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Teaching Children about Relationships Airing May 4

Teaching Children about Relationships Airing May 4

As young adults, most of us were probably told “Don’t marry young. Get yourself established first, and be REALLY sure before you get married.”  This seemingly helpful advice has caused a lot of teens and single adults to be apprehensive about marriage and forgo the traditional institution for something less risky.  What messages are we really sending our children when it comes to relationships and marriage? 

To help us explore this topic, Julie will be talking with marriage and relationship educator Gena Ellis.

Fifty-nine percent of 12- to 14-year olds and 39 percent of 15-19 year olds reported that their parents have the most influence on their decisions about sex. Source: “Parents Matter:  The Role on Parents in Teens Decisions About Sex,” Child Trends, 2009.