A growing national coalition of organizations has worked to promote family communication about sexuality through helpful publications and vital community programs for the past 25 years.
To learn what may be available in your community, contact Planned Parenthood of America or any of the agencies on the national coalition.
Phil says that teenagers, especially younger pre-teens, don’t need to have boyfriends and girlfriends.
Andy Stanley, the founder of North Point Ministries, is perhaps most well known for carrying on his father’s legacy as a prolific preacher and author.
The old worries about teen pregnancy, tarnished reputations and broken hearts still apply, but today there are new risks due to rising rates of dating violence and sexually-transmitted infections (STIs).
What can a parent do to make sure their dating teens are happy and safe?
So I do my best to keep the conversation alive and current. Discussing what we see on TV can be a great springboard for age-appropriate conversations about what seems inappropriate or makes you uncomfortable and why.
Q: Teens often do anything possible to avoid talking about sex or dating with their parents. Even when people are doing things you don’t agree with, show 19. When our oldest was in ninth grade, everybody was watching “The Office.” Everybody.
Sometimes parents are fearful about saying too much, too soon (although there's no evidence that this should be a concern).
Additionally, PAMF has provided some Additional Resources below that may help to open communication with your child regarding sexuality.
Even with the support of these external resources, it is important to remember: parents are the most important sexuality educators for their children.
Talking about relationships once they reach school age is step two. ” Share your values, but be sure to ask your child what he thinks creates a healthy, loving relationship.
Parents should inquire about their children’s friendships, Ponton says, asking questions like: “What makes a relationship work well? Parents can find good conversation starters both in the media and in real life scenarios.
In my family, there’s an old saying that the teenagers will always come home safe and sound and on time from a date because they know daddy’s waiting on the front porch with a shotgun.