Talking with Teens
Teens and Parents Talking:
Research confirms what young people already know—what their parents have to say matters to teens. That's why parents play a powerful role in helping adolescents make healthy decisions about sex, sexuality, and relationships. But if you think talking to your son or daughter about sex is tough, or it makes you nervous, know that you're not alone. Lots of other parents feel the same way. MORE »
Talking about sex, sexuality, and relationships can pave the way for conversations on related topics ... and vice versa. Teens face many pressures, including those related to using alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, and more.
Don't try to tackle THE TALK! It isn't a one-time conversation. Instead, use everyday occurrences to jump start conversations with your teen.