SARASOTA, FL – On Wednesday, January 27 from 6:30-7:30pm, and again on Tuesday, February 2 from 9-10am, Goldie Feldman Academy will present “How to be an Askable Parent.” The one-hour sessions will provide age-appropriate content designed to help parents gain useful skills, information and resources, so they are empowered to develop the competencies needed to be successful in their role as the primary sexuality educators of their children. Both sessions take place at GFA (1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota).
The sessions will be led by Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida educator Pat Wolfson, who has decades of experience providing comprehensive, accurate sexuality education for youth and adults.
Helping children grow into healthy and responsible adults is a tremendous job for parents. They can talk with their kids, build strong relationships with them, and set clear expectations and boundaries for them. However, adolescence – when children begin to mature – is often a time when many parents feel unprepared. It’s common for both parents and kids to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable when talking to one another about sexuality and related topics.
“Goldie Feldman Academy is focused on educating the whole child and equipping families to be successful at each stage of their child’s development,” said head of school Dan Ceaser. “Sexuality is an area in which parents may feel anxious about engaging with their children but it’s so crucial to give kids the information they need to make informed decisions. We thank Planned Parenthood for offering area families the guidance and support they need to talk to their kids about sexuality in a healthy and positive context.”
For more information or to register, call (941) 552-2770.
About Goldie Feldman Academy:
Goldie Feldman Academy (GFA), which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is a Hershorin Schiff Community School. The mission of GFA is to prepare students of all faiths to impact the world through academic excellence, global citizenship and compassionate action. GFA offers a rigorous, project-based academic program in a diverse and vibrant learning environment rooted in the Jewish values of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and respect. For more information, visit the website at gfasarasota.org or call (941) 552-2770.