The question was meant to be rhetorical, a springboard from which to lecture on the subject, but a sixth grader spontaneously blurted out his answer. The young man was surprised when his comment received laughter and grateful applause from many of the parents in the room. Was he aware what a relief it would be for parents if all teenagers had this attitude? Does he know the agony parents suffer over teenage sexuality?
Talking Sex In Therapy With Teens - Tribeca Therapy
This fact sheet offers practical actions for parents to help strengthen their efforts to engage positively with their teens and to have meaningful discussions with them about sex. This information complements other available parent resources by emphasizing the importance of talking with teens about sex and healthy relationships. Parenting a teen is not always easy. Talking with teens about sex-related topics, including healthy relationships and the prevention of HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases STDs , and pregnancy, is a positive parenting practice that has been widely researched.
Caroline Miller. Talking to teenagers about sex has to be the most potentially embarrassing challenge of parenting — for both parents and kids. As a result, there is very little conversation about it in many families, even though teenagers are sexually active at younger and younger ages.
Our team is safe and well and working via phone and video conference. Send us an email matt tribecatherapy. In our therapy with teens , we often notice that the rhetoric out there is that teenagers can make bad decisions about sex among other things because adolescent brains are a mess.