Turn to the Experts

You have a comfort zone when it comes to answering questions about sex, and it’s okay to stay inside of it as long as you direct your child to resources––such as another adult or a book––that gets them the information they need. It comes down to only asking as much as you’re willing to know, and that requires knowledge of your own emotional boundaries. What you can’t share easily, someone else sometimes can, so turn to pediatricians, school counselors, or a social worker to ensure your child can make informed decisions about sex.

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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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