Sons or daughters, four or 14 year olds, couples or single parents, we’ve got everything you need.
And don’t worry, if you’ve never spoken much to your children about relationships and sex before – we’ve got that covered too.
Puberty, sex and relationships leaflet
Download our new leaflet for parents, Puberty, sex and relationships (PDF), or browse the wealth of information available right here on our website.
Why talking about the Facts of Life matters
When children can talk to their parents about sex and relationships, they are more ready for puberty, understand more about relationships, and are less likely to do things just because their friends are.
They're more likely to talk to you about other stuff like drugs and alcohol too.
How to get started
Talking to children of different ages
One of the questions we’re often asked by parents is “what should I tell them at what age?”
We've put together some guidance about the information children need at different ages. We’ve also got a few of the most common questions children ask, and our suggested answers.
Advice for particular situations
Books and leaflets
FPA publishes a range of publications for parents and carers.
We also publish books specifically for parents of children with learning disabilities.
General sexual health information about contraception, STIs and pregnancy
Have the facts at your fingertips. Our help and advice pages cover what you need to know.
Useful links and information
Brook is a UK charity providing free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25.
Parenting across Scotland is a partnership of charities providing information and support to parents and families in Scotland.
YouthNet is a UK youth charity providing frank and unbiased information to enable young people to make informed choices.