The discussion can be good for both parent and child and can generate increased
trust.Be open. Be honest. Know the science. Do not go into detail
about your own sex life (they don't want or need to know). Let them ask
questions and take the lead once you open the door. Once begun, the discussion
may flow over several weeks and months.Don't wait until they
are older (they will be less open). Use one of your good times together (a
walk, a favorite food run, whatever) to initiate the discussion.Let
them know that far from being "dirty" or "evil" it is a
wonderful part of life if kept in the context God intended. That you love them
and want the best for them.Listen a lot.
What ya tolerate is what they are entitled to do.
However, I understand that a bill will be introduced in the Utah House of
Representatives next January that will require parents to obtain prior approval
of anything they wish to say to their teens. Approval will be granted or denied
by the Eagle Forum and Gayle Ruzika.
So parents, be open about it. Sex isn't dirty, and even if you think it is
there's a possibility they're going to do it anyway. Your teens need
information about making wise choices for themselves.