When you open the discussion with your teen about relationships and sexuality, consider using gender-inclusive language that remains neutral to sexual orientation.
For example, you might say something like, “Are you interested in finding a boyfriend or girlfriend?
A good partner will accept you as you are, support your personal choices, and praise you for your achievements.
A healthy relationship also allows both partners to maintain outside interests and friendships, and does not hinder the personal freedom of either partner.
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