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Talking to Children about Sexual Health
Whether you are a parent, or are the world’s deadliest aunty, uncle, or cousin, if younger kids are around, you can be someone they trust, talk to and confide in. Being a deadly adult means you are:
- Easy to talk to
- You listen
- You respect a child and teenager’s privacy, and
- You respect their rights to feel the way they do!
A deadly adult is...
Working on knowing themselves on their healing journey – Learning about your own values and beliefs and tries to communicate clearly and respectfully.
Learning the basics – about the human body (puberty and reproduction) and what affects a person’s sexuality, what a healthy relationship is, and what consent means.
Able to find the answers questions – May have some ideas about the answers (but not all!). They can find trusted information and always give the child answers.
A deadly adult tries to teach young ones through words, through actions and reactions, questions, and other people’s behaviour.
Want to know more?
Watch Consent for Kids video
Read Talking to Your Child about Sexual Health
Some information adapted from Talk with Your Kids