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How Do I Talk to my Child or Teenager?

Most adults remember getting “the talk”, the one time lump of all sexual health knowledge bundled into an awkward conversation with your parents or guardians.  Just because your parents or guardians did it doesn’t mean you have to.  These days sexual health educators are recommending multiple “talks” that allow parents or guardians to teach children about sexual health in segments.  Doing this allows for the conversation to be less awkward and it allows for parents to talk to children and teenagers about issues they will face in a way that reinforces your values. It’s up to you to start the conversation.

How Do I Talk to a Young Child About Sex? Start Slow and Build Up:

Growth & Development Ages 0-18+

*Each resource is also available in Amharic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese.  Click the links to access further languages.

How to Talk to Your Teenager: