ERIC Number: EJ855387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Exploring Parental Perspectives on Parent-Child Sexual Communication
Ballard, Sharon M.; Gross, Kevin H.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v4 n1 p40-57 2009
We examined parental perspectives about parent-child sexual communication through four focus groups conducted with 25 parents of young children. Participant comments fell into six areas: 1) personal experience with sexuality education, 2) current sexuality education efforts, 3) comfort and confidence, 4) content and timing, 5) importance of a united front, and 6) future programming. Within each area, specific themes emerged. Overall, the results indicate that the process of sexuality education should be a primary program focus and programs should provide opportunities for parents to share experiences and to develop a system of support.
Descriptors: Sex Education, Focus Groups, Sexuality, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Program Implementation, Family Environment, Program Content
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