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Family Life: Lets talk about sex.

In their book Whatever! A down-to-earth guide to parenting teenagers (Piatkus, pounds 12.99), Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock have this advice: n Talk to your young people about sex as, and when opportunities arise, eg. seeing a pregnant woman or new baby in the street, or stories in the media.

n Answer the questions young

people ask. n If they never ask, it could be because they are embarrassed so try general questions to find out if they want to know more.

n Don't leave sexual education entirely to the school.

n Ensure they have a strong sense of self-worth in a relationship so they can ensure a sexual relationship only proceeds when they are ready.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Dec 13, 2005
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