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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    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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    The Facts on Teenagers and Intimate Partner Violence

    Dating violence affects women regardless of their age, but teens are particularly vulnerable. In fact, women age 16 to...

    Source: Family Violence Prevention Fund
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Making Schools Safe for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students

    School safety is a problem for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students – or for youth who don’t...

    Source: Diversity in Education Special Edition Contributor
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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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    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...