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  • Teens say that trust is the most important part of a healthy relationship. Build trust between you and your teen by talking about things big and small. Start the conversation at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, US teen pregnancy and birth rates are at historic lows and still dropping. Let’s keep it going! Talk to the teens in your life about making healthy choices. Start the conversation at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • "How are relationships different in real life than in the media?" "What does bullying look like at school? In our community?” Find other questions like these to ask your teen at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • "What does it mean to you to be happy?" "If you could solve one problem in the world, what would it be?" Find other questions like these to ask your teen at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
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  • Teens want you to talk to them about relationships, not just the birds and the bees. Get started at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, teens report that the second most important thing that parents can do to teach them about healthy relationships is to listen when they talk about the people in their lives. Get the conversation going at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • Just because you’re not a parent doesn’t mean you can’t be important in the life of a young person. Teachers, coaches, aunts and uncles, religious leaders, family friends, grandparents - you can all make a difference. Find ways to start talking to the teens in your life at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • Twelve, fifteen, eighteen, twenty-one - No age is too late to improve your relationships with the adolescents in your life. All you have to do is start talking! Find help starting the conversation at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • In the car, at the dinner table, when Netflix is buffering - when do you talk to the adolescents in your life? Find conversation starters at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe

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  • Teens say that their parents have the biggest impact on their decisions about sex, so start talking! health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • "How are relationships different in real life than in the media?" Find questions to ask your teen at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • "What does bullying look like at school? In our community?" Find questions to ask your teen at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • "What does it mean to you to be happy?" Find questions to ask your teen at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • "If you could solve one problem in the world, what would it be?" Find questions to ask your teen at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • Teen pregnancy is on the decline. Let's keep it that way. Talk to teens about making good choices. health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • Teens want you to talk to them about relationships, not just the birds and the bees. Get started at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • You don't have to be a parent to be important in the life of an adolescent! Start talking at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe
  • It's never too late to improve your relationship with a teen! Get the conversation going at health.mo.gov/connect #ConnectWithMe

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Talk With Me Campaign

Teenagers say that parents are their #1 influence regarding their decisions about sex, love, and relationships.
(Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy surveys with teens across the nation.)

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