Teenage sex education website
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.
Often, the information that your teen receives from these sources are either blatantly wrong or misinformed.
That's why it's important that you start the conversation with your teen early.
Talking about sexuality with your children can be a challenge.
Sometimes parents are fearful about saying too much, too soon (although there's no evidence that this should be a concern).
While it does take some forethought, parents can provide accurate information to their children about sexuality and reinforce their spiritual or religious values.
Although your teen may have some concept of these topics due to the media, school, friends, etc.
Let them know you are interested in what they think and how they feel about any topic, whether it is sexuality, school, religion, the future, or whatever.
When your children share feelings with you, praise them for it.
Most faith traditions talk about sexuality as a gift of God – something to be respected and in which to find joy.
Still others talk about values and beliefs without discussing religion or spirituality at all.