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Sex Ed Goes to the Office

Sitting through a sex ed class is probably something you've never done with co-workers, though it could be offered during future lunch breaks. Mark Schuster's program, "Talking Parents, Healthy Teens," has already made its way to 13 workplaces and 569 parents. Together they discussed how to best communicate with teens about sex, including how to teach them to use a condom (with the condom-on-the-finger lesson).

Schuster began by contacting major employers in Los Angeles and most of them welcomed the idea of offering a lunchtime program. He points out that an evening class would attract few parents who need to get home after work, and notes one reason employers have been cooperative is they are paying health insurance for the kids, too. Parents that completed the eight-week program reported increased communication with their kids because of it.


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sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I think it's a great idea! The middle school I work at holds classes like this during the day for parents to attend. Even though a lot of our moms stay at home, there are a ton that work. I'm glad employers are giving them a chance to learn what the stay at home moms are learning.
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 9 years
I think it's a great idea. Most parents "forget" to talk to their kids about sex and it's related topics because of the stigma. I think this is wonderful, communication is key about something like that. I just hope they're not teaching metaphor, kids are too literal (especially when they're really young).
skigurl skigurl 9 years
wow! what a crazy idea, but it really does make sense! i just think that a lot of companies wouldn't want to even go near this type of program, but if it was mainstreamed, it would be a great idea
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