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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