180 Degrees

A whole new way to think about sex

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Did you know...

1 in 3 seventeen year olds report having a secret about their sexual behavior that their parents DO NOT know. 55

So you need to GET THE FACTS.

Got Kids? Get Facts!” is the parent seminar for the 180 Degrees program.  GKGF was developed after many years of listening to young people's struggle with sexual issues and their inability to communicate this with their parents.  180 Degrees believes that abstinence education is BEST done in the home and our presentations are simply a reiteration of your message.  But many parents feel intimated and ill prepared for this topic.  Not only does GKGF give an overview of the student presentations but more importantly empowers you with vital information about how to open up the communication lines between you and your children concerning sexual topics. 

This seminar is perfect for parents of children of ANY age, teachers, pastors, youth workers, etc.  This presentation includes: statistics about today’s teens’ struggle with sexuality, getting into your child's culture, steps to raising abstinent teens, and breaking down some of your own misconceptions.  (You know, a lot has changed!)  These seminars will conclude with a question and answer session that will hopefully target specific issues in your community or home. 

Bringing up abstinent youth is a job for the whole community and now is the time for us to come together to combat this issue that has been swept under the rug for far too long…so GET THE FACTS!

*For more information about why abstinence education is beneficial and essential, click here

If you would like to hear a live version of Got Kids, Get Facts, listen to the podcast from Preston Trail Community Church.  Note, this particular session is from a Christian perspective. 

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Recorded 02/04/2010

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Steps to Raising Abstinent Teenagers:

  • Don’t fall into the “Not my Kid” Trap.

  • Be the Parent! Have reasonable rules!

    • “Rules without Relationship leads to Rebellion.”
    • Set age appropriate dating
    • No computer in bedroom
    • Charge cell phone in your bedroom
    • Call to confirm their whereabouts
    • Set curfews
    • Monitor movies, music, internet, phone, dress, etc
    • Monitor video game ratings.  Click here for a list.
  • Don’t have “The Talk”. Use teachable moments.

    • Carpool
    • No longer than 15 min. conversations
    • Use the negative media to your advantage
    • Don’t use accusatory rhetoric
  • Get into your Child’s World  (Vocabulary)

    • “Hooking up”
    • “FWBs”
    • “Rainbow parties”
    • “Chicken parties”
    • “Smile game”
    • “Zap”
    • “Sexting”
    • Text language: “POS” = "Parent Over the Shoulder"
    • Social networking sites
  • Help them set physical boundaries.

            9 Steps of Intimacy:

    1. Hugging
    2. Holding hands
    3. Closed mouth kissing
    4. Open mouth kissing
    5. Touching over clothes (groping)
    6. Nudity
    7. Genital touching
    8. Oral sex
      • More than half of teen boys (55%) and teen girls (54%) have engaged in oral sex.
      • 1 in 4 teens who have NOT had sexual intercourse report having oral sex. 56
    9. Sexual intercourse
  • Present a clear abstinence message.

    • Teens whose parents express disapproval of non-marital sex and contraceptive us are less likely than their  peers to have sex. 57
    • Nearly 9 out of 10 teens say it would be easier to avoid early sexual activity and teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents.  58
  • Help them to see the value and benefit of sexual intimacy in marriage.