All posts tagged: the talk

I Must Have THE TALK (and other prose)

In honor of National Poetry month, and inspired by Marvin K. Mooney . . . Dr. Seuss . . . and all the moms, dads, and pre-teen kids who read my books, I share this with you: It’s Time for THE TALK, But I Don’t Know How The time has come. The time is now. I must have THE TALK, but I don’t know how. My kid’s at that age — that she just needs to know. My dear, oh dear, just how will it go? There’s growing and shaving; all the puberty stuff too And where do babies come from! WHAT’S A MOM TO DO? That’s when I found Corky and a dude called Bork To help tell the kids: IT’S NOT REALLY THE STORK! Just click right here and you’ll have ALL YOU NEED To help you complete this pre-adolescent deed You made it through potty training and the terrible twos It’s just the next stage of life in your mommy dues Trust me when I say the books make it fun Some …

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 …

How and When to Start “THE TALK” Live Twitter Chat!

Calling All Parents of PreTeen Boys and Girls! Don’t Miss This! Join me for a live Twitter Chat on Thursday, March 21, as we discuss “How and When to Start THE TALK” with your child. This is the first in a series of Twitter chats surrounding important topics related to preteens (and their parents!). There will be two sessions: noon to 1:00 pm or 8:30-9:30 pm EDT. It’s easy to take part in the Twitter chat: • Open a Twitter account (if you don’t already have one). • Use Twitter, Twub.com or Tweetchat.com to log on a few minutes before the chat. Enter #parentingtweens in the search box to participate in the conversation. • Submit questions by starting them with @factsoflifebooks, or ask your question in the status update box in Twitter. Remember to use #parentingtweens. Participants can also submit questions prior to the event by tweeting @factsoflifebooks using the hashtag #parentingtweens. What’s that again? Here’s the simple scoop: WHO Author Terri Shearer Trenchard WHAT LIVE Twitter chat discussing “How and When to Start ‘The …