Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Home > Teens > Teen Social and Emotional Issues > Connecting With Your Teen > Starting Difficult Conversation with Teens
|

Starting Difficult Conversation with Teens

Having trouble talking about the delicate subjects in your teen's life? Don't start a conversation you can't finish. Get the facts you need to talk honestly with your kids.

  1. Forty percent of high-school seniors have tried marijuana. Be clear with your teen about the drug and its risks.

  2. Lots of kids have same-sex crushes. Explain to your teen that this isn't uncommon.

  3. Only 19 percent of kids learn about sex from their parents. Teach your teen about the birds and the bees.

  4. Puberty can be tough on kids. Steer your teen through these awkward years.

  5. The movies often deliver "adult only" themes right into your home. Be upfront with your teen about sex in the media.

  6. Kids learn prejudice from the adults in their lives. Set the right example for your teen.

  7. Ninety percent of parents say schools should teach sex education. Find out what teens are learning.

  8. Half of U.S. kids say TV news makes them depressed, angry, or sad. Watch and talk about the news with your teen.

|


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

get ready for school!

We’ve got your
shopping list,
lunch menu,
and more.

GO

highlights

Printable Fall Fun To-Do List
Celebrate the cooler weather with this printable checklist of fun fall activities for your whole family.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, exam time, or just because, get care package ideas to brighten her day.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!