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Adults Have a Big Influence

Research shows that adults can influence healthy sexuality.  Here are some ways. 

Start talking early. 
The earlier communication starts, the better.  But it's never too late to start.

Learn how to encourage healthy sexual development at any age

 

Find out about child sexual development.
Understanding the stages of child sexual development helps us know what to expect and how to provide support to help children develop into sexually healthy adults. 

Learn about child sexual development

 

Monitor your child.
Parental monitoring means providing ongoing supervision, along with rules and expectations.

Learn how to monitor children's activities, without being "overprotective"

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