Family Services

Sexuality and Dating

Teaching self-respect is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give a teen when it comes to sexuality and dating. With self-respect, youth are more likely to take care of their physical, emotional, mental and sexual health.

It’s important that youth are given the facts about sex and healthy relationships so they can make informed choices. This also includes knowing about sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, so they can take care of their physical health.

To find out more, see the links on this page or contact your local health care provider.

(Reference: irespectmyself.ca)


Resources

Sacred Children: Communication Fact Sheet (PDF)

Sacred Children: Self-Esteem Fact Sheet (PDF)

Links

I Respect Myself (for youth)

Planned Parenthood – Talking to Kids About Sex and Sexuality

Respect Yourself (for youth)

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

PFLAG Canada


Books in Your Community

For Adults

From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children from Infancy to Middle School, Debra W. Haffner.

Talking Sex with Your Kids: Keeping Them Safe and You Sane by Knowing What They are Really Thinking, Amber Madison.

For Children and Youth

I Said No: A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private, Zach King and Kimberly King.

Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse, Patti Feuereisen and Caroline Pincus.

My Body is Private, Walvoord Girard, Linda W. Girard and Kathleen Tucker.

The Teen Survival Guide to Dating & Relating: Real-World Advice for Teens on Guys, Girls, Growing Up and Getting Along, Annie Fox.

Your Body Belongs to You, Cornelia Spelman.