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Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Talk to Teens About Sex

  • Look for openings. A TV news story about teenage pregnancy can segue into a more personal discussion of sexual issues.

  • Make the first move. It's better to broach the subject of sexuality yourself, rather than waiting for an adolescent to seek you out. If the child has questions, you want the answers to come from a caring adult, and not from the child's peers.

  • Talk to other parents. Talking to parents who have already raised teenagers can often produce suggestions that will help you with your own kids.