Correct names for private body parts and ‘my body is private.’
This may help children stay safe as they can learn to tell an adult they trust if someone tries to touch them sexually.
Puberty changes that will happen so that they are prepared.
Hygiene and self-care for menstruation will take practice so talking before the changes can make the transition smoother. For more information on puberty changes, click here. For more information on hygiene and self-care, click here.
How to make friends, be a good friend and how to end a friendship that is not healthy.
This can include dating and sexual relationships. For more information on friendships, click here .
For more information on dating and relationships, click here.
How to cope with sexual feelings and ideas.
Teens may fantasize and daydream about relationships and sex. They may have a ‘crush’ and need help realizing that these feelings are natural but do not need to be acted upon.
Some youth may need to learn about pregnancy prevention and STI protection.
For more information on pregnancy prevention and STIs, click here .
Youth who can be independent can learn how to use community services such as sexual health clinics.
For information on sexual health clinics in Calgary, click here.