Tips for Parents During National Family Sexuality Education Month

Twin Falls, ID, September 15, 2014 --( Stanton Healthcare Magic Valley helps parents talk to their kids about sex and sexuality. October is National Family Sexuality Education Month and the perfect time to begin a conversation. Here are some tips:
Work Hard to Develop a Great Relationship
· The most successful method of teaching sexuality to kids is for parents to develop a safe and loving relationship with them. Can kids trust parents with their hearts and emotions? Parents should make any changes necessary to be the "go-to" adult in their children's lives.

Don't Focus on the Big Talk
· Focus on daily teachable moments. Discuss videos, music, questions raised by peers, radio commercials, billboards, books, articles and use the discussion to promote values and information on sexuality.

Parents Must Do Their Homework
· Parents want to become the trusted expert to your kids. Knowing the issues helps to establish credibility, especially when they are going to receive statistics and information from other sources, such as school and the media. Stanton Healthcare Magic Valley has a variety of brochures and pamphlets on many topics to share with Parents

Organize a Talk with Other Parents
· Connecting and collaborating with other adults is a great way to generate ideas for how to approach children. For example, Stanton Healthcare Magic Valley presents a "How to talk with kids about sexual integrity" talk to connect and help parents. Parents can organize a similar presentation, or contact Stanton Healthcare Magic Valley to present to a small group.

About Stanton Healthcare Magic Valley
Stanton Healthcare Magic Valley offers free pregnancy tests and obstetric ultrasound confirmation with complete confidentiality. We are advocates for your practical, social, financial, emotional and spiritual needs, and we will give you moral support and encouragement. Call our office at (208) 734-7472. You can also call our hotline numbers at (208) 308-7472 or (208) 308-7473 if you would like to personally speak to someone who cares about you. Learn more at
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Melissa Kennedy