Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.
CEOP's tips for starting a difficult conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that
Justin Hancock, author of Talking To Teens About Sex, explains how to avoid being embarrassed talking about the birds and the bees with your child
Use these online advice services to help you prepare before talking to your child about sex, contraception and online safety
Talking to your child about sex: a parent's guide