3 Tips For Talking To Your Kids About Sex


3 Tips For Talking To Your Kids About Sex [EXPERT]
Having "the talk" is difficult for any parent, but using these 3 tips will make it easier.

Sooner or later you will end up on the topic of safe sex. What does it mean for you? Is it restricted in order to avoid sexually transmitted diseases and infections and unwanted pregnancy? I bet it is equally important not to collect emotional scars, such as guilt, shame or anxiety. 

You do not necessarily have to agree with your teen. However, you still can advocate your strong opinion. You might tell your child you do not agree with their decision. However, if they discard your advice and end up experimenting with sex, you could insist that your child use protection. 9 Things I Wish I Had Learned In Sex Ed

How should you explain it? It should be in a calm assertive way and with "I" messages. If you stay respectful, this teaches the teen that you can behave respectfully in the event there is a disagreement.

How to maintain the conversation from the first question to the last grandchild born? Be a confidant for your child as well as acknowledge and accept their feelings. If you do not judge, put down or blame, your child will  turn to you for advice.

Read more about my ideas about "Considerate Parenting"!

Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Zita Fekete



I am more than happy to help figuring out the causes of relationship problems. I am especially devoted to support you to gain clarity and teach practical-behavioral tools if you are struggling with manipulative partner.

Click here to get a FREE VIDEO SERIES about Emotional Manipulation.

Sign up for Short Affordable Online Training to Reveal and Override Emotional Manipulation.

Connect with me through my Newsletter.

Please feel free to send me an Email if you have question about my services!




Location: Mukilteo, WA

Credentials: MA Psychologist, Budapest, ABD PhD. Ethologist, Budapest, Licensed Mental Health Counselor WA

Specialty: Emotional Manipulation, Relationship Issues



Sound Soul Counseling Website

Sound Soul Counseling Blog

From Strings To Wings - Training, Video, Q&A about Emotional Manipulation

Location: Mukilteo, WA
Credentials: LMHC, MA
Other Articles/News by Zita Fekete:

Three Reasons We Receive Mixed Signals and One Way To Handle Them


For a brief moment, I felt petrified.  From there, it turned to deep embarrassment. What? Am I crazy? Am I stupid? Did I totally misread the signs? Up to this point, we seemed to getting closer and closer and now you declare you have a fiancée? Is this a familiar scenario? No, you are not stupid or crazy! You were most likely exposed to mixed ... Read more

6 Common Forms Of Manipulation


What people consider manipulation might be defined differently case by case. The common outcome is making the target feel seriously uncomfortable if they don't perform the will of the "operator." The different ingredients include guilt, shame or anxiety. Manipulation has a hidden agenda against straightforward communication. It has to be ... Read more

Your Relationship's New Year's Resolution Checklist


Closing the old year and starting a new one based on our achievements, career, physical or financial well being, we might also tinker about the current state of our relationship. Some people know exactly what would be desirable to change; unfortunately, some only have a hazy feeling of dissatisfaction. In my opinion, the relationship is better if there is ... Read more

See More


Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.