You can help your son or daughter make healthy choices, including deciding to wait until marriage to have sex. 4parents.gov can help you talk to your child, pre-teen, or teen early and often about waiting to have sex, what happens as he or she grows, and other important topics.
This Web site is divided into three main parts. Each area will help you as a parent to talk with your pre-teen or teen to come up with ways to handle lots of situations:
Talking to Your Pre-Teen or Teen About Waiting How to talk. Answers to tough questions. Skills your son or daughter needs. Healthy relationships.
Sex and Risky Youth Behaviors Risks of teen sex. Birth Control. Alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and violence.
Sexual Development and Reproduction Puberty. Sexual Development. Pregnancy.
You can help your pre-teen or teen be prepared to make a healthy decision when he or she needs it most.
The Parents Speak Up National Campaign has produced "Muffinhead." This public service announcement encourages parents to talk with their kids about waiting to have sex. Click on the image below to see the PSA. If you have trouble viewing the PSA, please download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player at the Adobe Web site.