Talking with your daughter about sex may seem like mom’s job, but dads play an important role in the conversation too.
You remember being at that age dad, when girls are definitely the hot topic. Make sure you’re the one having the important discussions on girls with your son.
Talking with a daughter about sex might seem like a mom’s job, and that’s likely best for some conversations. But dads can play an important role too.
Just a few weeks ago, a new research review from the journal Pediatrics reaffirmed one area where father power shows up: their children’s decisions about sex. The study noted two factors in fathers that increase the chances that teens will put off sexual activity:...
A report by the US Department of Justice states that one in every three teen girls is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse — not by a stranger but by a dating partner. That figure far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
Just last month, a statistic was released that should be a concern for fathers: For the first time since 1990, there was an increase in teen pregnancies in 2006 (by 3%).
We can’t afford to let our children learn about sex on their own. It may be awkward, but we’ve got to be open with both our sons and daughters to affirm them toward healthy sexuality.
As fathers, we need to speak up against all inappropriate sexual behavior. It’s an important area where we need to help protect our children.
Are you getting ready for that big birds-and-the-bees talk, dad? That talk is important, but you can’t stop there.
It’s a scary time for dads, but it’s also a great opportunity because it forces us to address issues and questions that can be a little awkward.