Pre-Teens & Sexuality
Talking about Sexuality to Preteens: A Parent's Responsibility
It often is hard for parents to
start conversations about sexuality,
but it is necessary for your child to receive the correct information.
To break the ice you could talk about song lyrics or a TV commercial
that you have both witnessed and ask what they think about the
issue first. If you can listen without overreacting or judging,
they will listen when it is your turn to talk. You'll have plenty
of time to state your own opinions calmly and give your girls
clear information on your values.
It's a good idea to gather some
pamphlets, booklets or books on sexuality, health and birth control,
because your talks probably will lead to a quest for more information.
What you gather will depend on your values. School and public
libraries, bookstores, churches, health agencies and your doctor
all will be able to suggest publications.
Disciplining Your Teen
Rules & Limits
Sex & Relationships
Sex & Knowledge
Talking About Birth
Talking About HIV &
Talking About Self-Image
Talking About Puberty
Drugs & Pre-teens