Talk soon, talk often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex
July 12, 2011 | Posted by Adam
As a parent you will answer thousands of questions but the ones about sexuality and relationships are often the most challenging to answer. Some parents can be so worried about giving an absolutely perfect answer that they end up saying nothing at all.
You and your family are the most important source of sexuality and relationship information for your children. More than anyone else, you will lay the foundations for well adjusted, confident and healthy children who go on to experience positive relationships.
So what is the best way to handle these very important questions? It’s simple - talking a little and often makes a positive difference to your child’s sexual health.
In response to advice that parents needed support in their role as the primary sex educators of their children, WA Health has developed Talk Soon Talk Often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex.
This free resource has been developed to help parents initiate regular and relaxed conversations with their children about sexuality and relationships.
Talk Soon Talk Often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex (PDF 2.25MB)
We have also developed a one-page tip sheet outlining the key concepts and facts that strengthen sexual health education within families.
Tip sheet (PDF 65.6KB)