If you refuse to talk to your children about sex and don't let them participate in sex education at school, don't be surprised and shocked when you find out they're having sex behind your back!
It amazes me how many moms refuse to educate their children about sex and won't let them participate in sex education at school because they're too embarrassed, it has something to do with their religion, or they believe if they avoid the subject, their children won't have sex. Guess what? You just made something extremely fascinating to them because it's such a forbidden topic and now, being curious and hormonal teens, they have to find out what the big deal is.
Just because you tell them sex is something between a married couple and leave it at that doesn't mean they're going to believe the same thing. Children have their own minds and it's important to encourage open communication starting at an early age without fear of embarrassment or anger.
Do you encourage open communication with your children?