Parenting with Purpose Educational Series

Gateways Presents: Parenting with Purpose

Social Media, Kids and Sex: The Importance of Proactive Conversations

featuring Cindy Pierce

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, followed by Q&A

Zoom link provided after registration.

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About the Event

Combining years of research and her storytelling skills, Cindy Pierce’s message helps parents to step into conversations with their kids, even when the topics are challenging or awkward. Navigating cultural norms and expectations is more challenging than ever for kids and teens. Cindy believes that, with support from parents, children can feel more at ease, worthy and relevant as they manage distractions and demands online and off. Parents who invest in conversations with their children about the influences of media, social media, peers, internet porn and hookup culture early and often increase the chances that their children will make healthier choices.

Cindy Pierce is a social sexuality educator, speaker, comic storyteller, and author of Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World and Sex, College and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture. Cindy and her husband, Bruce Lingelbach, are parents of three young adults and run Pierce’s Inn in Etna, NH. You can learn more about Cindy’s work at

Parenting with Purpose Committee

Danielle Darish, Chair
Jordana Bluestein
Jackie Finard-Hughes
Sydney Gross
Lauren Korn
Sasha Meyerson
Deborah Schwartz
Rachel Sohn
Michelle Zisow

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