Tag Archives: sex

The birds and the bees

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Bird - Junco

Bird РJunco (Photo credit: blmiers2)

My husband and I decided that when our children were 11-years-old, we would tell them about sex. This way, we figured, they would hear it from us before finding out from friends or the rest of the world. We wanted them to understand that sex was a beautiful thing, and didn’t want them to think it was something bad, dirty, or shameful.When our oldest turn 11, my husband took him to lunch at McDonald’s for The Talk. When they got home again, I asked my son how it went. Did he understand? Did he have any questions? He looked at me wide-eyed, then pointed at my pregnant stomach. Read the rest of this entry

When is lying to your children acceptable?

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I was working on an e-newsletter for my boss, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute. The newsletter featured a big cover shot of her book, Smart Sex. My precocious little first-grader saw it and pointed just before I could scroll it out of view. Read the rest of this entry

I think he missed something in class that day.

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“Have you and Dad ever had sex?” my 12-year-old son asked me in the car one day. I just about drove off the road. Read the rest of this entry