If parents successfully complete Our Whole Lives (OWL) training, it is a possibility. But the appropriateness of a parent in this role depends on a number of factors. The most important factor is the comfort level of the child. While most children, especially adolescents, would be uncomfortable discussing sex with a parent in the room, there are some children who would feel more comfortable. A related factor is the parent’s ability to be non-judgmental about their child’s opinions, questions, and behavior in class. You might consider how frequently that Our Whole Lives program is run in the congregation (i.e., could the parent teach it next year? Or the child take it the following year?). If a parent does agree to facilitate their own child’s Our Whole Lives class, here are a few things to remember:
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