BOOK: Olson, D. H., DeFrain, J, and Skogrand, L. (2014). Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Chapter 6 discusses the lack of direct instruction from parents to their children in the areas of sexuality, sexual intercourse, and birth control. The textbook authors also look at the powerful influence that parental communication can have in forestalling or postponing a child’s sexual activity. After reading the text, critically evaluate the following questions: