As parents, we work hard to make sure that our kids are developing appropriately on all fronts but often with the exception of their sexuality. When we minimize this integral part of being human, it puts our kids at risk for significant problems. The best mentors for kid's sexual health and well-being are parents. Without a strong support system, kids will turn elsewhere for sex related information. Talking about sex and sexuality is the missing link to prevent a whole bunch of problems later in life. Low self-esteem, depression, guilt, body-image issues, increased risk of sexual abuse are just a few of the long- term problems. When we create a safe and open space for our children, we give them a place to foster and thrive and to navigate through the choices and challenges they face. This in turn encourages healthy decisions and acting responsibly. It truly takes a village of positive role models and it starts in the home.
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