Parental Influences on Adolescent Sexual Behaviors

Richard Rupp, Susan L. Rosenthal

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Parents play a significant role in the sexual development and behaviors of their children. Parental monitoring and supervision are important avenues for keeping adolescents from risky situations and activities while the teen develops responsible decision-making skills. A supportive relationship between the parent and adolescent is important for enhancing communication and supervision. In this article we discuss programs that were designed to improve parenting skills to decrease adolescent sexual risk behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-470
Number of pages11
JournalAdolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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