Many parents worry that their teenager doesn’t trust them anymore and that they won’t come to them for advice. There are many reasons for this:

  • Feel too embarrassed to ask.
  • Know you will feel embarrassment.
  • Realise that sex or relationships are never discussed in the family.
  • Feel that the language that you or they use to talk about sex is inappropriate.
  • Think that, if they ask and talk about it, you will think they are having sex.
  • Think that they already know everything there is to know.
  • Want to be independent and find out about sex from other sources.