Sex and relationships

It is widely reported that teenagers becoming parents is on the increase and this concerns many parents when their teenagers start to explore relationships. There are no hard and fast rules on parenting a teenager and it is important to keep the conversation of sex and relationships open and ongoing throughout these years. Our section on sex and relationships has a wealth of information from talking to your teenager about sex and relationships to teenage pregnancy and puberty and disabled teenagers. Our articles are full of advice and information.  

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Most teenagers develop strong feelings for someone at some point.  It may be someone within their social circle, or slightly outside it – a...
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As a parent it may not seem obvious that talking to your teenager about consent is necessary, but there are many reasons why it’s important to m...
teenagers having sex
Young people are learning about sex and relationships, not only from you, their parents, but from TV and films, online, and their friends. They need a...
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It isn’t a case of if a young person will be exposed to pornography but when, according to The Sexualisation of Children, a government repo...
coming out
Many young lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people have negative experiences when they reveal their sexual orientation to their parents so it is ...
abusive relationships
It is important that young people and their parents know that abuse in relationships is not normal or acceptable – if you suspect your child is ...
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teenage pregnancy
It’s certainly a huge shock to find out that your teenage daughter is pregnant, or your son is about to become a dad. You may well feel angry or...

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