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Up & Moving: Parenting Hacks that Work

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It’s late January, and the outside temperature at 6:30 this morning was in the 30s.  Our thermostat inside says the house is 71 degrees, but even I didn’t think that getting out from under the covers sounded like a good idea this morning.  My kids?  They were even less interested in getting up, getting ready, and going outside to go to school.  Mornings are such a hard sell, especially on school days, especially when it’s cold & dark, especially when we didn’t go to bed on time the night before.  Just, yuck.

My clients often talk about the stress they feel related to getting out the door on time on weekdays.  There is so much that needs to be done, the timeline is usually tight, it’s a “pinch point” in a family’s day that often leads to stress, conflict, and bad feelings.  (not to mention tardy slips.)

There are a few really effective and good-feeling tools at improving this daily routine that I’ve discovered over the years, and I’d like to share them with you.  Join me for a FREE and short webinar where I’ll share parenting hacks for getting your kids awake, up, moving, and out the door… with 57% less* unhappiness.

Wednesday, January 30, 12 noon.

Register here.

(*) I made that number up.   The hacks are good ones, though.  :^)

Don’t try this one:

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Sex Ed is a Human Right

I discovered on the World Health Organization’s website some years ago a page that (broadly) included Sex Ed as a human right.  The idea makes absolute sense to me, and I’ve said that phrase many times ever since.  Recently I needed to find the citation… and it took me for-ev-er.  So, for my future self or anyone else… here’s a link to the WHO’s “working definition” about sexual health and sexual rights.  They say:

“The fulfilment of sexual health is tied to the extent to which human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. Sexual rights embrace certain human rights that are already recognized in international and regional human rights documents and other consensus documents and in national laws.”

and they list things critical to the realization of sexual health, including

“The rights to information, as well as education.”

So, it’s still just a “working definition” and not something that’s been fully ratified or whatever political process needs to happen for it to be an “official definition” but I’m putting it here so I can find it again the next time I need it!  (and to share it with you, too, of course.)  :^)

The International Women’s Health Coalition lists “comprehensive sex education” as part of their definition of sexual rights here.

In 1994 the United Nations convened the “International Conference on Population and Development” which also addressed sexual rights, and specifically the right to sexuality education.  Wikipedia entry here.

National Sexuality Education Standards are here.