Parents have the primary responsibility for providing their children with ongoing information on relationships and sexuality, as well as for protecting them from abuse of all kinds. The Conversations about L.I.F.E. program is designed to help them fulfill both of these obligations.
One or both parents are required to participate in the program with each of their children at each grade level. (It is recommended that children of other ages are not to be included in the special grade-level session. Childcare for them should be provided by the parish if possible.)
Parents will follow the directives of the facilitator in explaining the material to their own child, in discussing the concepts that are presented by the facilitator, and in the prayers and blessings. Parents should also continue the discussion at home as the opportunity arises.
When the Classroom Adaptation is used, the parents are responsible to read carefully the materials in the Parent Follow-up Packet, to set aside the time needed to talk with their child about the material, and to fill out and return the Response Sheet.