The Sex Conversation

Yes, you are normal. That’s the first thing your child needs to hear out of your mouth when they come to you with their puberty and sex questions. Create a zero shame zone and let them know that it’s totally normal to have sexual urges and thoughts about other people. It’s also totally normal to NOT have sexual urges and thoughts. Every person is different. Never make your child feel badly as they try to figure out their world and their place in it. They need to be able to trust you and know you’re a solid non-judgmental source for information.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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