Teen Sexuality and Dating

Your little boy or girl is growing up before your very eyes, and before you know it is talking about crushes, dating, and (gasp!) sex. What is a parent to do? When do you talk with your child about the developing body and sexuality? We have collected expert articles to help you deal with the daunting task of talking about sex.

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    Parent Power: What Parents Need to Know and Do to Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy

    Before we begin... Whether they believe it or not, parents have a very important influence on whether their teenagers...

    Source: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
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    Gay-Straight Alliances

    What Are Gay-Straight Alliances? Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) are student-led school clubs for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

    Source: Diversity in Education Special Edition Contributor
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    The Sex Talk: Why Once Isn't Enough

    Despite the fretting that seems to go hand in hand with talking to children about S-E-X, it looks like what may be truly...

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    Adolescent Sexuality

    Aspects of children’s sexuality may develop during early and middle childhood, but during adolescence their sexuality...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Dating Violence Common Among Teens

    Teen life, with its fads, crushes, clashes, and breakups, seems to be a world away from abusive relationships. Yet,...

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Helping Your Wallflower Blossom

    The only thing more painful than not getting asked to prom? Watching your daughter sit home dateless when she'd rather...

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    Adolescence: The Four Questions

    Adolescence is filled with intellectual and emotional changes in addition to the major biological and physical changes...

    Source: University of Florida IFAS Extension
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    Teens and Dating

    Romantic Feelings of Teens: A Natural Process Teens face strong pressures to date, as well as get involved in a...

    Source: University of Florida IFAS Extension
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    Ten Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy

    The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has reviewed recent research about parental influences on children's...

    Source: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
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    Keeping Prom Night Safe

    In the glow of graduation, college acceptance, and teen romance, even the most sensible kids take risks they shouldn't...