Resources for Parents

We fully believe that when you know better, you do better.

Online Resources

Amaze Jr

This website has age-appropriate sex education resources, including videos and a podcast, for talking to 4-9 year olds.

American Sexual Health Association: I Wanna Know!

This website has information on how to be an “askable parent”. It has advice on communicating with your children about sexual health, STDs/STIs, relationships, LGBTQ identity, pregnancy, and parenthood.

Amy Lang’s Birds + Bees + Kids
This website features classes, workshops, coaching, and resources for parents looking to teach the “birds and bees” to their children.

Break The Cycle: Love Is Not Abuse

This is a digital handbook for parents to talk to their children about healthy relationships and how to recognize abuse.

Girls Inc

This website has tips on parent-child communication and other resources to support, celebrate, and empower young girls.

Kid’s Health: Growth and Development

This website provides health information for parents of pre-teens and teens.

No Mas

This website has information for parents on healthy communication, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality in both English and Spanish.


This website has publications and toolkits for family and friends of LGBTQ+ youth.


This website provides sex education, dating, hygiene, self care, and puberty resources for parents of children with disabilities.

Sex Positive Families

This website provides educational resources for families to raise sexually healthy children.

Talk With Your Kids

This website provides information in English and Spanish for parents to talk to their children (age 0-18) about healthy relationships, love, coercion and assault. It also contains information for teens on how to access healthcare resources.


Young Children (Ages 3-8)

How’d I Get There In the First Place
by Deborah Roffman

Talking to Your Kids about Sex: From Toddlers to Preteens
by Lauri Berkenkamp and Steven Atkins

Amazing You: Getting Smart about Your Private Parts
by Gail Saltz

Bellybuttons Are Navels
by Mark Schoen

It’s Not the Stork: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends
by Robie Harris, Illustrated by Michael Emberley

It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families
by Robie Harris, Illustrated by Michael Emberley

And Tango Makes Three
by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

All Families Are Different
by Sol Gordon, Illustrated by Vivien Cohen

The Sissy Duckling
by Harvey Fierstein, Illustrated by Henry Cole

It’s My Body
by Lory Freeman

Preteens (Ages 9-13)

Talking to Your Kids about Sex: A Go Parents! Guide
by Lauri Berkenkamp and Steven Atkins

Everything You NEVER Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask)
by Justin Richardson and Mark Schuster

It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health
by Robie Harris, Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up
by Margaret Blackston and Elissa Haden Guest, Illustrated by Barbara Pollak

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
by American Girl Library

Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens from Middle School to High School and Beyond
by Debra Haffner

Teens (Ages 14-19)

Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parents Guide to Talking Sense about Sex
by Deborah Roffman

Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies
by Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman

All About Sex: A Family Resource on Sex and Sexuality
by Ronald Moglia and Jon Knowles

Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities
by Karin Melberg Schwier and Dave Hingsburger

Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children about Sex and Character
by Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., and Dominic Cappello