When it comes to talking about sex and relationships, you are your child’s best teacher.

Why this works

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We know kids are curious! Research shows that having a trusted adult to talk to can help young people develop self-esteem, have healthy relationships, and make informed decisions.

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Lots of parents aren’t sure exactly what to say- that’s normal! Here we’ll give you some ideas, but remember, you are the expert on your child and your family.

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Script: 5 steps to better chats with your kid

We teach an easy to follow 5 step process on how to prepare or respond to a question you want your child to know. These templates can be used for almost any topic.

Respond to a question

  1. 1. Validate

    When answering a direct question validate your child. This is your "door opener" to reinforce the act of question-asking. We want to reassure that asking is ok and build their self-esteem.

  2. 2. Clarify/confirm

    Get more information. Sometimes we don't realize how simple the question is, so clarify the details to get at the source of the question. It may be simpler than you think!

  3. 3. Share a fact

    Share accurate information. If you don't know a fact, that's ok! Our tool will help guide you to more information.

  4. 4. Share a feeling

    This is a chance to role model for your child how to talk about their feelings. This won't come up with every question, but practice sharing your reaction or emotion when it feels right.

  5. 5. Share a value

    Share your beliefs. This is the "why" behind the "what?" Sometimes this may overlap with the feeling, but only you can share this personal and important information with your child.

Start a conversation

  1. 1. Opening statement

    This will help you get the conversation started.

  2. 2. Invite participation

    Get more information. Maybe your child already has thoughts or exposure to the topic you’re bringing up, check to see what they already know.

  3. 3. Share a fact

    Share accurate information. If you don't know a fact, that's ok! Our tool will help guide you to more information.

  4. 4. Share a feeling

    This is a chance to role model for your child how to talk about their feelings. This won't come up with every question, but practice sharing your reaction or emotion when it feels right.

  5. 5. Share a value

    Share your beliefs. This is the "why" behind the "what?" Sometimes this may overlap with the feeling, but only you can share this personal and important information with your child.