AWARE PARENTS TEACH SEX BEST
* Practice the behaviors which you would like your children to adopt.
*Take the initiative for bringing up sexuality issues. (Just because they don't come to you with questions does not mean they don't have questions.)
*Help your child delay engaging in sexual activity by giving them accurate information about sex and relationships.
*It's OK not to feel totally comfortable when talking about sex. Tell them if you feel uncomfortable but that it's too important not to discuss.
*Be as honest as possible. Make sure what you are saying is not a myth or misinformation. Admit it if you don't know an answer...and look it up together.
*After answering a question, ask the child if you have answered their question.
*Ask the child's opinion and feeling and then LISTEN to their response.
*Look for teachable moments each day. Ensure that if your children do start engaging in sexual activity they use the safest methods of protection.
*Sex education without family values is worthless. Children need to know what you believe and why.
*Provide your children with the names and numbers of people and places that they may contact for more information or if they need help.