Having “The Talk” can feel terrifying, but it doesn’t have to be — and you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

At EDSE, we believe that confidence in and understanding of human sexuality is the foundation for having these kinds of conversations with young people. They are eager for this information, even if they might not admit it, and they need to see the adults around them feeling comfortable discussing it.

We want to help you get there!

EDSE works with parents, caregivers, and guardians in need of one-on-one support to help build stronger, more confident understanding of important sexuality subjects. We want you to feel as prepared as possible to answer the kinds of questions you know your kids are going to ask — if they haven’t already.

Families come in all shapes, sizes, and experience levels, and EDSE is available to help parents and caregivers navigate unknown territory, including:

  • When your sexual orientation differs from your child’s. “My partner and I are lesbians. How do I talk to my heterosexual teenager about pregnancy prevention?”

  • When your gender identity differs from your child’s. “I’m cisgender but my child might be trans. How can I make my communication more inclusive?”

  • When your child’s anatomy is unfamiliar. “I don’t know anything about penises. How do I talk to my son about hygiene and puberty?”

EDSE founder and lead educator Anne Hodder-Shipp, ACS, is available for one-on-one educating and coaching to any parents, caregivers, or guardians in need of more private and personal support.

Let us customize a package that best suits your needs — and your budget.


EDSE works with families of all forms, and educators are trauma-informed, inclusive, and LGBTQIA+ friendly.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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