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How Parents/Carers Can Help – RSE

Relationship and Sex Education can be a sensitive subject to talk to your child about but it is extremely important that they develop their understanding of this at an age and stage appropriate manner. It can help to keep them safe, develop their understanding of the changes they face over their life time and help them to understand what a healthy and loving relationship means thus protecting them in the future. You can help by talking to your child about the following things

  • Discuss what friendship means and special relationships we have with people
  • Talk about what it means when we love someone
  • Talk about different family set ups
  • Name body parts using the correct terminology
  • Discuss that there are rules and boundaries in relationships to help them stay healthy
  • Explain it is ok to say no to someone
  • Discuss how our bodies change as we get older/ puberty
  • Talk about what bullying means and what to do about it
  • Discuss what we mean by trust
  • Talk about physical contact
  • Talk about relationships online/ keeping safe
  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Talk about what happens when someone is having a baby
  • Encourage confidence and boost self esteem
  • Discuss body image and the media
  • Name feelings and explain that these are ok/ support in how to manage different feelings.