We are all sexual beings from the moment we are born until the moment we die. Sexual development is a normal aspect human development and children learn about sexuality from a very young age. Infants learn about touch and affection. Small children learn the names of body parts and what it means to be male or female. Parents and guardians are the first and most important sexuality educators for their children and have a key role in helping them to grow up to be sexually healthy and responsible people. Many parents, however, are uncertain about how to approach and discuss sexuality issues with their children. They often are concerned about what and how much information can and should be shared with children in this age group. There are resources that can help.
Links for parents:
For further information, contact you local Public Health Services Office
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