Parents of Teens


Father and Son Talking LGCommunication
is crucial for positive health outcomes in teen sexual behavior.

The sexual health and birth control program at Tri-County Health Department encourages teens and parents to talk to each other! We want to help teens and young adults make educated decisions about their own sexual health. We welcome teens and parents at all of our locations.

How can parents help prevent teen pregnancy? 

Watch this video!


  We understand it may be hard for parents to talk with their teens about sexual health, below are some helpful communication tips and resources. 

Communication Tips

Door Openers
  • "What do you think?"
  • "That's a good question."
  • "I don't know, but I'll find out."
  • "I'm trying to understand what you're feeling."
  • "Do you know that word means?"
  • "I'm glad you told me about that."
Door Slammers
  • "You're too young."
  • "Where did you hear that?"
  • "If you say that word again, I'll …"
  • "That's none of your business."
  • "I don't care what your friends are doing."
  • "That's just for boys (girls)."
  • "We'll talk about that when you need to know.