Follow these tips when discussing sex with your kids, and you’ll help them make wise choices.
1. Don’t panic. If events in the media or real life push the topic up front, don’t overreact.
2. Don’t lecture. Rather, ask questions to gauge attitudes.
3. Ditch the Talk. One quick, awkward chat won’t do. Start a conversation instead.
4. Communicate your values. Kids need to know parents’ beliefs.
5. Pay attention to the media children consume. Your influence matters, but know what you’re up against.