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Talking to My Child: Myths & Facts

Updated on 7/14/2010 03:57:17 PM

Are you a parent or guardian? Take our myth/fact quiz and see how you do.

1. My child is too young to talk about sex
Myth?
Fact?

2. We only need to have the “talk” once.
Myth?
Fact?

3. My child will learn everything they need to know in school.
Myth?
Fact?

4. If I give information, my child will try it.
Myth?
Fact?

5. My child already knows everything.
Myth?
Fact?

6. It’s okay to teach my child to “just say no.”
Myth?
Fact?

7. My kid never listens to me.
Myth?
Fact?

8. It’s too late; my child is already having sex.
Myth?
Fact?

9. I should tell one thing to my son and something different to my daughter.
Myth?
Fact?

10. I should be my child’s primary sexuality educator.
Myth?
Fact?


Thanks for taking our quiz! Parenting is hard work! No matter how you did on our myth/fact quiz, we understand that everyone is at a different readiness and comfort level when it comes to talking to their child about sex. We want to offer you resources to help your child be a sexually healthy young woman or man. Visit other sections on our website for tips and ideas for talking to your son/daughter or visit the links to other parent websites. Good Luck!