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Welcome to the "Let’s Talk About" blog page. Below you will find links to full blog posts written by parents and other experts in the field of family communication about sex.

TÚ CUENTAS: Por qué importa el censo en el año 2020

Es hora de completar el Censo!  Cada 10 años, el censo nacional cuenta todas las personas en los Estados Unidos. Como padre o cuidador, es importante asegurarse de que cada miembro de su hogar sea contado porque mucho depende de éstos números. Aquí hay una breve descripción de lo que está en juego y por qué el censo de 2020 importa. El cuestionario del Censo 2020 estara disponible para completar en línea el 12 de Marzo en

YOU COUNT: Why the Census in 2020 Matters

It’s time to fill out the Census! Every 10 years, the national Census takes place to count all the people in the United States. As a parent or caregiver, it is important to make sure that every member of your family gets counted because a lot rides on these numbers. Here’s a brief description of what’s at stake and why the 2020 census matters.

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Advice from a Young Person on How to Talk to your Kids About Birth Control

By Olivia Sessions

Editor’s note: Sometimes, it’s all about perspectives. Essential Access intern, Olivia, offers her advice, as a young person, about how to effectively talk to your kids about birth control.

Boys And Body Image - A Growing Problem

By Helen Young

We tend to think about trouble with body image, and all of the psychological issues that come with it, as a girls' problem. It’s true that the majority of eating disorders and body image problems impact girls, but more and more boys are experiencing pressure to have a certain kind of body. As a result, boys are increasingly experiencing body-related anxiety.

Talking With Your Kids: How to "Re-Do" a Conversation Gone Wrong

Have you ever had a conversation with your child and wish you could have a "Re-do"? You can! Here’s how.

5 Things All Parents Should Know About Porn

Today, access to porn is simple—whether or not you seek it out. What is difficult is determining what kids need to know about porn, even before they are exposed to it. How do we communicate to children that pornography is not “real sex”?

Help Your Teen Be Prepared for the "First Time"

October is Let’s Talk Month,, so let’s get real. Let’s face it, there will be a first time. I know, I know! You don’t want to think about your child having sex, but it’s going to happen someday, and wouldn’t it be great if it happened well?

5 Tips For Talking To Your LGBTQ Child About Sexual Health

The issue of how to talk to our kids about sex can be a complicated one for everyone, for parents of queer youth, doing so can raise some additional issues. So, here are 5 things parents of LGBT teens can keep in mind when gearing up for the sex talk.

The Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21

We believe parents can start educating children about consent and empowerment as early as 1 year old and continuing into the college years. It is our sincere hope that this education can help us raise empowered young adults who have empathy for others and a clear understanding of healthy consent.

Why You Should Talk About Sex With Your Kids Every. Single. Day.

These days, most parents understand that covertly placing a children’s book about reproduction on the end of the bed does not count as sex education, but we’re often confused about what is the right age to have The Talk with kids.