Talking to Your Child About Sex Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Thousands of parents struggle to navigate the choppy waters of talking about sex. Read these five posts so both you and your family are ready for “The Talk”.
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All throughout the last month here on the blog, on the podcast and even on social media, we got real and honest about the one topic all parents are often terrified to talk to their child about: sex.

All throughout the last month here on the blog, on the podcast and even on social media, we got real and honest about the one topic all parents are often terrified to talk to their child about: sex.

What I observed is that this is indeed a topic many of you are passionate and concerned about. Helping your kids navigate today’s choppy cultural waters around sex isn’t easy, and I know many of you are looking for answers. Hopefully, some of what you read helped to encourage you to take a more active approach in this area of your parenting.

This can be an uncomfortable and vulnerable topic for many parents, so I want to thank everyone who entered the conversation, shared this information with your friends and maybe your spouse as well. And if you decided to sit down with your child and finally have “the talk” or even just decided to become more approachable in the area of talking to your child about sex, give yourself a big pat on the back!

Helping your kids navigate today's choppy cultural waters around sex isn't easy.

As I shared, if you don’t teach your child about sex, the culture will. This is why it’s so important for you to have the knowledge and skills needed to approach this difficult subject with your child.

If you missed out on any of the material surrounding the issues of Kids and Sex, here is a roundup of some of the top posts:

Yes, You Need to Have “The Talk” with Your Child. Here’s Why.

You have the power to get in front of the conversation about sex with your kids. Don’t miss that opportunity.

Your Teen and the STD Nobody Is Talking About

I believe it is no coincidence that as STDs have become an epidemic in teens, so has depression. The correlation is startling.

Teaching Your Child About Sex in a Fifty Shades World

Films like the Fifty Shades series promote unhealthy and harmful views of sexuality. This is exactly why I say it is a parent’s job to teach their child about sex, so the culture won’t.

Your Child and Sex: What You Need to Tell Them

Three tips for helping your child navigate the landmines and pressures of sex in their early years.

Podcast: Talking to Your Kids About Sex

Listen to my podcast all about what you need to know when it comes to sex, culture and your child.

Ask Dr. Meg: How Young Is Too Young to Have “The Talk”?

Use your instincts and best judgment to know when it’s time to have “the talk” with your child.

Last month I also introduced my new digital parenting resource, the How to Have “The Talk” with Your Child toolkit. It is full of information, tools and resources to you navigate this tricky area of parenting. It includes:

  • a downloadable ebook;
  • an Age/Stage Chart to help you know what to say and when;
  • a “How & When To Have The Talk” FAQ sheet;
  • a “How To Have The Talk” script; and
  • a video where I give “the talk” to your kids for you, if you just can’t bring yourself to do it.


I know talking to your child about sex can feel like a scary thing to do, but it doesn’t have to be. I am right here with you cheering you on. I know you can do it, and even though it may not seem like it now, I know your child will be forever grateful that you did.

Dr. Meg Meeker, MD

Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

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