For Parents of Teens

Parents’ S.O.S! provides parents the information they need when navigating topics and situations that are critical in helping prepare their kids for social challenges in life. But oftentimes parents tell us they feel uncomfortable or unprepared to discuss certain topics or events with their children.  We’re here to help. From sex talk to relationships and boundaries and dating to self-esteem and peer pressure issues, Parents' S.O.S! is here to help with a wealth of tips and information. Don’t see the info you need? Have a specific question? Send us an email at parents@gcapp.org.

  

TALKING BACK

Our national partner at Power to Decide asked teens from all over the country a simple question: If you could give your parents or other adults advice about how to help you and your friends avoid pregnancy, what would it be?  Are you ready for the answers!?

GCAPP's LET'S TALK GUIDE

Effective ways to talk to young people about puberty, sex, sexuality, love and relationships.

TIPS & TOOLS FOR PRE-TEENS

Use these tips and guidelines to start important conversations early, plan for the future, and build trust with pre-teens.  Thanks to our partner at Power to Decide.

GUIDE FOR YOUTH 18+

You’ll find fact vs fiction here for young adults. Use these tips & guidelines to open the lines of communication, start important conversations, plan for the future & create stability for older teens & young adults.

TALKING IS POWER

  

Here, you’ll find questions young people are curious about and tips on how to answer them.  How do I know if I’m in love?  How will I know when to have sex or should I wait until marriage?  How do I manage peer pressure around dating and sex?  …and much more!

     

RELATIONSHIP REDUX

Parents know that many conversations with adolescents aren’t for the faint of heart!  Here, an abundance of tips and scripts are right at your fingertips.  From our national partner Power to Decide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Our "Sexpert," Brandy Barnett, has some advice for parents:

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PARENTS' SOS  - moderated by William Carroll
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THEY'RE TALKING; ARE WE LISTENING? - moderated by William Carroll
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