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What is the problem? Simply stated, the problem is that kids want their parents to talk to them about sex and parents aren't talking.

When asked the question, "Who do you want to talk to you about sex?", again and again adolescent students state "We want our parents to talk to us (emphasis added").

Nevertheless, parents are not talking. Parents often state that they want to talk with their kids about sex but they don't know how. They don't know when to begin. They don't know what's appropriate. They don't know how much is too much. And, as their children grow older, they don't know how to break down the wall of silence often erected by their adolecent sons and daughters.

Parents all too often believe the spoken or unspoken messages from their teens: "What you think (mom/dad) is irrelevant to my life." And so parents are silent on the subect of sex.

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