Nurse’s Corner: Why should you get involved in your child’s sex education?

Here are five good reasons

  1. To establish a relationship of trust between you.
  2. To make sure they know they can talk to you openly about sex.
  3. To make it easier to talk about sexuality when they are teenagers.
  4. To decrease the sometimes negative influence of friends,the media or the Internet.
  5. And above all, because your words and actions can have an influence on their sexuality.

 

How can you get invloved

  • Discuss the topic with your children. Listen to them and share your opinion. A relationship of openness and mutual respect.
  • Talk to your child about what you experienced as a pre-teen.
  • Encourage your child to ask you questions.
  • Take every opportunity you have to start a discussion with your children about love, friendship and sexuality.

Resources

 

Heidi Pallett

School Nurse, CLSC Huntingdon

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