Best Of: How to Talk to Teens About Sex

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QUESTION: If you’re a parent or caregiver, should you talk to your child about masturbation? I say absolutely! Even if it feels like you’re navigating a minefield, and even if your own parents left you in the dark (because let’s face it, they probably did), I get it – finding the right words can be trickier than solving a Rubik’s Cube. That’s why today’s episode is your ultimate guide, packed with tools, scripts, and resources to help you tackle this touchy topic with confidence and maybe even a little humor. In a couple years, your kid will thank you!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why should you talk to your children, and teens specifically, about masturbation
  • The truth behind masturbation myths 
  • Specific verbiage to make these uncomfortable sex talks a little easier

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