Talking To Your Kids About Sex

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Parents who talk to their kids about sex: Set up a channel of communication that can be essential later, when many teens and young adults start having real-life questions about sex, dating, and relationships Protect their kids from being exploited in relationships and sexually Instill values about sex that are healthier than the values the culture teaches Provide context so kids understand when sexual activity is appropriate and when it is inappropriate Don't worry, you don't have to do it alone! This education pack will do most of the job for you! We know it's uncomfortable. We know that kids clam up when paretns bring up the topic of sex. We've created a product that works anyway! And we urge you to get started and here's why: Elementary-aged children hear about sex from age-mates, often as early as 2nd grade. 75% of 5th grade students know something about sex and much of the information is incorrect. Healthy attitudes about sex are learned and they are learned early. Most kids want to know what their parents think about sex and sexuality but don’t believe their parents are open to talking about it so they avoid the topic, like everyone else. Over 80% of 8-16 year-old children have viewed porn online. They have no idea what to make of those porn images. Between 20-30% of middle school youth are sexually active and by the time they are in high school 46% report they have had sexual intercourse. Teens and young adults are woefully unprepared for real-life sex.   You may be thinking, “My child is young. He/she won’t be sexually active for a long time!”  That may be true. However, kids benefit from getting sound information from parents and other trusted sources. Matter of fact, your child has already picked up a lot of information about bodies, sexuality, and relationships. He/she has learned from many sources, including school, TV (and other media), friends, internet sites, and you, his or her parent. Some of the messages your child is learning about sex are downright wrong while other pieces of informaiton may be accurate. There are likely gaps in your in your child's understanding. Help fill in the gaps so your child doesn't come to harm from her/his lack of understanding. Consider the drawing below. Gaps in understanding and skills exist as you can see - between the blue boxes below: We know YOU want...

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