HOW do we initiate the S*X talk, WHAT do we say, and how do we ADAPT the information for different age groups?

Talking to kids and teenagers about sex, sexuality, gender and relationships is a crucial and sensitive matter that requires openness and empathy. However, parents can be at a loss on how to start this important conversation at home! 

This LIVE ONLINE workshop empowers parents with the tools and knowledge to have honest and supportive conversations about sexuality, gender and relationships with their kids and teenagers. Our expert provides practical guidance on age-appropriate discussions, addressing sensitive topics, and creating a safe space for dialogue. 



Anna Catania is a warranted counsellor and a qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist. She initially graduated with an Honours degree in Nursing then completed a Masters in Counselling degree graduating with Distinction. She continued her studies in sexual medicine and concluded successfully the European School of Sexual Medicine in Budapest which addresses various psychosexual issues through research based knowledge and practice. Following the school she specialised in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, a level 7 qualification accredited by Middlesex University in London.

Anna works with individuals and couples who are facing relationship and sexual difficulties and has extensive experience working in the Health Sector. She is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta teaching undergraduate nursing, midwifery and psychology students.

She is currently the Chairperson of the Council for the Counselling Profession within the Ministry of Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights. She is a Senior Practicing Member of the Malta Association for the Counselling Profession, a registered member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (CORST) and the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM). She believes in the importance of continuous professional development and dissemination of knowledge and research.



WHO would benefit from this workshop?

If you're a parent of CURIOUS PRESCHOOLERS asking innocent questions, this workshop is for you. If you're a parent of PRE-TEENS who are beginning to explore more complex topics, or if you're a parent of TEENAGERS, navigating the intricacies of relationships and consent, we've got you covered.

This workshop is your compass, whether you're bracing for those first curious questions or tackling the deeper subjects. It's for those who believe that providing accurate, age-appropriate information is essential. It's for parents who understand that deflecting questions doesn't protect their children - it only leaves them seeking answers from less reliable sources.

OF BIRDS & BEES helps you become the trustworthy, knowledgeable point of reference your kids need!

How is this workshop structured and what topics are covered?

Our tutor Anna Catania will lead participants into an open discussion addressing the following points:


  • How to provide a SAFE SPACE for kids to ask questions and be curious
  • TAILORING INFORMATION to the child's age and developmental stage
  • How to talk about the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty
  • How parents can approach the subjects of SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER IDENTITY
  • How as parents we can FOSTER OPEN COMMUNICATION, actively listen to our kids and maintain a non- judgemental attitude
  • Discuss the concepts of SAFETY, BOUNDARIES & CONSENT. How to empower kids to speak up about issues of concern
  • ONLINE SAFETY and responsible internet use
  • How parents can handle questions effectively and honestly

Is this course right for YOU?

Mama's Retreat is tailored for mums-to-be who are eager to embrace their pregnancy and postpartum journey with grace, strength, and preparedness.

Throughout the course, we prioritise your well-being, help you take a break from your daily routine, and nurture your body and mind. You will leave feeling centered, refreshed, and ready to embrace this beautiful journey with positivity and confidence!

Whether you're a first-time mum or adding to your beautiful family, THIS COURSE IS YOUR COMPASS, providing expert guidance, empathy and support through the often uncharted waters of pregnancy and beyond.

Think of a moment when your child will approach you with a question about their changing bodies, relationships or consent.

Will you DEFLECT OR STUMBLE, leaving them to piece together information from incomplete sources? Or will you meet their inquiry with confidence and provide a CLEAR, ACCURATE AND SUPPORTIVE response?

Here's why YOU should sign up for this workshop:


You'll be equipped with the tools to confidently respond to your child's questions about sex and sexuality, ensuring accurate and AGE-APPROPRIATE information sharing.



Learn the art of tailoring discussions to your child's developmental stage, fostering a deeper understanding as you respect their evolving level of comprehension.



Accurate information is key! Gain evidence-based insights on sexual health, consent, LGBTQI+ matters, and diversity, empowering you to nurture well-rounded conversations with your child.



Transform potentially awkward topics into opportunities for bonding! Learn how to set the tone for open, respectful and empathetic dialogue that strengthens the parent-child relationship.



12th September 2023 18:00 - 19:30 CET



This is a LIVE ONLINE workshop delivered via Zoom. The link will be sent to you close to the workshop date via email. Please be sure not to unsubscribe from our mailing list as you will not be able to receive emails from us.



incl. VAT

Join us for a detailed guide into HOW, WHAT and WHEN to talk to your kids and teens about sex and sexuality:

  • Equip yourself for confident discussions addressing your child's questions, learn how to tailor conversations by age and build stronger connections with your children so that YOU become a trusted source of information and advice.
  • Our expert psychosexual counsellor Anna Catania 's approach will put you at ease and set the tone for an open discussion about this delicate topic.
  • There will be plenty of time for your questions during the live session (via chat or asking them via video), but you can also send in your questions BEFORE the live session and we'll answer them in an anonymous manner.
  • As with our other live online courses, we encourage interaction but should you prefer, you are free to remain anonymous for the duration of the live session (and keep your camera switched off).

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