As we have been chatting about, the youth years can be very stressful and confusing, and add the topic of sex into the equation; look out brain, emotions, feelings, hormones, a whole lot coming at you from many angles!! Yes, the educational system is doing their part, and the media is certainly doing their part of misinforming, and your kids peers are also adding sexual information that can be way off base. As parents it is your responsibility, to offer sex education at home. This can help connect the dots and answer some confusion or unanswered questions from the classroom. Of course this may be difficult and awkward for many of you, however, this conversation can lead to a lifetime of healthy sexual decision making for your teenager, isn't the outcome worth your sacrifice? Here are some helpful suggestions for you to make this time with your youth successfull.
Common topics that may come up for conversation are :
Talking with your teen about sex. American Academy of Pediatrics. http://patiented.aap.org/content.aspx?aid=5059. Accessed Nov. 1, 2011.
Coach Anthony Fazzary
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