From diapers to dating by debra haffner

02 Apr

A growing national coalition of organizations has worked to promote family communication about sexuality through helpful publications and vital community programs for the past 25 years.

To learn what may be available in your community, contact Planned Parenthood of America or any of the agencies on the national coalition.

Talking about sexuality with your children can be a challenge.

Prior to founding the Religious Institute and entering ministry, Haffner was President and Chief Executive Officer of SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (1988-2000), Director of Information and Education for the Center for Population Options, While at SIECUS, she created the National Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education, which Haffner co-authored with Dr.

Some parents feel they don't know enough to be a reliable source of accurate information.

Additionally, when teens feel uncomfortable coming to their parents or guardians regarding difficult issues, such as sex, they often turn to their friends and/or the media in order to gain information.

Most often, however, boys find their penises accidentally, possibly during a diaper change around six to seven months of age and become curious (just like their fascination with other parts of their bodies, such as fingers, toes and ears).

Some child psychologists think that boys who have seen a naked girl may be fearful that they could lose their penis and end up looking like the girl.