• A. M. ARIYO Department of Home Science and Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • T. M. ARIBISALA Department of Home Science and Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Keywords: Parents, Teenagers, Communication skills, Sex Education, Communication, Sexuality


The study examined the impact of parents – teenagers’ communication on sex education. Three research questions were generated for this study. The study utilized a purposive sampling technique to select 246 parents in Abeokuta Metropolis. Results indicated that 59.8% of parents disagreed to discussing sex education with their children until they are fully matured, 76.8% of the parents wait for the right mood of their teenagers before giving them sex education and 63.7% of the parents reported that their teenage child find them boring whenever they want to give them sex education. It was recommended that parents should endeavour to be a friend to their children even before their teen years so as to enable an effective parent – teenagers’ communication.




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