Dr. Karen Rayne provides advice to parents on how to educate their children and teenagers about sex and sexuality. Karen’s knowledge about adolescent development and education provides her with a solid background for guiding parents through these tricky conversations. She also occasionally moonlights as a sex educator for the children and teenagers themselves. Karen writes the blog Adolescent Sexuality.
Parents and teachers need to have lots of difficult conversations about sex with their teens, where the “right” answer isn’t clear.
Stop talking! Start listening! Know yourself first — and seven other suggestions for parents who know they need to talk about sex with their teens.