Sexuality Resource Center for Parents: Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Teaching Children about Human Sexuality



When a President Brags about Sexual Assault

"You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful – I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab 'em by the pussy. You can do anything."

Every cloud, no matter how dark and ominous it is, has a silver lining. When U.S. President Donald Trump uttered those words, he also created the opportunity for parents to talk with their children about consent and respect. For older children and teens, his words are also an entryway into discussions about misogyny and what constitutes sexual assault. The most powerful person in the world may have gotten away with something but that doesn't make it right. And it's not something you want your child to admire or emulate.

President Trump has, unintentionally, created an incredible "teachable moment" for all parents. Don't let it slip away. To find out more about teachable moments and to learn other tips for talking with your child about sexuality, click on the appropriate link below:

Tips for Talking with Your Child about Sexuality (for parents of children with typical development and for parents of children with physical disabilities)

Tips for Talking with Your Teen about Sexuality (for parents of teenagers with typical development and for parents of teenagers with physical disabilities)

Tips for Talking with Your Child about Sexuality (for parents of children with developmental disabilities)


Welcome to Sexuality Resource Center for Parents!

The very fact that you're here tells us that you want to do a better job when it comes to teaching your child about human sexuality, and we congratulate you for taking this big step.

We're guessing that you came here for one of three reasons...

1. You need help answering your child's questions about sex and sexuality.

2. You don't know how to respond to comments and behaviors that seem sexual in nature.

3. You want to be pro-active in getting this thing right, and so you've come here before either of the first two things happen.

No matter the reason, we're here to help. We'll start by laying the groundwork in "For All Parents." You'll be surprised at how much easier your job will be just by knowing the facts.

Once you're armed with the necessary background information, we're going to send you off in all different directions. Not all parents face the same problems, and we wouldn't be fooling anybody if we said they did. That's why you'll have to decide your next step when you reach "For Some Parents."

And then comes the sweet part. You'll soon be so knowledgeable about human sexuality and so adept at handling whatever curveball your child throws you, that it would be a waste of your talent if you didn't help other parents. And that's why we've created "Parents Helping Parents."

Go ahead, get started. No time like the present to make a difference in your child's life. A big difference.

For All Parents

This is the place where you should start.

There are certain things that all parents need to know about human sexuality, and it's probably best to know these things before you start answering your child's questions about sex or responding to their behaviors that seem sexual in nature. For example, did you know that it's completely normal for 5-year-olds to engage in "sex play"? And that how you respond to this kind of behavior can greatly influence the way your child views their sexuality?

Feeling a little panicked right about now? No need... we've got you covered. We're about to tell you the things that all parents need to know, and all you have to do is click on the link below to get started.

For All Parents

For Some Parents

Now that you've read the background articles for all parents, it's time for us to admit that we can't be all things to all people. But that doesn't mean we can't be some things to some parents. And by some parents, we mean parents of children with typical development, parents of children with developmental disabilities, and parents of children with physical disabilities. There is a wealth of information on this website, but there's no need to waste your time sorting through the information that doesn't apply to you. If you're ready to dig deeper, then dig intelligently by choosing the link below that best suits your needs.

For Parents of Children with Typical Development
For Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities
For Parents of Children with Physical Disabilities

Parents Helping Parents

We are a small staff, a very small staff, and consequently we're unable to help you out if you've got a situation you just don't know how to handle. But that doesn't mean there aren't experts out there who can help you, and by experts we mean other readers – readers who have already experienced the same or similar problems with their own children and have dealt with them successfully. And that's why we're so happy to provide a space where you can pose your problems, concerns, and situations, and where other parents can weigh in with their suggestions and solutions. We call our forum "Parents Helping Parents," and it's just one click away for any parent needing help or any parent willing to help.

Parents Helping Parents

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