All posts tagged: sex

How and When to Start “The Talk” Twitter Chat Summary

The following is an excerpt from a live Twitter chat that took place on March 21, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. To those who participated, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Due to the extensive number of comments received, this blog entry captures comments relating to: How and When to Start “The Talk.” We look forward to “chatting” again on May 1 (12 p.m.), when we will be taking a fresh look at ways our kids can help out around the house. Be sure to join us on http://www.twubs.com, (hashtag)  #parentingtweens. And now…The Twitter Chat: realmofoya At Strbuck with friends, want to know how much details you give a 10 year old about sex? FactsOfLifeBook – As much as he or she wants to know. – It’s never too early to start the reproduction talk. They’ll tell you when they’ve had “enough.” – Did you know that 83% of kids are afraid to ask their parents about reproduction? dr_m_green – Are Tweens ready for talk about sexual activity? (Beyond reproductive info?) – For a very sensitive child, are …

Turning an Awkward Moment Into a Teachable One

There we are. Sorting the laundry. My 6 year old son and me. In front of the washing machine, I’m bending down, one arm full of lights, another full of darks, as my son looks cheerfully up at me and says, “Mom?” “Did you take that pill to have me?” That pill? What pill is my 6 year old asking about? What has he heard? I took that deep breath. You know, that d-e-e-p breath that we all have learned to (subconsciously) take. And I said (to myself), this is BIG. Big I tell you. Take another deep breath. I took another deep breath, and journeyed . . . breeaathe . . . from an awk-ward moment into a teachable one. Am I really going to have this (sex?!) talk before the Santa talk with my six year old son? Then I ran right into that teachable moment. That’s what we gotta do, we parents. We gotta run right in to their open, little, inquisitive minds and in to their thirsty little souls. Right when …