Healthy Native Youth – NPAIHB
Talking to teens about sensitive topics is never easy, but it’s important to talk to them openly and honestly. Most teens say their parents or caregivers are their biggest influence when it comes to making decisions about healthy relationships. You don’t need to have all the answers, you just need to be there for them.
Audio and Reading Resources for Talking With Youth About Sex
- The Birds And The Bees
How To Talk To Children About Sex
Sex, genitals, consent, self-touching — it’s tricky to talk to younger kids about these topics. This episode helps parents get past the confusion and embarrassment around sex education so they can raise healthy, responsible kids. Read or listen to the NPR article here or simply listen to the video to get informed.
- What Your Teen Wishes You Knew About Sex Education
No matter how prepared you think you are as a parent, few subjects can catch you off guard more quickly than sex. Here’s what your teenager wishes you knew about it. Read or listen to the NPR article here (Listening time, 27:07).
- Back by Popular Demand! Teen Slang
What your kids are really saying
Every generation has its own secret language. Check out this list of 90 slang words and expressions that will help you stay woke.
- 5/13/20: Youth Identity and Healthy Relationships
- 6/10/20: Prevention: Emerging Topics & Challenges Youth Face
- 7/8/20: Raising Healthy Native Youth: Creating Positive Pathways