Mother and Daughter – Father and Son SEMINAR
Dear Parents of 6th and 7th Graders,
Our children will face many new moral challenges over the next few years. We realize that parents need support for helping their children navigate these challenges and equipping them to recognize and strive for authentic love. To help, we are offering the Mother/Daughter and Father/Son LoveEd Seminars for parents with children in grades 6 and 7 on Wednesday, January 27 from 6-7:45 p.m.
There is no charge to you, but a free-will offering will be accepted to cover materials and optional, helpful resources will be for sale at the price of $15-$30. We will practice social distancing.
The seminar will last about 2 hours and will include:
- Separate presentations for boys/dads in the cafeteria and girls/moms in the library.
- Audio-visual presentation in five segments with one-on-one discussion time between each part to enable parent and child to discuss these important topics.
- Age appropriate information which includes the biological changes associated with puberty.
- A brief mention/description of sexual intercourse.
The content will include:
- The beauty of God’s creation and some Theology of the Body.
- The physical, emotional and spiritual development that occurs during adolescence.
- How to respond in a healthy way to the challenges of growing up.
- Developing the character and virtues needed to live a happy, holy life.
Registration will be on-line only. Please register by January 22 at https://forms.gle/fWLowDFPzq5Eb5yX9
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-862-4336.
*Experience shows that this dialogue works out better when the parent who communicates the biological, emotional, moral and spiritual information is of the same sex as the child or young person. Being aware of the role, emotions and problems of their own sex, mothers have a special bond with their daughters, and fathers with their sons. This natural bond should be respected. Therefore, parents who are alone will have to act with great sensitivity when speaking with a child of the opposite sex, and they may choose to entrust communicating the most intimate details to a trustworthy person of the same sex as the child.” (The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality, 67)