Let’s Talk Month Urges Parents to Talk to Their Children – It Can Change Their Lives

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Let’s Talk Month Urges Parents to Talk to Their Children – It Can Change Their Lives

October 19, 2018
A mother and daughter in bed, talking

Adolescence can be tough. A constant driver in a young person’s life, peer pressure can often lead to uninformed decisions. Parents are in a unique position to talk to their children about issues that can have significant life consequences. Recognizing this, we launched Let’s Talk Month, a national public education campaign celebrated in October to encourage meaningful communication about sex, love, and relationships between parents and their kids.

Talking about sensitive issues can help parents better understand what is going on in their children’s lives, and the pressures they encounter daily. If you worry your child doesn’t listen or think they don’t value your opinion, you’re probably wrong. We conducted a survey that showed that the majority of teens say parents have the most influence on their decisions about sex.

a graph of answers to the question, "who most influences your decisions about sex?"

For parents uncomfortable talking about sex, love, and relationships with their children, we’ve created a variety of supporting materials to help, including speaking prompts and videos. The materials feature young people discussing why talking is important and what they want to hear from the trusted adults in their lives. To learn more about these important tools for Let’s Talk Month, please go here.

Start early. Talk often.