Parents

At Teens Have Choices, our goal is to reduce both the consistently high number of teen pregnancies and the steadily increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections among youth in Washington County. According to local and national surveys, parents are more influential than they think they are when it comes to teens’ decisions about sex. We hope our website gives you the information you need to have open and honest conversations with your child about sex, values and relationships.

Parents play an important role influencing their children’s decisions on many critical issues including dating and intimacy. Talk to your sons and daughters about sex. Have lots of talks and begin early. Share your values and expectations for your children’s futures. Talk about how an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection could change their ability to achieve their goals in life. Feel uneasy about talking about the subject? Request a free parent toolkit or contact the resources and websites listed on our site.