Talking about sex with your teen

Sheila Kamen, PsyD Psychologist & Sex Therapist, shares advice for parents on the best way to discuss sex with your preteen and teenage child
Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Sex
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Talking about sex with your teen

Comment
654
Like
654
Transcription: 
When parents are considering talking to their teens and preteens about sex, it's important to remember that you should be having this conversation openly and honestly and often. Hopefully, you've been having conversations about sex in earlier years of their life. If you haven't, it's never too late to start. If you feel awkward or uncomfortable, which many parents do, it's okay to just let your teen know. "This is a difficult topic for me. It's hard for me to talk about it, but it's really important. I'm going to work through my feelings around it." If you don't have answers to questions, it's also okay to say, "I don't know the answer to that, but it's important that we get the answer. I'll get back to your or we can look it up together." Just remember that your teens want to know your values about sex. They do want to know what you think that sex is okay or not okay for them. They may need help in deciding, when the right time is for them. Nobody is more important than a parent to share that information with them.

Sheila Kamen, PsyD Psychologist & Sex Therapist, shares advice for parents on the best way to discuss sex with your preteen and teenage child

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Sheila Kamen, PsyD

Psychologist & Sex Therapist

Sheila Kamen works with individuals and couples in La Jolla, California.  She works with individuals and couples as a coach and therapist. She specializes in couples therapy, sex therapy, and relationship coaching. She also offers premarital and family building counseling. While she no longer works with children, she does help parents with issues related to children.  Sheila lives in San Diego. 

More Parenting Videos from Sheila Kamen, PsyD >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter