Talking about sexuality with your children can be a challenge. When teens feel uncomfortable coming to their parents or guardians regarding difficult issues such as sex, they often turn to friends or the media for information. Often, that information is either blatantly wrong or misinformed. Although your teen may have some concept of these topics from the media, school and friends, be sure to discuss these topics with your teen one-on-one. Your teen could be severely misinformed regarding these issues:. Often, your teen may seem unapproachable or extremely uncomfortable when talking to you about personal issues such as sex and sexuality.
Talking with Your Teens about Sex: Going Beyond “the Talk”
Guidelines for Teens: Thinking About Sexuality and Sexual Activity
Before you decide to have sex or if you are already having sex, you need to know how to stay healthy. Even if you think you know everything you need to know about sex, take a few minutes and read on. Your doctor wants to make sure you know the facts. Sex can change your life and relationships. Having sex may affect the way you feel about yourself or how others feel about you. Many teens believe waiting until they are ready to have sex is important.
For Teens Making Decisions About Sex and Intimacy
Caroline Miller. Talking to teenagers about sex has to be the most potentially embarrassing challenge of parenting — for both parents and kids. As a result, there is very little conversation about it in many families, even though teenagers are sexually active at younger and younger ages.
Feelings and emotions on this subject can be really powerful. So, what do you need to think about? A lot of things. There are personal and value-based decisions you need to consider.