Parents as Sexual Health Educators
Research indicates that parents play an important role in the sexual health education of their children. Although parents may find this role challenging, research indicates that parents can be effective sexual health educators when provided with support and accurate information. This literature review defines sexual health and sexual health education, discusses potential facilitators and barriers to parental provision of this type of education, and provides suggestions for parents. A list of online sexual resources for parents is also shared.
Are You Positive You’re Negative? (Cree Translation)
This poster emphasizes the importance of testing for HIV during pregnancy. This poster was translated to Cree by the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre.SKU: 7-109
Messages for Parents: Five to Eight Years
Information Card, 2012
This information card has been developed to support parents in their role as the primary sexual health educators of their children.
It is important that parents engage their children in sexual health discussion at an early age, beginning with teaching the proper terminology of body parts. Early introduction of the topic increases the confidence and comfort of both the parents and children to talk about sexual health at later years.SKU: 7-206
Meg Hickling on DVD: The New Speaking of Sex
This 2-DVD set is perfect for parents, grandparents, and educators who want easy access to age-appropriate sexual health presentations. Children, too, will enjoy watching Meg discuss babies and body science with their parents in the safety and privacy of their own home. Meg Hickling on DVD: The New Speaking of Sex records Meg speaking live in front of a large audience of adults and children. With sensitivity, honesty, and a good deal of humour, Meg addresses the real questions she has been asked during 30-plus years working with children of all ages, providing parents and grandparents with practical, up-to-date advice, and encouragement.SKU: 7-V-724
Healthy Steps for Teen Parents, 2nd Edition, Volume 3: Postpartum
This video presents information about postpartum care, newborns, and an array of teen parenting challenges and joys. New teen parents candidly share personal stories about the realities of healing physically after birth, breastfeeding, and choosing child care.
- Physical Recovery & Postpartum Emotions – healing process, signs of infection, nutrition, rest, exercise, baby blues, signs of postpartum depression
- Baby Care & Behaviours – well-baby visits, feeding, sleeping, crying, bathing, diapering, when to call the doctor, SIDS, second-hand smoke, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome), newborn senses
- Relationships & Parenting – establishing paternity, co-parenting, birth control, positive relationships, living situations, friend and family support, finishing school, child care options