Sex. Sex. Sex. Am I making you feel awkward right now? Think about how your child feels when asking you about the “S” bomb; that is, if they ever had. Who cares if they haven’t? Start the conversation. Make sure to be honest, open, and resilient to cutting your child off. Even if they don’t want to hear about it, it’s important to plant the seed. By doing so, they’ll know to come to you on their own time. Thenationalcampaign.org offers a variety of tips on how to talk to your children early and often about sex, while being specific at the same time. A couple of questions to be aware of is the following:
• How they’ll know if they’re in love
• If sex will make them closer to their girlfriend/boyfriend
• If they should wait until marriage
• How contraception works
• Which method to use
• When they are ready to have sex
If you feel as if your teen has been too promiscuous in their behavior and has a problem, contact you might need to consider some additional help. Schools like New Creations offer a variety of guidance and help for teens, providing them with scripture and 24/7 supervision. If you have any questions, visit www.newcreationsboardingschools.com, where professional assistance is available at your convenience.