At iwannaknow, we aim to give parents the tools they need to teach their children about sexual health.
Sexual health is not just about sex–it includes the roles, behaviors, and values people associate with being a man or a woman. Educating a child about sexual health is an important part of their healthy development. Their early understanding of sex, love, intimacy, and their sexuality can help mold their values, behavior, and even their self-image, for a lifetime.
Does your child feel it’s ok to talk with you about sex and sexual health?
If not, have you thought about who will answer your child’s questions? Only you can tell your child that it’s okay to ask you questions. You want to become askable! After all, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. Loving and caring parents actively discover a child’s needs for information and then find ways to fill those needs. Even adolescents in their mid-teens are still learning from you.
Here are some traits of an askable parent. Which phrases describe you?
Children are more likely to talk to an approachable parent. If you think the traits above describe you, then you are very askable.