It was Julie Liles' 17-year-old daughter, Emily, who suggested that they attend a sex education program together. Julie was eager to go. She was just 14 when she gave birth to Emily. "So always in the back of my mind was a worry that she would get hurt," says Julie, her voice cracking. "I worried in the back of my mind that she would find herself in the same situation." The mother-daughter pair spent an entire Saturday holed up at a local high school talking about relationships, love and, yes, sex. The five-hour seminar called Linking Families and Teens , or LiFT, included group discussions and role-playing to help parents and kids get comfortable talking about dating and sex. "It was almost instantly that I felt that I could talk to my daughter in...
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