Unsure of how to start a conversation about reproduction or sexual health with your children? Join Amanda D. Romaniello, a licensed professional counselor, in Darien Library’s “Birds and the Bees” programs to learn how to discuss topics in an informational yet developmentally appropriate way.
Romaniello has over a decade of experience in the mental health field. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and an M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is currently in private practice in Fairfield.
The library is offering programs for two age groups, and for each one there’s a choice of times, late morning or early evening, on different days. The meetings last for 90 minutes.
- For parents with elementary school age children:Monday, April 19, 11 a.m. OR Tuesday, April 20th, 7 p.m.
- For parents with tweens and teens: Wednesday, April 28, 11 a.m. OR Thursday, April 29th, 7 p.m.
These programs will take place on Zoom. We will email all participants the Zoom room link.
If you need any assistance with registering, please email Samantha Cardone at email@example.com!
For Parents of Elementary School Children
When should parents begin explaining reproduction, puberty, and sexual health to children? How can parents do so in a way that is informational yet developmentally appropriate? Amanda Romaniello will help moms and dads prepare to have a frank discussion on “the birds and the bees” with their child.
There were 18 spaces available for the 11 a.m., Monday, April 19 session and 19 available for the 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 session, as of late Wednesday afternoon.
For Parents of Tweens and Teens
Worried it might be too late to have “the talk” with your tween or teen? Unsure of how to start a conversation about reproduction or sexual health without it being awkward? Join Amanda Romaniello as she provides strategies for parents on talking with tweens and teens about one of the most important and most anxiety provoking topics; sex.
As of late Wednesday afternoon, there were 19 spaces available for the 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 28 session and the same number available for the 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29 session.
Other Darien Library Events for Parents in April:
- Internet Safety for Parents
Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
- TED Talk Discussion: “Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy”
Monday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
- Supporting Students with ADHD: Attention and Behavior
Tuesday, April 27 at 12 noon