You are a role model for your son or daughter – the best person to talk with your child about sex, birth control and making smart choices.

Being open and knowledgeable may bring you closer together and lets your child know he or she can always come to you for answers to questions.

You ensure your child has the facts when he or she needs it.

You share your values and reinforce your family values.

You teach your son how to prevent pregnancy and your daughter how to avoid pregnancy.

You help keep your child safe with knowledge to avoid serious sexually transmitted diseases.