This program allows Webster County Health Department to go into the Webster County Schools to provide education to teens on teenage pregnancy prevention, abstinence, and prevention of STD transmission through the TIPP grant.
Teen Information Pregnancy Prevention
Webster County Health Department
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Talking to Youth About the Tough Issues
“What do you mean talk about sex? I already explained the birds and the bees! Aren’t my kids too young? What will I say? HELP!“
So take time today to think about what messages you want to share with the children in your life. Create an open environment to share your thoughts and listen to theirs. Use the resources below if you (or your child) need more information and remember, START TALKING TODAY!
Talk with Your Kids About…
- Sex & Relationships
- Drugs & Alcohol
- What They See on TV News
- Accidents & Disasters
- Sickness & Death
10 Helpful Tips
Here are 10 helpful tips for you in talking with children about any difficult topic:
- Start early.
- Initiate conversations with your child.
- ...Even about sex and sexuality.
- Create an open environment.
- Communicate your own values.
- Listen to your child.
- Try to be honest.
- Be patient.
- Use everyday opportunities to talk.
- Talk about it again. And, again.
For more information and resources please check the following websites:
Teen Health from kidshealth.org
Children Now - Talking about the Tough Issues
Parent Portal: The National Campaign