It also provides an opportunity to explain that there are different beliefs in the community, that people are allowed to disagree with each other, and that differing views should be respected — as long as those views are based on ethics, responsibility, justice, equality, and nonviolence. All children deserve to be wanted and loved, and parents can reinforce this message. What do you believe? Drugs, Sex, and Integrity: Every teens contract a sexually transmitted disease STD. Many teens wonder at some point whether they're gay or bisexual.
Your first talk with your teen regarding sex should not be your last!
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Keep the conversation going. Mayo Clinic Marketplace Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. What if I think I'm gay? If you don't know the answer, admit it. Leave age-appropriate articles or books about teenage sexuality around your home. Talking with Your Child About Finally, mature love and commitment can make sexual experiences much more satisfying.