Be A Parent.
Not A Grandparent.

Teen pregnancy in greater Milwaukee is a serious problem and while Milwaukee is making gains, education on this topic cannot stop. Conversations with youth about sexuality are sometimes difficult ones to start. As a parent or guardian you have one of the most influential roles in your child’s life. Talking about sex with your child sounds awkward and strange, but your decisions to do so will greatly help your child make healthy decisions about sex and relationships later in life.

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  • Start talking before they ask questions.
  • Share your thoughts & values.  Express that loving relationships are the best part of intimacy.
  • Start early.
  • Reassure your kids that they can talk to you about anything.  Then you have to be open so they aren’t afraid to tell you something later.
  • Coach them on how to get out of risky situations & let them know you’d rather them ask for help than not ask because they think you’ll be mad
  • Use teachable moments to start a conversation.
  • Be an example.
  • Stay involved, even through their “I’m too cool for family” stage.
  • Find an adult that you trust to talk to your teenager if they are too uncomfortable to talk to you.