Jul 13 / Simcha

How to Talk to Your Pre-Teen about Sex (L. Steinberg)

The following posting includes selections from Part 2 of psychologist and social sociologist Laurence Steinberg’s article in Psychology Today (Feb. 2011), that urges parents to talk to their teens about sex before they become sexually active.  Part 1 offered some explanations why parents are reluctant to speak about sex.

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How can parents overcome their own hesitations and their young adolescent’s resistance? Here are some suggestions:

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Jul 13 / Simcha

Why Parents are Reluctant to Speak about Sex (L. Steinberg)

Psychologist, professor and social sociologist Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned expert on the psychological development of adolescents. Steinberg urges parents to talk to their teens about sex before they become sexually active.

I include here his article on the subject that appeared Psychology Today (Feb. 2011),  in two separate postings. Part 1 examines why parents are reluctant to speak about sex.  Part 2 will look at how parents can overcome their own hesitations (and their young adolescent’s resistance) to talk to their young adolescent about sex.

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