There’s a part of me that thought the day I would have to cross this conversational bridge was years down the road, like thinking about your child going off to college. Boy was I wrong. The inquiries started a few years after their own births; they were met with tales of whimsy (the stork, the basket on the doorstep,) and tales of medical marvels, (through a mommy’s belly button, from out of thin air.) I’ve even told the seldom used, “We found you in a trashcan” tale -- which was told to me by my doting dad, who would threaten to put me back in the trashcan where he found me, when I wasn’t listening.Read Full Story
What’s the right age to start talking to kids about sex, and who should be doing it? A recently approved policy in one Cape Cod, Massachusetts, school district would allow students of any grade (yes, that includes kindergarten!) from obtaining condoms from their school nurse, provided that they be counseled on it first. Does this policy go too far?Read Full Story
You probably thought you could put off the "big sex talk" for a few more years -- like, maybe until your child's wedding night. But then someone -- a friend, a teacher, or even a random strnager -- gets pregnant or has a baby, and your 6-year-old looks at you and says, "But where did the baby come from?" As the theme song from Jeopardy plays in your head, you scramble for an answer. We've got you covered.Read Full Story
Most parents pussyfoot around the dreaded sex talk with their kids. Let's face it -- it's awkward! But the longer you stick to the 'stork' story, the more you're keeping your child from learning about a crucial aspect of their health. So... when should you talk to your kids about sex?Read Full Story
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