I read Sex Ed Is in Session with my eyes filled to the brim with tears. The sacredness of teaching sexuality to young ones is explained with kindness, dark is confronted with hope and support, and Dr. Mary Jo shows us you can hold your family values true and still do this work, well. Sex Ed Is in Session transports the reader to each situation and encounter and equips them with a gentle, loving, and informative way to deal. You learn little quirks and tricks that help you pick up on connecting with the youth that can only come from experience. -Dr. Lexx James Brown, LMFT, CSE and Founder of the Institute for Sexuality and Intimacy
In her book, Sex Ed is In Session, Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski offers a compelling and informative book that masterfully details her life as a sexuality educator and sheds light upon some of he cognitive, affective, and behavioral challenges with face it the field. Insightful, indeed, she gives us advice on how to engage, teach, and learn from our students by creating opportunities for meaningful dialogue. Without reservation, I wholeheartedly encores this book as a “must read” for all sexuality educator. -James C. Wadley, Ph.D., L.P.C. (PA & NJ), ACS, NCC, IMHF, CSTS and Editor of the Handbook of Sexuality Leadership Inspiring Community Engagement, Social Empowerment, and Transformational Influence.
Sex Ed is in Session is a delightful read and one that you don't even realize you're discussing sex ed, it feels much more like a great story with lots of parables woven in in Dr. Podgurski’s caring voice. Who knew that sex ed could be so much fun while still being so educational? You can't help but walk away with more knowledge and feeling a little bit better about everything. -Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., MPH, CPH, LCCE, AdvCD(DONA)
Parents – your prayers have been answered. Sex Ed is in Session: An Adult Guide to Connecting to Young People is the book you have been waiting for since your child was born. This is the book your children want you to read, a book every parent who loves a child should share with each other, and with other parents. Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski shares a life time of teaching and working with young people, saving lives, nurturing souls, and healing broken hearts. It is a common sense guide for parents searching for answers to their children’s questions. It taught me so much I didn’t know, but should have known. It tugged at my heart, caused me to shed a tear or two, made me laugh, and taught me to be a better parent, teacher, and human being. I loved this book! It is great read, and the perfect gift for anyone who wants a safe, happy, healthy child. -James M. Longo, Ed.D., Professor of Education and Education Department Chair at Washington & Jefferson College