Dealing with your daughter's sexuality

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Dealing with your daughter's sexuality

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One of those big questions that parents always are concerned about is the s-e-x question, particularly with their daughters. The most important thing is realize that parents you are far more influential on your daughter’s choices of sex than you ever give yourself credit for. Start the talks early about sex, but it’s not one big dong long marathon. It’s quick little chats along the way. What you really are looking for is an openness so your child feels comfortable coming to you. Second of all, talk. Respect. Talk values. Talk loyalty. Talk commitment. In the end that’s what your daughter is really hoping to need and to be able to make good choices out there with dates. Talk more about her inside qualities than her outside qualities. “I love the kind heart you are.” “I love how respectful you are.” Find like-minded other parents who have similar values to you. Because what in the end you will discover is that your child now is going to be making healthier choices. And above all else, there is one more message that’s the most important. No means no, and you should expect always to be respected. You put all those pieces together and you’re going to have a daughter who is more likely to make good, safe choices out there.

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Educational Psychologist

Michele Borba, EdD is a Today Show contributor and recipient of the National Educator Award. She is recognized for her practical, solution-based parenting strategies and is an expert of bullying. Michele is the author of 22 books including Building Moral Intelligence and No More Misbehavin’. She appears as an expert on shows such as Dr. Phil, The View, and CNN and is an advisory board member for Parentsmagazine. 

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