Wellness and Sexual Health: For Parents
Nationwide surveys confirm that parents are by far the most influential when it comes to making decisions about sex. Right here, right now, you can find many helpful ideas about how to talk to your children about sex. You'll also find the latest facts on teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and current research.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to help your children make the healthiest decisions concerning sexual activity. Let us help you help the youth in your life.
Parental connectedness, support, and monitoring, along with parent/ child communication, have been found to be associated with reduced sexual risk behaviors among adolescents. Furthermore, nationwide surveys of adolescents confirm that parents are by far the most influential when it comes to making decisions about sex. The Let’s Talk handouts included in curriculum summarize each of the student lessons, offering talking points for you and your teen to openly discuss wellness and sexual health topics.
- Youth risk behavior survey fact sheets (2013)
- Youth sexual behaviors
- Adolescent health information for parents