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Talking With Your Child About Sexual Health

Talk SexWhy parents need to teach their children about sexuality

  • Children are curious about sexuality.
  • Children see things around them that are confusing. As children grow, they learn about sexuality from many sources including friends, TV movies, Internet, videos and school.
  • When you welcome their questions, children learn that they can come to you when something is confusing instead of turning to sources that may not give accurate or caring answers.
  • Children need direction to learn what is acceptable and unacceptable sexual behaviour.
  • Children need to learn their family and cultural values.