Don’t let “The Talk” Leave You Tongue-tied

October 17, 2008 by  
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According to a September survey by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the majority of adolescents 12 to 19 said parents most influence their sexual decisions. On the other hand, most parents believed their children’s friends are most influential. In addition, 6 out of 10 adolescents surveyed said their parents are role models for healthy, responsible relationships. While it may cause... 

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Learn To Talk “The Talk”

August 21, 2008 by  
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“Telling children about puberty and sex might be difficult for parents,” said Melbourne child psychologist, Vicki Panaccione. It could be especially difficult for parents who feel uncomfortable dealing with sexuality, let alone discussing it with a young child. However, instead of waiting for “The Talk,” sex education should start early with open, honest communication and continue... 

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It’s Not Easy Being Teen

August 4, 2008 by  
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A lot of parents are just blown away when they discover that kids of 10 and 11 years old have heard about the issues of drugs or alcohol or sex and smoking. Children as early as 10, 11, 12 years old are well on their way to becoming cognitive thinkers. And it’s up to parents to make the adjustments to the realities. Like it or not. “We owe it to the children to make that shift,” said... 

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