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The SexEducator 23 – Talking sexuality with your parents: helping teens think about and prepare for it


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No. 23 – Spring 2013

In its number 23, the team from The SexEducator present the stakes concerning communication between parents and adolescents about sexuality. Learning activities aiming at facilitating or preparing theses “talks” are also presented.

  • Positive effects for adolescents
  • Comfort level and openness in communication about sexuality, as seen by parents and teens
  • Adolescents’ needs and parents’ roles
    • Needs of adolescents who are acquiring identities of their own
    • Parental support and authority
    • A parent who can listen and give advice, but who must also set limits
  • What hinders communication with parents
    • Issues perceived by adolescents
    • Attitudes that undermine communication
    • What facilitates communication with parents
    • Talking about sexuality? Sure, but how?

This issue of The SexEducator magazine is produced by the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Montréal, the ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and Tel-Jeunes.

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Online since: June 3, 2013
Last modification: June 3, 2013

Author: MSSS

Publication no : 13-314-02A

No. ISSN : 1718-5238

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