ERIC Number: ED327791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Sexuality. Growing Pains: Sex Education for Parents. A Newsletter Series. Letter I.
Polulech, Joan Burgess; Nuttall, Paul
This document presents the first of five newsletters on sex education for parents. The newsletters were designed to help parents increase their ability to communicate with their adolescents about sexual issues. They explore the origins of the parents' feelings about sex; teach the importance of a healthy self-concept and how to build it in the adolescent; unravel the physical, social, and emotional mysteries of adolescence; and develop some skills that will help parents talk about sex with their adolescents. The specific goals of this newsletter on sexuality are to help parents: (1) know the importance of understanding oneself; (2) understand that parenting is a learned skill; (3) understand how personality is shaped by culture and environment; (4) be able to define concepts related to sexuality; (5) understand how present attitudes and feelings about sex relate to past experiences, information and misinformation; (6) understand how one's attitudes and feelings affect what parents tell and how they tell their children about sex; and (7) be able to identify some personal values, feelings, and attitudes about sex that parents want to pass on to their children. The newsletter is presented in workbook format with spaces provided for parents to write answers to questions and exercises. It concludes with a reference list and a short list of suggested readings for parents. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Role, Sex Education, Sexuality
Agricultural Publications, 1376 Storrs Road, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4035 ($4.00 for set of 5; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: For related documents, see CG 023 096-099.