposite direction. With this in mind it is imperative that you look at your own background and what it taught you about this particular subject. What kind of things were said about your body as you were growing up? Was there any conversation about sex and sexuality in your childhood home? Yes this course is about children who are less than 5, but they are taking in a lot of information at this point.
I created this online course to help parents speak and engage with their children about their bodies, sex and sexuality. It is something that most parents struggle with and as a parent myself, are things I deal with as my toddler grows and begins asking questions. Julie Githiri-Goko( Psychosexual Therapist) also contributes to the course, teaching on how to spot, deal with and prevent abuse/trauma of our kids.
This is the first course focusing on kids between 0-5 years old. So lets get started and help Kids understand their bodies!
Here is what you will learn in this course;
1. Parental Authority
2. Teach your Kids about Boundaries and Privacy
3. Help your kids understand Good Touch Vs Bad Touch
4. Get insights from a psychosexual therapist
Valentine Njoroge is perhaps most famous for being a radio presenter in Kenya’s top 3 stations; and then publishing a sex column named Ask Valentine for about 10 years in The Star newspaper, also in Kenya. Recently she has created an eponymous YouTube channel where she answers people’s sex, sexuality and relationship questions on video. She is also a feminist commentator, discussing issues affecting the African woman and you can see her on BBC Africa’s #TheSheWord. The show airs in 10 countries across the continent. In all her years addressing sexuality, it became clear that parents avoid the sex and sexuality conversations because they are awkward, but also because modern Africans were not taught how to have them. In traditional settings, an elegant system existed to pass down information from generation to generation, but this has been lost with colonization and urbanization. A gifted storyteller and communicator Valentine spotted this niche after years of dealing with this vital subject and has now created Kids & Bodies. Valentine is a founding member of The Graca Machel Trust’s Women in Media Network and a trustee of the GMT’s New Faces New Voices (NFNV) in Kenya. NFNV lobbies for the financial inclusion on women across Africa. She is also the founder and curator of dadasphere, a bi-monthly event where African women share their stories and ideas in 13 minute talks. Ms. Njoroge is an alumnus of The State University of New York at Buffalo where she studied Computer Science and Philosophy. She is a passionate yogi who loves reading and is raising her son as a feminist.