Children are wonderfully curious and naturally want to learn all about the world around them. While most adults are comfortable answering questions about animals or dinosaurs, when it comes to questions about sexuality, many grown ups find these conversations a little harder to have. Whether you are a parent or carer at home or an early childhood professional, you are bound to come across behaviours and questions about sexuality from young children. It is these questions and behaviours that give caring adults an opportunity to respond in a way that supports children’s healthy and safe sexual development.
Family Planning Queensland have many resources, training options and support available to parents and carers of young children as well as those who work and care for young children in a professional capacity.
Podcast for parents
Professor Matt Sanders from the UQ Positive Parenting Program discusses talking about sexuality and relationships with children and young people on 612 ABC Brisbane . Listen to the PPP parenting podcast.
Survey: talking to children about sexuality
The Parenting and Family Support Centre at UQ and FPQ are researching how parents communicate with their child about sexuality, and what support they would like in teaching their child about sexuality. Parents of children ages 3 to 10 are invited to participate in the [survey online].