Heather O’Neill, coordinator for Straight Up’s Let’s Talk program, presents a series of helpful posts, resources, and articles on a regular basis for the Straight Up blog.
Before deciding to embark on the challenging task of approaching your teen with “THE TALK,” pack your tool kit with some valuable background information. These two articles tell it like it is, as well as give you hope that you can indeed have a positive impact on your teen’s well-being and choices:
“Teen and Sexual Risk Taking” – What parents need to know to handle the potential of their teen making risky decisions about sexuality, and how parents can help to decrease that possibility
“Teens, Sex and Alcohol” – How alcohol combines with sex in teen party culture to increase risks, and how parents can make a difference