Talking to Your Teen About Sex and Sexuality

Lesson Details

Your child’s sexuality is part of their identity, and it’s important to talk about it. We know it can be uncomfortable to talk about sex and sexuality with your child, and we also know how important it is to support their confidence and positive and meaningful relationships. This course is designed to help you have these difficult and important conversations and help you and your child be sex positive - embracing that sexuality is a part of humanity. We will talk about:

  • Stepping out of the comfort zone
  • Supporting your child’s identity and relationships
  • Consent
  • Safety and Assault

Course Lessons

Your child’s sexuality is part of their identity, and it’s important to talk about it. We know it can be uncomfortable to talk about sex and sexuality with your child, and we also know how important it is to support their confidence and positive and meaningful relationships. This course is designed to help you have these difficult and important conversations and help you and your child be sex positive – embracing that sexuality is a part of humanity. We will talk about:

  • Stepping out of the comfort zone
  • Supporting your child’s identity and relationships
  • Consent
  • Safety and Assault

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Lesson Details

  • Does the idea of talking with your child about sexual orientation feel difficult or even a little scary?
  • Are you confused about the changing ways that many in our society see these issues?
  • Feeling the need for some guidance about how to support your child?

The issues of sexual orientation can be daunting for both kids and parents. Your child will look to you for guidance about how to feel and act. This class will help you prepare for an open, ongoing dialogue with your child or teen that is candid, authentic and supportive. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Recognize key issues and biases related to sexual orientation for your child and for yourself
  • Apply listening and talking strategies that help your child feel safe enough to express their true thoughts and feelings
  • Apply approaches that will support your child’s positive thoughts and feelings about themselves

Course Lessons

  • Does the idea of talking with your child about sexual orientation feel difficult or even a little scary?
  • Are you confused about the changing ways that many in our society see these issues?
  • Feeling the need for some guidance about how to support your child?

The issues of sexual orientation can be daunting for both kids and parents. Your child will look to you for guidance about how to feel and act. This class will help you prepare for an open, ongoing dialogue with your child or teen that is candid, authentic and supportive. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Recognize key issues and biases related to sexual orientation for your child and for yourself
  • Apply listening and talking strategies that help your child feel safe enough to express their true thoughts and feelings
  • Apply approaches that will support your child’s positive thoughts and feelings about themselves