Deepen the Conversation
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- Sex, gender, and body image by Common Sense Media
- Talking with boys about sex by Advocates for Youth.
- Ten tips for parents of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender child by Advocates for Youth
- Transgender people or Personas transexuales by KidsHealth
- Reconocimiento de la diversidad sexual e identidades de género en el Caribe by Caribe Afirmativo
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- 10 tips for talking about the facts of life or 10 consejos para conversar con su adolescente sobre conocimientos básicos de sexo by Advocates for Youth
As children are exposed to new ideas and experiences, it can be hard to know what to say. Nobody has all of the answers; what is most important is to keep your conversations going. The discussions are about more than just sex — they are about puberty, changes in bodies, sexual desires versus sexual actions, and knowing and understanding healthy sexuality. Conversations about it should be about aspects of sexuality that are not sexual, as well.
The questions then becomes, what is your role as a parent in that process? The stages of healthy sexuality listed in this section will help you navigate that role as your children go through this learning process so they can better understand what healthy sexuality looks like.