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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Estimated read: 10 minutes  When young people start dating, it can be a difficult time for parents as they try to establish how much interest to...
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Estimated read: 8 minutes  As a parent it may not seem obvious that talking to your teenager about consent is necessary, but there are many reas...
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Estimated read: 9 minutes Parenting teens can be tough with many bumps in the road. There can be times when you will need to have conversations with ...
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Estimated read: 11 minutes  It isn’t a case of if a young person will be exposed to pornography but when. According to research commission...
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Estimated read: 6 minutes  Many young lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people have negative experiences when they reveal their sexual orien...
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Estimated read: 11 minutes  It is important that young people and their parents know that abuse in relationships is not normal or acceptable.&nb...
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Estimated read: 6 minutes  Most teenagers develop strong feelings for someone at some point.  It may be someone within their social circle,...
teenage pregnancy
Estimated read: 8 minutes  It’s certainly a huge shock to find out that your teenage daughter is pregnant, or your son is about to become ...
teens and sex
Estimated read: 7 minutes  Most parents find it difficult to talk directly to their children about sex and therefore, children may be left to pi...

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