Presentations and guest bloggers

This is a busy week for me.

Tonight, and then again on Saturday morning, I will be talking with the 2nd grade parents at the Austin Waldorf School (AWS). This group of parents approached me, and asked that I come and lead a discussion about sex education. AWS is a small school, and these parents foresee being together in a class for the next ten years – which will span the most dramatic of the hormonal, physical, and emotional changes that adolescence brings. The parents want to see if they can all get on the same page in terms of sex education, and if not they want to at least have a sense of where they all stand on the issue. I’m very excited to lead these very thoughtful parents onto this path!

On Wednesday afternoon, I will be talking with someone from the up-and-coming organization Don’t Tell My Parents. I don’t know much about this group or their philosophical perspective yet, but I’m looking forward to learning more. If anyone has experience or knowledge of the group, I would love to hear what your impressions are!

On Thursday afternoon, I will be presenting an overview of my parenting class at the Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Those attending will be primarily academics and parent educators. I’m interested in their feedback on my class, and to learn how they are educating parents and facilitating effective family relations.

It’s a busy week, and I’m enjoying preparing for it!

I am also looking forward to my next guest blogger, Mrs. Y. She will be joining us Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with a new perspective on adolescent sexuality and sex education. I hope to bring many points of view to the table here on my blog, and I hope Mrs. Y will move that goal forward.

I will, as always, be reading the comments and will also be available by e-mail, so please do not hesitate to contact me while I am away from the front page of the blog.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.