Prescriptions For Parents

A Physicians Guide to Adolescence and Sex

Available in English and Chinese

"Prescriptions for Parents" is a one-of-a-kind interactive educational resource developed by the National Physicians Center for Family Resources (NPC) with the assistance of more than 500 physicians, educators and mental health experts.

"Prescriptions" was created in response to requests from parents and health educators around the world for an expansion of the information found in NPC's best-selling booklet, Sex Q&A: Kid's Questions-Parents' Answers.

This unique interactive Flash presentation* covers adolescent development and sexual health from a Whole Person Health perspective. It is abstinence-centered and offers medically accurate, scientifically-based information relevant to 9-16 yr. olds in an easy-to-navigate format.

*Flash player software is required to view the interactive presentation content. We recommend Adobe's free Flash Player software.

To download this program for free, visit the Adobe website. To access flash content using a screen reader please visit the Adobe Flash Player Accessibility website which provides useful tools and resources.

Topics may be presented as an entire lesson or in individual segments and include:

  • Puberty/Stages of Adolescent Development
  • Reproduction
  • Communication
  • Character
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Emotional Issues of Adolescence
  • Interactive Glossary

Prescriptions for Parents

  • Turns your computer/classroom into an education resource center
  • Offers unique narration, video, animation and text
  • Provides games and trivia to support each topic
  • Uses colorful original interactive graphics that can be enlarged for group presentations
  • Has the unprecedented credibility of hundreds of physicians from a variety of specialties
  • Available in English and Chinese


In his inaugural address, President Bush announced plans for a new parent information website as part of his White House Adolescent Health Initiative. "Prescriptions for Parents" was chosen as the template for the website, which has now been visited by hundreds of millions worldwide.

  • The White House Adolescent Health Initiative
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • The National Fatherhood Initiative
  • The Medical Institute, Austin, TX
  • Care Net-Crisis Pregnancy Centers
  • Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  • Dr. Kevin Leman, author
  • Dr. John Rosemond, author
  • Red Cross Society of China
  • Ministry of Education, China
  • Parents Concern for Young People, Uganda, Africa
  • Real Life International, Lagos, Nigeria

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Viewer Comments

"I've recommended the Prescriptions CD to all my friends and fellow educators. This is the single best resource for teaching adolescent development and sexual health I have ever seen."
K. Sawyer, Florida Principal

"Prescriptions" is an incredibly valuable resource for teaching adolescent health; there is nothing else out there like it. It's everything I need in one resource!"
B. Warring, Department of Public Health, Canada

"After I reviewed the information, I sat down with my child and went through the entire CD. I can honestly say that we both learned a lot!"
L. Sturging, West Virginia Parent

"The children clapped their hands and wanted to see it again and again; a picture truly is worth a thousand words."
Idah Mehangye, Director, Parents Concern for Young People, Uganda, Africa

"I've used this resource in all my presentations to churches, schools and health centers. It has made my job so much easier, and all the young people love it. Thank you!"
Jeremiah Ifekoya, Director Real Life International, Lagos, Nigeria

More than 500,000 copies of the Prescriptions CD has been distributed through schools, health departments, parent groups, healthcare organizations and churches in the U.S. and 40 countries.