Ten Tips for Talking about Sexuality with Your Child Who Has Many parents also observe their children increasing in self-esteem and contact Planned Parenthood of Tompkins County's Education Department at , ext. Oct 13, - Here are eight tips to try. Think about how you were taught about sex as a child. Give age-appropriate answers. Try to keep the exchange as a dialogue. Be honest. Read. If your child hasn't asked about sex, start the conversation. Keep your cool. Remember that sex education is a continuing process.