- Felt more comfortable communicating with their parents, in general
- Felt more comfortable talking to their parents about sex
- Felt as if their conversations about sex were more open
So talk to your kids about the things you think are important, and then talk to them again. If you empower them with the knowledge and confidence to make good sexual choices, they'll be more likely to do you proud by staying safe and healthy. When you're teaching teens about sex, it isn't something you can cover in just one sitting.
Schuster Martino SC et al. (2008) "Beyond the "Big Talk": The Roles of Breadth and Repetition in Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sexual Topics." Pediatrics 121;e612-e618