How do we ensure that our children receive a better education about relationships and sex than many of us did; that they receive helpful, accurate and honest information as they grow up; and are better equipped for their future?
One of the best ways we can support our children and young people is to develop open and honest communication. Parents, carers, grandparents, older siblings and all adults in a caring role, can play a part in helping a child navigate the complex maze of biological, emotional, social and technological influences, as they develop into an adult. This is especially important in today’s fast-paced, media-saturated world as, unlike previous generations, young people have information at their fingertips: some of which is inaccurate, misleading and confusing. Internet porn, explicit pop videos, sexting and social media all add new layers to the world of teenage relationships.
acet UK has been providing high quality relationships and sex education in UK schools for almost 30 years. We believe that, although school input is important, it should always be complimentary to young people’s learning in the home environment. We hope the top tips that follow encourage and help you.
Please note this is the download version of the Top Tips book available here.