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Sexual Health
A Guide for Parents of Children Age 0-6

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As a parent or caregiver, you are your child's first and best teacher of his sexual health. From the moment of birth, children learn about love, touch, and relationships. Children learn about sexuality through example when their parents talk to them, dress them, show affection, play with them, and teach them the names of body parts.

As they grow, children continue to receive messages about sexual behaviours, attitudes, and values.

Why parents need to teach their children about sexuality:

Tips For Talking To Your Children

There are many sexual behaviours that are common among children. Not all children do these things. It is normal if they do and normal if they don't.

Birth to age two children may:

Ages three and four children may:

Ages five and six children may: