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Parents Have a Big Influence

Research shows that parents have a lot of power and influence when it comes to their children and sexuality.  Here, you can learn more about how you can exercise that influence.

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

Learn how parents can encourage healthy sexual development at any age

 

Find out about child sexual development.
Understanding the stages of child sexual development helps parents 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 parents can monitor their children's activities, without being "overprotective"