Many of us don’t talk to our kids about sex because we’re afraid that it will encourage them to experiment. Actually studies show the opposite – adolescents who are the best informed about sexuality are the most likely to postpone sex and avoid risky behaviour. So talk to your kids about sexuality and do not shy away from sharing your values. Explain your beliefs and your reasons for them, without forcing them onto your child (because we all know what happens when you try to force a teenager to take your point of view). Be an askable parent – someone whom your child can have a safe, non-judgemental, open conversation with about sex and sexuality.
Here are a few pictures from a wonderful book by Filipina college lecturer and development worker Pammy Godoy, who got pregnant at 17 and rose above her mistakes to raise awareness of sexuality education around the country. Please share this article with your teenage children.
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