Understanding the Issue:

How Does “Talking” Help?

  • It allows kids to think about the issue and prepare for how to respond if something happens.
  • It empowers kids to establish their own body boundaries.
  • It builds trust over time & allows you and your child to learn and grow together.
  • It normalizes the subject and makes it feel less awkward over time.
  • It allows children to learn the facts from you instead of learn misinformation from their peers.
  • It teaches kids how to protect themselves now, prepare for the future and respond if something happens to them.
  • It helps them establish and uphold boundaries with other children and peers.

Talking tips:

The way you and your child talk about sex, bodies, boundaries and safe relationships will grow and evolve as your child does. The earlier we start these conversations, the more naturally and easily they will flow.