According to studies conducted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the majority of teens responding to a survey, believe that parents should start talking with their kids about sex, love and relationships when their kids are 13-14. Almost one-third say the conversation should start even earlier-age 12 or younger. In fact, almost one in seven teens have sex before age 15, so having a strong history of communication about sex, love and relationships is important.
Helpful Hint for Parents
Recognize that your teens hate the “talk” as much as you do. Instead of just sitting them down for one awkward talk, start talking to them early and consistently as they get older. This will help teens feel more comfortable coming to you with questions about everything, no matter how difficult. Let them ask questions without judging and be sure to answer those questions honestly. Just because they may seem young does not mean that they can’t fall in love or wonder about sex.