And Delin said she’s always been “up front” with her kids about sex. “If you wait to have ‘the talk’ and that talk comes at 14, 15 or 16 when kids have already started experimenting with sex, and have already been heavily influenced by the media and by peers, you’re going to be much less effective than if that was an ongoing conversation that started much earlier,” she said.Kumar has also used conversations with her son as a roundabout way to talk to her younger daughter.The Internet is a virtual cornucopia of information about sex, from porn websites to videos created by comedian John Oliver; from young-adult literature to movies that can be blushingly explicit.“There’s so much that’s sex based that the kids have access to,” said Michelle Delin, a single mom to two teens, a boy and a girl. Things are vulgar and one-dimensional.” But Widman said parents really do matter.Delin said she tries to be a foil to the other information out in the world, talking to her kids “about self-esteem, about being kind, about caring.” Advocates for Youth, a national advocacy organization that’s been helping parents talk to their kids since 1980 and has tons of resources.Tools for parents, created by Planned Parenthood to help parents talk to their kids. The website also has great data about North Carolina.Wanna watch a TEDx talk about talking to your teens? Speaker Marnie Goldenberg calls herself the “Sexplainer,” and this is a link to her Facebook page.Starting early is important, Widman said, because, cognitively, kids are different when they’re 12 and 13, more easily influenced, than even a few years later.
Maybe when it was over, you were even more confused than before.WKJA used to play oldies in the early 1990s, and then rebroadcast the signal of adult standards WANG-FM (now WHAR).In 1999, it took the WANJ calls to reflect its association with WANG-FM.The station's antenna is in Washington, but the signal reaches New Bern, Greenville, and Washington, North Carolina. The original Effective Radiated Power was 3000 watts.WKJA-FM was originally licensed to Roach Communications, Robert Ray "Bob" Roach, President.In August 2010, WQZL severed ties with WQSL after 8 years and began simulcasting sister Rocker WXQR, giving it coverage in the inland sections of the Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville area (WXQR serves mostly the coastal regions). This was the first time since the 1990s WQZL had not simulcast with another station.On January 2, 2012, WQZL flipped to variety hits using the "S. M.: Simply About Music" format and calling itself "101.1 SAM FM"; "S. After 19 months, the station would flip back to a simulcast with WQSL on August 29, 2013 as 92.3/101.1 Jack FM.In 2002, WANJ began simulcasting with WQSL, taking the WQZL calls; both stations first had a rhythmic CHR under the moniker of "The Beat of Carolina", this was later tweaked to a more Rhythmic AC format but still with the "Beat" moniker.They later flipped formats to "The Touch FM", an Urban adult contemporary format.She studies communication between teenagers, how teens negotiate things like their first dating relationship and talking about safer sex.“A big place where kids learn these skills is at home,” she said.