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The Essentials of Talking to Children about Sex

Almost every parent faces some potentially embarrassing conversations with their child about sex. The good news is that these conversations pose no risk to the child. If done right, talking to your child about sex can protect them from being hurt or having an unhealthy view of sex and/or themselves later in life. So how do you know what, how, and when to tell your children about sex?

Why Children Explore Their Bodies

Many parents have discovered their young children — whether boys or girls, whether nearing adolescence or still toddlers — touching their genitals. And these children aren’t just checking out their private [more…]

How to Handle Children's “Playing Doctor”

Although many parents buy children a toy doctor’s kit, most don’t do so expecting their children to play “doctor” — also known as “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.” So imagine walking into the [more…]

How to Answer Children’s Questions about Sex

If you’re a parent, or if you hang around kids long enough, at some point you will be asked a question pertaining to sex. Many adults panic when confronted with such questions. Right away, they think that [more…]

Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children

Child abuse certainly does exist and, as a parent or guardian, you have a duty to protect your child. A report issued by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States [more…]

What to Do If Your Child Interrupts You during Sex

How should parents handle it when a child walks in on them in the middle of sexual intercourse? First, don’t worry too much about the time your child accidentally catches you making love. This situation [more…]

How to Protect Your Children from Sex in the Media

Counselors and teachers find that children demonstrate sexual behavior much more frequently now than they ever did before. The reason for this is simple: Children today see so much more sex in the media [more…]

How to Protect Your Children from Internet Porn

Porn sites are all over the Internet and, unfortunately, kids are certainly smarter than adults are about computers. The good news is that all the major commercial online services provide tools for parental [more…]

How to Warn Children about Strangers

Talking to your children about strangers can be almost as hard as talking about sex. The tricky part is that you want your children to recognize the dangers posed by strangers, without being so scared [more…]

How to Talk About Sex with Older Children

No matter how much you enjoy talking to your kids, having “the talk” about sex with your older children can be nerve-wracking. For the sex ed conversation to be most effective, it needs to be heart-to-heart [more…]

What Not to Say to Children about Sex

Parents can make all kinds of mistakes, but they may not realize the seriousness of the mistakes having to do with sex. Try to analyze your behavior around your children from their point of view. You communicate [more…]

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