For Parents.

Planned Parenthood believes that parents or guardians should be their children’s primary sexuality educators. Parents and guardians know their own children better than anyone else and children need to have discussions about sexuality in the context of their family’s values. Studies also confirm that children want their parents to talk with them about sexuality.

Talking with our children about sex and sexuality can be a difficult task.

Many parents never had the opportunity to discuss these topics openly with their parents, so they have no role models when it comes to talking with their own children about sexuality. Other parents may fear that discussing these issues with their children will only increase their child’s curiosity and lead to more sexualized behavior.