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

The Basics

(For Parents of Children with Typical Development)

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

If you ever doubted the need to provide sexuality education for your child, consider the following questions that were submitted to us anonymously by 13-18 year-old teenagers. Read more.

Human Sexuality: What Children Need to Know
and When They Need to Know It

We want our children to grow up to have healthy and happy lives. For most of us, this includes wanting them to have rewarding relationships and sex lives. Read more.

What Makes It Hard to Talk about Sexuality?

For most parents, it’s not an easy thing to talk with their child about sexuality. Why do you think that’s so? Here are some of the reasons we’ve come up with. Read more.

Tips for Talking with Your Child about Sexuality

Want to make your conversations about sexuality more productive? Then we suggest you take the following tips to heart. Read more.

Tips for Talking with Your Teen about Sexuality

Want to make your conversations about sexuality more productive? Then we suggest you take the following tips to heart. Read more.

Answering Questions about Sex and Sexuality

There are five steps to answering your child’s questions about sex and sexuality. Let’s use an example to show you what we mean. Suppose you have a 12 year-old daughter who asks the question, “What does sex feel like?” Read more.

Questions Youth Ask

Worried about answering your child's questions about sex? Think you need more practice? Here's a list of questions that was gathered over the years from children and teens. If you can answer these questions, you can answer anything your child throws at you! Read more.

Responding to Behaviors and Comments

Let’s take a look at how to respond to behaviors and comments that seem sexual in nature. There are six steps to follow. Read more.

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