8 important steps to follow when talking to your kids about sex'
What’s the big deal?
Talking with your child about sex is important to help him develop healthy attitudes toward sex and to learn responsible sexual behaviour. Openly discussing sex with your child also allows you to provide accurate information about sex, as well as highlight the moral values and principles you want your children to follow. In addition, they need to understand the possible consequences of being sexually active -- including pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as being emotionally hurt.
Studies have also shown that kids who feel they can communicate with their parents about sex are more likely to delay the age of first intercourse, and decrease the number of sexual partners in comparison to kids who do not feel they can talk with their parents about the subject.