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Talking to teenagers about s-e-x

May 9th, 2013

“Surveys indicate that four out of five teenagers rarely talk to their parents about sex.”

That’s not a surprise to anyone.

“Yet most indicate they would like to do so. One of the surveys asked, ‘Whom would you most like to talk to you about sex: teacher, counselor, minister, friends, parents?’ The majority responded, ‘My parents.'”

That does surprise me!

“Whose job is it to begin the discussion of sex? Most parents have been mistaken idea that ‘if my son wants to talk to me about sex, he will ask.’ Actually, she won’t… if a parent who is waiting for his teenager to bring up the subject really understood the conflict going on in his youngster, he would force himself to open the conversational door.”

Here are some questions you can use to open the conversational door:

– Do any of your friends have boyfriends/girlfriends? What do you think of that?

– Do you know anyone at school who is promiscuous? What do you think of that?

– What does the school teach about STDs (Sexual Transmitted Diseases)? What do you know about them? Do you know the one guarantee method to avoid STD?

(Quotes taken from Sex Education is for the Family by Tim LaHaye)


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