Adolescence is a very important time in the sexual life cycle. Physical maturity takes place, increased social interaction occurs, and individuals begin to explore intimacy. Parents are still a major influence in their children’s lives and can have an impact on their children’s emerging sexuality. As children move into adolescence, however, the influence of peers becomes increasingly strong. Therefore, as helping professionals it is important to consider how these influences intersect with children’s and adolescents’ personal questions and experiences with sexuality throughout their development.
By Day 5
Post by Day 5 an explanation of two strategies that you, as a helping professional, might use to help the parents in the “Online Snooping Case Study” effectively communicate with their child about sex and sexuality. Explain two issues that would be important to address and why.