Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents

Real Questions about Sex and Relationships for Teens:
A Discussion Guide for Parents

By Candelaria Silva-Collins, copyright 2012


Images of sex and sexuality abound in the world of teenagers in the United States. Despite this abundance of images, frank and open conversations about sex and relationships between teens and their parents rarely happen.


Real Questions helps parents/caregivers to share their values and to give appropriate information about sex and relationships.  

This 12-page booklet gives parents and caregivers:

  • A list of 69 questions designed to give parents/caregivers the opportunity to explain, guide,  instruct and engage teens in open, honest and frank dialogue.

  • Advice on how to start discussing sex and relationships with teens.

  • What to do during the discussion, including establishing conversational rules.

  • Where to get additional information.


Real Questions is available in print and will be available soon as an e-book through Kindle. You can order booklets by clicking this link.

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About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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