Accounts of first ever sex were verified and further discussed in subsequent interviews. If they use textbooks or handouts, read them yourself. Each man provided written consent and parents provided written permission. When does my daughter need to learn about menstruation? This should be easier if you've used the correct terms for body parts from the beginning; if you haven't, start getting your child comfortable with saying "penis" and easing him away from the euphemistic terms he's used until now. Studies have examined individual factors such as ethnicity, school record, career ambition and substance abuse, family factors such as parental living arrangement, maternal education, parental communication and parental involvement; and peer factors such as peer pressure and relationship status Mott et al. Reassure your child that she can talk to you about anything. You might as well make sure they're getting information that's accurate. My body was shocked and filled with shame, horror and regret. Talk with your teen about low-risk dating activities such as flirting, kissing or petting and appropriate ways for interacting with the opposite sex. Our analysis drew from both narrative approaches and grounded theory Strauss and Corbin , McLean , Floersch et al. The definition of sex for this story: Since there were no bare-bottomed kids playing doctor in her bedroom or questions about where babies come from, I figured the talk could wait awhile—until her high school graduation maybe. What should I say to my child about masturbation? Find out how peer pressure is affecting your teen. However, you'd be wise to prepare yourself for a question or conversation about oral sex, especially since it continues to be a perplexing subject for children in school.